San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.673.1 - 25.673.12
Global Technology Initiative at XXX: Results of Seven Years of an International Experience for StudentsFor XXX students to thrive in the highly competitive global economy, it is critical to developinternational perspectives and knowledge. The $1 million Global Technology Initiative (GTI),established in 2004, provides SJSU students with an opportunity to gain a global perspective ofthe world by learning about technology and business developments in the Asia Pacific region.GTI donors are high-tech business leaders with strong business ties in Silicon Valley and theAsia Pacific region. Given the current trend of engineering globalization in the global economy,particularly the trend of outsourcing Silicon Valley manufacturing, development, and designwork to foreign countries, the purpose of GTI is to provide (primarily) engineering students ofXXX University with a global perspective for engineering and entrepreneurship in the entireenterprise value chain and prepare them for a successful career in this globalization era. The GTIprogram includes: a pre-trip General Education course on Chinese economy, politics, education,and environment; organized site visits by XXX students to the Asia Pacific region, with allexpenses paid by industrial donors; and dissemination of lessons learned by the students on thestudy-tour to the rest of XXX engineering students during their remaining study at SJSU. Thispresentation will include the showing of a documentary about the Spring 2012 GTI trip to Chinaand a discussion of the evolution of the GTI program over the past seven years.
Wei, B. W. Y., & Backer, P. R., & Chung, W. R., & Wood, A. F. (2012, June), Global Technology Initiative at San Jose State University: Results of Seven Years of an International Experience for Students Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21430
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