The Innovation and Invention (I2) living learning community is for those students
who wish to work collaboratively on a creative, technical project, to engage their
engineering knowledge and skills in service to the local community, and to learn how
to develop their intellectual property. The curriculum is designed for Engineering
students, but all interested students are welcome.
The program includes:
1. Inspired by the Maker movement, students will do a community-based project using
Arduino microprocessors. Students are free to explore their own ideas for projects,
which may include sensor networks, multimedia applications, or SmartPhone apps.
2. The I2 LLC has a close cooperation with the Crews Ventures Lab and the FedEx Institute
of Technology to promote innovation and invention for small start-up companies. Material
will be offered that defines intellectual property, and discuss the steps toward setting
up a small business, such as a business plan, marketing analysis and strategy, teamwork,
humancentered design, and the innovation process. The students in the LLC will have
associate rights to the Crews Lab and its resources.
3. Other activities would include periodic build nights, talks by community or business
leaders, game nights, as well as activities for geeks and nerds of all types.
4. Appropriate equipment and workspace will be supplied to the students.
For more information on how to apply for the Innovation and Invention Living Learning
Community, please contact Russell Deaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-2175.