Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium: Patricia Backer from Global Technology Initiative

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
ENG 189
Pat Backer is a professor in the College of Engineering’s Technology department at San Jose State University. Her research interests include Engineering Education, History of Technology, and Gender issues in technology.

Backer is a champion of the College’s Global Technology Initiative. In 2004, the SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering established a $1 million Global Technology Initiative, with the mission of giving SJSU students a global perspective with a focus on technology and business developments in the Asia Pacific region. Its goal is to expand students’ horizons about the opportunities and challenges of a global economy, to expose them to global environmental and energy problems in which technology plays a central role, and to motivate their learning of global issues and different cultures.

GTI participants in previous years have completed study-tours in China, India and Taiwan. This lecture will be about the latest GTI study tour in Taiwan.

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