The university's graduate programs certainly develop outstanding and innovative researchers. The university's undergraduate mission is broader, but there is currently increased interest in the development of undergraduate innovators and entrepreneurs. Of course, most graduates need not have that inclination. There is a strong demand for graduates who will support sustaining improvement - the complement to innovation.
For the last eleven years the Raikes School's mission has been to develop and graduate innovators and entrepreneurs that have both computer science and business perspectives and approaches to challenges and opportunities. During this time the curriculum and educational experience have evolved rapidly with results being very exciting. Thus we believe that the answer to the rhetorical question in the title is yes!
In this session the Raikes School director will discuss the educational insights and results achieved along the way - what's worked, what hasn't, and why. The current curriculum, processes, and directions will also be discussed. Afterwards, three of the school's successful graduates from Agile Sports, Allied Strategy, and Nebraska Global will provide a perspective on their educational and subsequent professional experiences. All presenters then look forward to feedback and discussion.