Engineering for People and Markets in California's Central Valley

California State University, 2006 - $28,570

This grant supports the establishment of a new program within the Institute for Public Anthropology at California State University, Fresno. E-Teams consisting of engineering, anthropology and entrepreneurship students will collaborate on the engineering students' senior project to produce an engineering innovation with human applications and a business plan. Students in the program will participate by fulfilling the requirements of their own programs as well as taking part in a one-unit seminar team taught by E-Team advisors from three disciplines every semester. The seminar will focus on basic instruction in engineering, anthropology and entrepreneurship, as well as principles of entrepreneurship, group problem-solving, and group processing.