Info Session for the Silicon Valley Dialogue-Summer 1 2018 with Professor Bala Maheswaran:
Silicon Valley is the ground zero for customer driven technology evaluation, innovation and prototyping. Doing a Dialogue in Silicon Valley is unique for highly motivated and naturally curious students about how things work, mainly, for rising sophomores and juniors, who are interested in technology innovation, technology transfer, startup companies and the culture of entrepreneurship in the region. The highlight is the Silicon Valley itself, it is an Innovators and Entrepreneurs dream world! Some ideas being considered are looking in depth at 6-8 trending and growing technologies represented by start-ups or other companies in the Bay Area (e.g., self-driving cars). Then for each technology, the students would visit a company, have a guest speaker, etc. Also, visiting closer locations such as San Francisco, etc. Inspiring interactive activities, away from traditional college learning environment, and new venues are some challenges students have to face.
This Dialogue is for highly motivated students that are naturally curious about how things work. This Dialogue is geared towards rising sophomores and juniors who are interested in technology innovation, technology transfer, project prototyping, start-up companies and the culture of entrepreneurship in the region. Also, for students across the entire University who wish to learn about technical innovation, and who want to bring advancement and a better future to their communities.