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Visiting the Women's Technology Park

Visiting the Women’s Technology Park with TIDE on May 2014 Global Seminar (CE 4011/5570)


Bangalore is India’s fast-growing entrepreneurship hub, where rural meets urban, poverty meets wealth, and environmental and quality of life issues are distinctly intertwined. We will explore urban and rural development challenges in India through the eyes of entrepreneurs, local leaders, and communities. Via this class, students will explore entrepreneurial and engineering solutions to environmental and societal challenges. During free time, enjoy the delicious food, diverse culture, and exotic excitement that India has to offer.

This course is offered during the May term as a three-credit, three-week study abroad course to Bangalore, India. The class will have four pre-departure meetings in MN in spring 2015. Program dates are May 18, 2015 (depart from MSP) to June 8, 2015 (return to MSP). The estimated program cost is approximately $4800/student. This class is open to upper-level undergraduates (students with advanced standing – juniors or seniors – with a minimum 3.0 GPA) and graduate students at the University of Minnesota.


Instructor permission. Interested students may apply at or contact Brian Bell at bell0384 {at} with questions.

Course Offered:

The next travel dates will be May 18 – June 8, 2015. The cost per student will be approximately $4800.

More details, including the application process, are available on the study abroad site.


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Acara is the impact entrepreneurship program of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

January 23, 2015:
Acara Challenge Applications Due

January 26, 2015:
Apply now for Acara May-Term India Study Abroad Course!
More info: CE 5570: Discovery India

February 26, 2015:
Acara Challenge 2015 Competition at McNamara Alumni Center, 8am-4pm

Acara Challenge 2015 Reception and Award Ceremony at McNamara Alumni Center, 5:30-8:30pm