Cross-Discliplinary Experiential Learning Opportunities

Project X-ITE partners with faculty across academic units to create cross-disciplinary, experiential learning opportunities for students. These opportunities provide hands-on learning experiences for students to solve real-world problems in a collaborative, team-based setting. Students receive course credit and are able to make strong connections for future employment opportunities.


Are you interested in developing tech solutions to solve important national security problems? Apply for the Hacking For Defense interdisciplinary Winter Quarter course, offered jointly by the Colorado School of Mines and DU!

Join the infosession on October 7th from 12-1 p.m. at the Project X-ITE House.


The Internet of Things will require every company to rethink its business strategies and operating structures in order to remain relevant in its industry. The structure of this course series is for teams of cross campus students to work on IoT projects that are scoped to meet the specific needs of industry clients. Each project work plan is designed to produce a management consultant style report with a heavy emphasis on innovative thinking and industry results. Teams consist of 4-6 students representing engineering, computer science, marketing, finance and liberal arts. Students interact directly with company functional leaders, which could result in employment opportunities with client companies.

In 2019, we held two programs with Arrow Electronics and DISH. The Arrow Electronics project brought students across finance, engineering, marketing and computer science backgrounds to develop, promote and scrutinize the value proposition for Arrow’s Internet of Things (IoT) data connectivity services. The project spanned two academic quarters and included eight students whose majors were in engineering, marketing, accounting, economics, international studies, integrated sciences and business analytics. Engineering students learned about the complexities of multi-tier channel pricing while business students learned about various wireless technologies.

This Fall, there will be two projects including with KiwiBot – a food delivery robot and with Re/Max – which is focused on the future of real estate.

“I didn’t know anything about the Internet of Things and now I can talk intelligently about it.”

Student, Arrow Electronics Project

Are you an industry partner who is interested in partnering with DU?

If you are interested in partnering with DU and having students help you on a project – whether it is researching a problem, crafting an innovative solution, or troubleshooting systems issues, we want to hear from you. The possibilities for collaboration are vast!