GTI 2004 Program
"By the end of the two-week study tour, a strong bond and camaraderie had developed among our group of 25 students and faculty advisors. We shared with one another our hopes, fears and the insights we gained from the different site visits through the daily journals and dissemination lectures. Subconsciously, we have shifted our focus on "How can I cope with this situation" to "How can we cope with this situation?" We answered our own question, without knowing it." - Priya Vaidyanathan read more
SUMMARY OF PROGRAM
The 2004 inaugural program sponsored by the Initiative sent twenty-five top students, three department chairs and one professor of SJSU College of Engineering on a two-week all-expense paid study tour of Taiwan and China from May 30 through June 13, 2004. This study program had significant components in pre-trip acculturation and post-trip dissemination of lessons learned. Dean Belle Wei led the delegation, and Professor Jacob Tsao of Industrial and Systems Engineering was the faculty lead. The three department chairs are Dr. Emily Allen, Dr. Louis Freund and Dr. Sigurd Meldal.