Creating social entrepreneurs

This Complex Problems course will introduce students to the complex problem: How we can create and support social entrepreneurs? Social entrepreneurs are individuals who create businesses to address social problems or needs that are unmet by governments and current markets. These social entrepreneurs generally work with, but not against, the market forces and are typically […]

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Design Thinking for Innovation  

This course helps students understand and apply a powerful new approach to solving complex problems through human-centered thinking. Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that is transforming fields from entertainment to international development. Students will learn critical thinking, empathy, how to question assumptions, how to clearly define a problem and other core tools of reasoning. […]

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Food Water Energy Nexus

Food, energy, and water resources are interconnected, so addressing one resource will cause scarcities in others. This complex problem requires innovative, cooperative, and interdisciplinary solutions utilizing the skills from multiple disciplines. The next generation must be equipped with sustainability and resilience strategies for the food energy water nexus, requiring interdisciplinary approaches. Natural scientists, engineers, social […]

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