Global Technology Initiative

A One-million-dollar Endowment at SJSU's
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
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GTI 2006 Program

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"GTI was an awesome opportunity to meet successful people and learn real-life lessons we cannot learn in school. This trip was an eye opener, showing us how fast the Chinese economy is growing and how it will affect the U.S. economy." - Belal Abadalrahman.

"When I look through my 1000+ pictures from the GTI trip, I always wonder to myself, 'How in the world did we do all of that in two weeks?!'" - Ketaki Borkar. read more


The 2006 program sponsored by the Initiative sent twenty-six top SJSU students and three faculty members on a two-week, all-expense-paid study tour of Taiwan and China from May 28 through June 11, 2006. Components of the GTI initiative included pre-trip acculturation and post-trip dissemination of lessons learned. The study tour featured three themes: Global Economy, Sustainable Development, and Social Responsibility of Global Businesses and Citizens

Cities visited include Taipei, Hsinchu, Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Provost Carmen Sigler led the delegation. The other two faculty members in attendance were Professor Fred Barez, Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Professor Jacob Tsao of Industrial and Systems Engineering, who was also the faculty lead of the study tour. Dean Belle Wei participated in the Shanghai portion of the study tour.

Sites Visited

Post-Trip Presentations

Industry Partners
GTI Scholars
2006 GTI Yearbook
Faculty Speaks
Student Testimonials