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TE 401 - Developing Breakthrough Projects

Spring 2021

City ScholarsTE401CS68142OLC2 -    Andrew Singer
Jed L Taylor
Intro to Design ThinkingTE401DT69646ONL21600 - 1750 T    Amanda Henderson
Augmented Listening and AudioTE401F66226LCD1 -    Andrew Singer
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401G66327LCD1 -     Keilin Jahnke
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401IND73041LCD1 -    John S Thode
Develop Breakthrough ProjectsTE401L73516OD1 -     Brian Lilly

Official Description

Project-based exploration with teams of students working together in a large innovation and entrepreneurial context. Encourage development of innovative, leadership, and entrepreneurial skill sets, including financing, marketing, sales, operations, business plans, and management. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated.

Course Description

Want to work on a project or startup and get course credit?

Take one of the TE 401 sections that are available, or create one of your own! Contact TEC at for more information.

Design Thinking for Women's Health & Wellbeing – TE 401-D
Design Thinking for Women's Health & Wellbeing, developed by Siebel Center for Design, teaches students to use design thinking and creativity to explore the intersection of technology and social issues, including explorations into a variety of women’s health and wellbeing issues such as reproductive rights, aging and menopause, and equity. Students will develop content knowledge, have hands-on experiences, and gain a sense of belonging and identity as entrepreneurs by discovering a problem and developing a concept idea. Email for more information. This class will meet for the first 8 weeks of the semester, and will be delivered via Moodle.

Introduction to Design Thinking – TE 401-DT
Introduction to Design Thinking, developed by Siebel Center for Design, provides guidance to students in learning and building competency in the design thinking process. Students work in groups to participate in the design thinking process in order to develop innovative outcomes. Have an idea? We can help you refine it through the principles of design thinking. Looking for an idea? We can walk you through the design thinking process to search for opportunity areas and help you identify specific concept directions to further explore. Email for more information. This class will meet for the first 8 weeks of the semester, and will be delivered via Moodle.

Augmented Listening Technology – TE 401-F
Recent advances in embedded sensing and computing technology and in audio signal processing are enabling groundbreaking advances in augmented listening technology, including hearing aids, smart headphones, and audio augmented reality. In this project-based experiential course, students will develop prototypes, design experiments, and collect data to explore the capabilities of multichannel augmented listening devices using large sensor arrays and state-of-the-art signal processing methods. The collaborative project will incorporate electronic hardware design, laboratory experiments, and data analysis. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue individual research into applications related to audio enhancement, array processing, and machine audition. TE 401 F Website

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