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Friday, March 22 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Cross-Pollinating: Increasing innovation by blending arts & sciences + engineering + entrepreneurship

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Faculty at the University of Tulsa are blending the knowledge and passion of various academic disciplines in order to increase the quality and quantity of new and innovative ideas. In the fall of 2012, a pilot program called the Nova Fellowship was launched, bringing together students from each college on campus into a set of courses that: 1) gets them out of the classroom and into the local community, 2) teaches them the tools and process of innovation, and 3) requires students from different majors to work together to develop and implement innovative projects for a community organization. As evidenced by innovative leaders such as IDEO, students from the humanities and social sciences have much to contribute to the process of developing innovations.


Charles Wood

Charles Wood is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Tulsa. He oversees the cross-college innovation curriculum called the Nova Fellowship and is Director of Studio Blue, a student-run "agency." Through these centers, students learn problem-solving methods and implement projects that benefit the campus, area companies, and the surrounding community. Dr. Wood' background includes eleven years of work in industry as well as degrees... Read More →

Friday March 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 15

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