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students participating in the INSPIRES undergraduate program

ENGR 489 - INSPIRES is a course designed to provide students starting at the sophomore year with opportunities to work on industry-sponsored multidisciplinary team projects addressing a real-world engineering problem. Students will integrate knowledge from previous courses for engineering analysis, learn and practice elements of the engineering design process, develop and implement project plans, and practice professional skills such as working on teams and effectively communicating technical outcomes. Students will work on teams and interact with industry on a weekly basis to ensure the project remains focused on sponsor’s requirements. 

Student Benefits

In this course, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with sponsors of interest.
  • Apply disciplinary skills on exciting projects.
  • Gain valuable knowledge and skills for your professional career.
  • Be considered for a summer internship.
  • Earn course credit.

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Industry Benefits

Participating companies will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with students early in substantive ways.
  • Work long-term with a team of students.
  • Provide input in student team selection.
  • Recruit summer interns.
  • Enhance recruiting efforts with "remote interns."