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. In 2019, we held two programs with Arrow Electronics and DISH, and we are launching a third this summer with Continuum Partners.

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.

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

Student, Arrow Electronics Project

Upcoming opportunities include:

Arrow Electronics (pilot program client)

A Fortune 500 company with 20,100 employees worldwide, Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life.

United Launch Alliance

ULA is harnessing the potential of space for humanity. They are dreamers inspired by possibilities not yet imagined, believers. Driven to broaden horizons, and doers combining technology, innovation, expertise, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Hitachi Consulting

Hitachi Consulting’s entire focus is on co-creating solutions to their customers’ biggest challenges, to help them imagine and acceler- ate their digital journey with a practical approach that is just right for their customer’s organization’s future.

Kiwi Campus

Kiwi Campus provides college communities with  free, safe and affordable multi-modal delivery service that reduces traffic congestion and maximizes carbon free mobility.

DISH Networks

Dish has spent roughly $20 billion over the past decade amassing narrow-band spectrum, which is valued today at about $30 billion.  Dish will spend up to $1B more building out the first phase of its NB-IoT network that will cover 70% of the US population by 2020.

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is the first state-wide alliance of public, private, federal research, academic and business sectorleaders in the United States. Together, the Alliance is committed to accelerating the adoption of smart cities projects and initiatives throughout the state and creating the first true “Smart Regions.”

* Listed companies are in project discussions