UO Academic Extension

Innovation Engineering at the University of Oregon

Noncredit courses leading to a certificate in Innovation Engineering

Prepare for the jobs of the future with the skills to create meaningful innovations.

Whether you want to be an entrepreneur or work within an established company or organization, Innovation Engineering teaches you a system to innovate. You will learn the tools and gain the confidence to create, communicate, and commercialize meaningful ideas, regardless of your field of study. Developed by the Innovation Engineering Institute, a partnership of the University of Maine and Eureka! Ranch, Innovation Engineering empowers you to lead change in your education, career, community, and personal life.

What: Three 10-week courses: create, communicate, and commercialize, a curriculum focused on reasoning, problem solving, and effective communication—skills desired by top employers.

Who: Open to adult learners who want to Create, Communicate, and Commercialize ideas.

Where: UO Baker Downtown Center, 975 High Street

When: Contact us for upcoming class dates at ieuo@uoregon.edu

For more information, e-mail ieuo@uoregon.edu

About Lynn R. Kahle

Lynn R. Kahle

Lynn R. Kahle received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Nebraska and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. He currently is the Ehrman Giustina professor of marketing and recipient of the 2014 Thomas Stewart Distinguished Professorship at the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business. In September, he will become academic director of the Applied Information Management (AIM) Program. He previously served as president of the Society for Consumer Psychology (APA Division 23), which he now represents on the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives and in which he is a fellow. Kahle developed the List of Values and has subsequently conducted research on values and lifestyles. He served as founding director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and has done extensive research in sports and social behavior. He has also studied consumption and sustainability. He has published several papers on life span development, including a 2014 paper on how values change longitudinally and other papers on how values are generally changing. He earned a blue belt in innovation engineering and believes that innovation done well can change the world.