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ENTREP 340: Innovate for Climate: Solving Problems Affecting the Great Lakes

Quarter Offered

Spring: Offered, times tbd; Evanston


None, but prior entrepreneurship coursework is highly recommended.


In this experiential class, students on interdisciplinary teams will address critical challenges facing the Great Lakes ecosystem (and beyond!). Collaborating closely with external partners, students will employ lean startup principles, harnessing insights from subject matter experts in entrepreneurship, science, technology, and engineering to innovate new products, services, or technologies that help solve some of our biggest environmental and climate challenges. Through an identified problem set, students will have the opportunity to tackle issues that not only affect the Great Lakes but also impact broader areas of climate, sustainability, and social impact.

This application-based class is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

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Course Details

Requirements that this course satisfies: Serves as the experiential requirement for the Farley undergraduate minor and fulfills an experiential requirement for the Farley graduate minor in entrepreneurship. 

Duration: 2 hour 50 minute sessions, once per week; 1 quarter

Class size: 30 students 

Course number: ENTREP 340 

Who Should Enroll: Any undergraduate or graduate student interested in expanding their knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation, specifically in the areas of climate and sustainability.

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