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Innovation and Invention (I2) Living and Learning Community

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 or 901-678-2175.

Living and Learning Communities

Architecture + Design House
Freshmen First
Honors Floors
Innovation and Invention (I2)
First Scholars
Emerging Leaders Program

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