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Communism and the Road to Capitalism

September 14, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Romania, Taparo Written by Jeff Webb & Amy Titus During our time in Romania, we have had many discussions with locals about culture, history, and business. However, the topic that comes up more often than not is communism and its history in Romania. This is mostly because... read more

The More You Learn the Less You Know

September 14, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Romania, Montana Written by Nate Flake We are hitting the home stretch as we come into week four at Montana MG here in Campulung, Romania. This past weekend we took to the road as we spent almost 15 hours between two days in the car traveling to see some of Romania’s famous... read more

Two Weddings and an Incubator

September 12, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Nigeria, CEDVS Written by Team Ubuntu (Rachel An, Craig Pearson, Fungai Mandanza) Last week, we promised you a wedding. And a wedding you shall have… We were so lucky and privileged that in just our second weekend in Ado-Ekiti, we were invited to a wedding! We were starting to... read more

Passion Always Conquers Reason

September 8, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Romania, Montana Written by Nate Flake It is week three here in Campulung, Romania and we are just hitting our halfway point with Montana MG. We have made great headway with the client, including wrapping up all of our department interviews to close out the discovery phase of... read more

TEM Lab in Nigeria

Take it to Church!

September 5, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Nigeria, CEDVS Written by Team Ubuntu (Fungai Mandanza, Rachel An, Craig Pearson) One of the things that attracts potential T-birds to Thunderbird besides the lovely Arizona weather is the international network. T-birds are networking extraordinaires and we believe in the power... read more

Team Taparo and their new friend Alin visiting the city of Oradea

Romania: Weddings, gardens, and communism

September 4, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Romania, Taparo Written by Amy Titus This week took us to the border of Romania and Hungary to experience manufacturing in Oradea. This will be the new site for the textiles that EuroComfil LML will soon diversify their portfolio into. Oradea is best known for its tourism,... read more

Blue Is the New Black

August 31, 2017

Team Montana here reporting from our second week in Romania. We were able to meet our client this week, an automotive dies manufacturer called Montana MG, where our project aims to improve their manufacturing process and employee productivity. The town of Campulung where we are located is a small city of 25 thousand people and serves as the gateway to Transylvania County where you will find many of the Romanian tourists destinations like Dracula's castle and the Transfăgărășan mountain highway, one of the most spectacular roads on the planet. We also learned that Campulung was also the original capital of Romania in the 14th century.read more

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Being Female in Nigeria

August 29, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Nigeria, CEDVS Written by: Team Ubuntu (Fungai Mandanza, Rachel An, Craig Pearson) When people talk about being female in Nigeria, discrimination and crushed ambitions tend to take the lime light. #BeingFemaleInNigeria is a social media campaign of women speaking out about the... read more

Taparo TEM Lab Team with CEO

Navigating Cultural Borders

August 27, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Romania, Taparo Written by Jeff Webb '17 Romania is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe, famed in the United States for Transylvania, Dracula, and vampire lore. In our short time here we have learned ways to navigate our way through the culture. Let us take you on a road trip... read more

Pepperoni Pizza and Corruption: Our First Week in Romania

August 26, 2017

TEM Lab - Fall, 2017 Romania, Montana Written by Nate Flake You never know what you will experience when traveling. I think that’s what draws most people to travel. Experiencing things outside of what you are used to. Seeing things that you don’t normally see. And if you’re not careful, you might... read more