ENGRG 298, ECE 298
Inventing an Information Society
Explores the history of information technology from the 1830s to the present by considering the technical and social history of telecommunications, the electric-power industry, radio, television, computers, and the Internet. Emphasis is on the changing relationship between science and technology, the economic aspects of innovation, gender and technology, and other social relations of this technology.]
Designed to provide students in engineering and the sciences with the knowledge and analytical skills to manage RD for a strategic competitive advantage. Most organizations recognize the critical importance of RD management in becoming and remaining world-class competitors. The course uses a combination of case studies, readings, discussions, and outside lectures. Topics include technology evaluation, RD portfolio, intellectual property portfolio and management, technology transfer, and technology, policy, and society.