RIT’s engineering honors program: product innovation in a global economy

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dc.contributor.author Czernikowski, Roy en_US
dc.contributor.author Bailey, Margaret en_US
dc.contributor.author Borkholder, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Matthew en_US
dc.contributor.author Nye, Alan en_US
dc.contributor.author Reeve, N. Richard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-01T14:14:41Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-02-01T14:14:41Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-10-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (2007) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/5550 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The honors program in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology began in 2002. The program admits approximately thirty first year students each year and focuses upon product innovation in a global economy. The goal of the program is to provide talented engineering students with a full appreciation of the product development cycle, from concept to realization; in particular, how products are conceived, how decisions are made at the corporate level to pursue certain products and not others, and how product concepts are refined, engineered, and then manufactured for the marketplace. The first strategy being used is a two academic year course sequence covering topics ranging from teamwork and leadership to globalization. The second strategy involves taking students on two comprehensive “field trips” – one domestic and the other international, where students explore how companies, large and small, address product development. Prior to each trip students present background material on each company and after the company visit students engage in a discussion of the company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This paper will describe the successful integration of this specialized series of courses with the domestic and international company visits to achieve student appreciation of product development in a global marketplace. Program and course assessment results will be presented. en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.subject Engineering honors program en_US
dc.subject Global economy en_US
dc.subject Product innovation en_US
dc.title RIT’s engineering honors program: product innovation in a global economy en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US

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