First-Year Seminar: Introduction to Technology and Innovation

This first-year seminar course consists of cross-disciplinary teams of new freshmen and transfer students studying engineering, art and design, business, and other disciplines. The teams will compete for funding and scholarships to invent products and technologies via Introduction to Innovation and Technology. The course culminates with the Koch Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Koch Industries, which is a semi-annual competition that will support the WSU College of Engineering in fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and teamwork among students. The grand champions of the competition will compete nationally at a collegiate entrepreneurs' conference.