Class teams engineering leadership students with Hungarian university

Class teams engineering leadership students with Hungarian university

Participating in an international experience traditionally means study abroad or a similar college program. But an engineering leadership course is letting students learn in a global context without having to leave the confines of campus. The class, International Leadership of Enterprise and Development (ILEAD), teams students in Penn State's engineering leadership program with economics students at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary, using the latest information technology available. Taught by Andras Gordon, instructor in engineering design, and developed in 2005 by Rick Schuhmann, the Walter L. Robb Director of Engineering Leadership, the course turns the Penn State-Corvinus student teams into consultants, utilizing their combined expertise in engineering and business in real-world projects recruited by each university's faculty.