ENGR 345: Global Innovation iPodia Course – Info Sessions

Ready to build your global competence and network without having to go abroad?

USC Viterbi’s iPodia program is offering ENGR 345, Principles and Practices of Global Innovation in Fall 2021. This 3-unit class is open to USC undergraduate students from all majors. The course will offer two sections on Thursdays at 8:00 – 10:00 AM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The course emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural interactions in developing innovative products and business ideas in our rapidly globalizing world. It will be taught by Dr. Stephen Lu, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Computer Science, and Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at USC.

In the course, you will:

  • Learn how to leverage cultural diversity to inspire innovation through borderless peer-learning, team projects, and cross-cultural exercises.
  • Attend lectures with classmates around the world.
  • Participate in global virtual teams to exchange perspectives and work collaboratively on innovative projects.
  • Possibly join a one-week educational trip abroad at one of the partner universities after finals week at an additional cost through a separate application and selection process.

Want to learn more about this unique opportunity? The iPodia program will be holding information sessions on Monday, April 19 at 10:30 AM PDT and Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 PM PDT. Join the sessions at tinyurl.com/ipodiainfo to learn more about the course and get your questions answered.

Check out the course flyer for more information. Please contact ipodia@usc.edu with any questions.

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