Workshops – “Design and Tech Entrepreneurship”

Students pick a time that fits their schedule. Every class will have the choice of the same 5 lab topics to meet their interests and preferences. 
All classes are 3 credit hours. 

497-501, Tuesday 9:40 AM-12:30 PM
CRN 14695

497-502, Tuesday 2:00-4:50 PM
CRN 14696

497-503, Wednesday 9:40 AM-12:30 PM
CRN 14697

497-504, Thursday 2:00-4:50 PM
CRN 14698

497-505, Thursday 6:45-9:25 PM
CRN 14701

497-506, Friday 9:40 AM-12:30 PM
CRN 14699

The IPRO Lab Workshops are an opportunity for students to solve a real-world problem identified by industry and community partners. In each workshop, students will select a lab to join (Community Lab, Energy Lab, Game Lab, Health Lab, Food Lab) and will develop solutions that address critical challenges facing these vital sectors. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students will learn how to apply design thinking practices to refine and solve a problem and then communicate their solutions to the industry or community partner. Students will learn how to manage a project, research and frame a business problem, conduct customer and user research, prototype concepts, and use quantitative methods to assess the financial or social impact of their solution. Successful conclusion of this course will be the presentation of a refined solution that includes a fully developed concept and a prototype to the industry or community partner.

Here are examples of the lab topics from the Spring 2021 semester.

If there are any questions, please contact:

Emily Harrington (

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