Each semester, the mentoring committee, composed of faculty and industry experts, offers a one-credit hour guidance course providing students with insight on start-up experience, intellectual property, effective communication, creative thinking and contemporary social and ethics issues.
At the end of the sixth semester, each team submits their senior capstone design project proposal for the mentoring committee to review and help to find funding sources.
The program is designed to effectively teach leadership, communication, creativity, entrepreneurship and teamwork; i.e., professional skills that are highly important but difficult to teach with traditional curricula.
Kim wraps up the seminar by presenting several EIT graduation projects, sparking refreshing feedback on the innovative ideas and practical results of the projects.
Leaders and teachers at the seminar exchange ideas about the costs, funding, personnel, quality and resources, discussing their own ideas, confusions and suggestions. The seminar concludes with a positive outlook on the future of the Engineering Innovation Track program.