For the past 9 years in the graduate IPD course ME 401, the enrolled Lehigh students are required to work on a new product development project for an industrial client with a globally distributed development team with students from the Netherlands, Germany and Mexico. This work was nominated for an American Society of Mechanical Engineers curriculum innovation award. The details of the course and curriculum are described in the attached nomination document.
In Feb 2005 we received the PACE award from GM et al and with our new international PACE partners we plan to extend this to other PACE institutions.
IPD has no faculty per se, we infect faculty from traditional departments with our philosophy of experiential, student led, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial focused education.
Student Entrepreneurs Competition 2005
Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) Team with Provost Mohammed El-Aasser
Capstone Project classes are co-listed under engineering, mechanical engineering, business and design.
Spring: IPD and IBE Capstone Project I
Mechanical Engineering 211
Integrated Business and Engineering 395
Fall: IPD and IBE Capstone Project II
Mechanical Engineering 212
Integrated Business and Engineering 396
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