Tag Archives: Engineering

OPEN 2017 Conference

During March 23-25, 2017 I participated in Open 2017 (VentureWell conference) with a group of other professor of the UPRM Pathways to Innovation group. We were also joined by Blue Horizon a start-up from UPRM that participated of the Open … Continue reading

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NVDE Meets P&G, and First NVDE Cohort Alumni

The NVDE students received an unexpected visit from Procter & Gamble (P&G) engineers and obtained an expert insight on how to do observations and customer interviews. The P&G representatives gave examples of how they develop new products listening carefully to … Continue reading

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How important is the Design event in Formula SAE?

In this post I’m going to discuss the importance of the design event in Formula SAE competitions.  It will start with a brief explanation of the design event, and tips on how to do well on the event. Using the results … Continue reading

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NVDE at Expo Ideas 2016

As part of the many different innovation initiatives the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus, this past April 28th the students in the NVDE program were part of this semester’s Expo Ideas event. Expo Ideas is an event held every … Continue reading

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Summit on Global Sustainability in Engineering Education

 
So what is sustainability? The simple definition that I like is: sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. Sustainability has three main pillars: social, economic, and environmental. This last one is the more commonly addressed by society … Continue reading

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TNVDE: second semester groups

Day two:
Now that everyone is formally enrolled in the course, it is time to move forward. As a means of creating and establishing the groups in the course 3 and a half minute Rocket Pitches have been called.
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TNVDE second semester Kick-off

As the semester begins and everyone is ready to take on the upcoming challenges, TNVDE also joins the race. This semester three different courses have come together to continue the projects that were developed in INME5015: Design Thinking and MERC4217: … Continue reading

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NVDE and Intelectual Propety

Last weekend, October 24, students from the New Venture Design Experience (NVDE) met with the University of Puerto Rico Law School Intellectual Property Pro-Bono program students. Here we will give you a glimpse of what happened.
 
Entrepreneurship and intellectual property are … Continue reading

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Designed in Puerto Rico (Guest Post)

Guest post by Nathaniel Vélez, UPRM Alumni and local entrepreneur.
 
Made in Wherever, Designed in Puerto Rico
The slogan “Made in Puerto Rico” has been an aspiration for our society for many decades. The ideal is really appealing: by buying things made … Continue reading

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NVDE Observation presentations (Guest Post by Manuel Perez)

As part of the milestone path within the Design Thinking and Consumer Behavior courses, students were asked to go and collect information from the community. In order to complete their task, each team focused their questions around six topics: Food … Continue reading

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