Fifty five students participated in a two-week total immersion in entrepreneurship and innovation at UMass Lowell from June 15 through 26, 2015.
Students from US, Japan, China, India, Thailand, Guyana and Haiti learned about how to think entrepreneurially, work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment, and how to form long-lasting friendships that increase their networks.
Students visited two area technology companies: MKS Instruments and iRobot. At MKS, they received a presentation about the company, its businesses, operational focus (customer and supply chain) and a tour of their facility. Students were very inquisitive and learned much from the visit about managing a technology company in an ever-changing world.
The iRobot experience was equally interesting and informative. Students had a tour of the company’s products and evolution. They received a presentation on the company’s latest business, teleconferencing. Both company visits helped reinforce the lessons in the classroom, and provided real-life experiences connected to their learning
Read the full report on Summer 2015 (pdf),