September 10, 2019
Welcome, Change Makers
By Elizabeth Donaldson
In August, the Integrated Innovation Institute welcomed eighty-five new students to its campuses in Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley. These new students are part of the largest and most diverse cohorts in iii history, and will spend the forthcoming semesters taking on new projects, connecting with corporate sponsors, refining their expertise, and building their network.
Get to know our newest cohorts
Nearly 300 years of work experience
Together, the newest students have nearly three centuries of professional experience.
An academic array
Of the sixty-eight survey participants, our newest students come from over twenty-five different areas of study. This graphic illustrates the ten most popular undergraduate degrees among the newest students.
The 2020 classes of Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services (MIIPS) and MIIPS Advanced Study students showcase diverse yet balanced backgrounds in the fields of design, business, and engineering.
Meet our students
Eileen Wang (MIIPS Advanced Study '20)
"I'm really looking forward to my User Research class, learning how to design smart systems, and working with a lot of people who are very different from me."
Dhairyya Agarwal (MSSM '20)
"I'm here at CMU to improve my product management skills and to learn the newest technologies: AI, ML, IoT, and Blockchain."
Andrew Plesniak (MSTV '21)
"I am excited to learn more business skills to complement my technical background. I hope to start a technology business shortly after graduation."