Students Become Entrepreneurs in Class
Posted December 17, 2012
Students model the Good-let
Students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Product Development and Innovation course presented their inventions on December 12. Throughout the course, which pairs Engineering students with Business students, teams were tasked with creating an innovative product. Resulting products included a leather bracelet made from recycled belts for Goodwill called a Good-let, a pet bed also made from recycled material for Goodwill, a Lenox hand truck, an all-in-one toothbrush that features brush, paste, and floss made especially for travelers, a collapsible bin storage unit, a prescription pill filler/inspection device made for Louis & Clark Pharmacy, and a battery charge-as-you-go pendant for hearing aids.
Students showcase their Lenox hand truck
This year, there were three paying corporate sponsors including Lenox, Louis & Clark, and Goodwill Industries.
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