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PSL scientist receives certification from the Project Management Institute

Edward J. Burlbaw, a division manager for the Physical Science Laboratory at NMSU, has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).



Edward Burlbaw (NMSU photo by Michael Kiernan)

To receive certification from PMI, individuals must meet education and experience requirements, pass a four-hour exam and agree to adhere to a code of ethics. Burlbaw said the certification enhances his ability to manage projects and will play an important role when bidding on new research grants and contracts.

"In the contracting arena, where PSL and engineering tend to operate, having a trained project manager provides the prospective customers with additional confidence that they will get the product they expect," Burlbaw said.

Burlbaw earned a master's degree and doctorate in physics from NMSU, a master's degree in mathematics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and a bachelor of science in physics from NMIMT.

PMI was established in 1969 and is headquartered outside Philadelphia. According to PMI, there are more than 12,000 PMPs worldwide.

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CUTLINE: Edward Burlbaw (NMSU photo by Michael Kiernan)

Chris J. Minnick
June 1, 2000