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.
THE “INTERNET OF THINGS” COURSE SERIES
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.
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!