arrow-next arrow-scroll arrow-short arrow check close dropdown facebook instagram linkedin search twitter

Blog

Stay up to date with what’s happening at GIX.

November 20, 2019

How GIX students utilize emerging tech to address…

post

The students of MSTI Cohort 2 recently passed the second milestone of their launch projects. The Launch Project is a culmination of months of joint technology development work between a student group and industry partner, focused on a full product or solution lifecycle. The milestones are designed to serve as a status update for their ( … )

October 17, 2019

How GIX prepares students for successful careers in…

post

By December 2019, GIX will have graduated two cohorts of students into a strong technology sector. According to a July 2019 report by industry tracker CompTIA, the U.S. technology sector added more than 56,000 new jobs in the first half of 2019. The number of jobs available in tech continues to expand at a rate ( … )

June 05, 2019

The Global Innovation Exchange Announces New Master’s Degree…

post

New track bridges business, human-centered design, and engineering to be first truly interdisciplinary Robotics degree The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a collaboration between major research universities and companies from around the world, is pleased to announce a new track in Robotics for the Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) degree, beginning in fall 2020. The MSTI ( … )

May 10, 2019

Shwetak Patel named Co-Executive Director of GIX

post

We are pleased to announce that Shwetak Patel has been named Co-Executive Director of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) effective immediately. Patel succeeds the late Vikram Jandhyala, his close friend and mentor. He joins Mary Lidstrom, current Co-Executive Director of GIX and UW Vice Provost for Research. Patel was a key member of developing GIX from ( … )

May 01, 2019

UW Provost Mark Richards Visits Tsinghua University

post

On the occasion of Tsinghua University’s 108th anniversary, University of Washington Provost Mark Richards made a visit to discuss further expanding and deepening future cooperation between the two universities. He met with Chen Xu, Chairperson of Tsinghua University Council, as well as Tsinghua University Vice President and Provost Yang Bin. Among the topics they discussed were ( … )

April 26, 2019

GIX Announces Four New Consortium Members for 2019

post

The global innovation leadership program for graduate students adds new members Vulcan, Harman, Roobo, and Lung Technologies who work directly with students on launch projects BELLEVUE, Wash (April 26, 2019) — The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a collaboration between major research universities and companies from around the world to develop leaders in innovation, is pleased to ( … )

March 15, 2019

Mourning the loss of Vikram Jandhyala

post

Dear GIX friends & colleagues, It is with great sadness that we share with you that we have lost our dear colleague and leader Vikram Jandhyala. We are grateful for your support at this time, as we grieve his loss. Please read University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce’s blog post with more information and resources for ( … )

March 04, 2019

Professional Development Opportunities for GIX Graduate Students

post

GIX offers many ways for students to network, learn from, and collaborate with top entrepreneurs and experts from leading nonprofits, startups, and corporations. Whether integrated into the Master of Science of Technology Innovation (MSTI)/Dual Degree curriculum, or facilitated outside the classroom, opportunities for students to connect with the extended GIX network is a top priority. ( … )

February 28, 2019

GIX Graduates: Where Are They Now?

post

The interdisciplinary, project-based nature of GIX graduate programs opens the door to a variety of potential career paths, positioning graduates for success in a diverse range of roles and industries. Since GIX’s inaugural graduation last December, we’ve already seen a number of graduates transition into exciting, impactful positions. Some have chosen to work in large-scale ( … )

January 31, 2019

Meet Rutuja Jadhav, Current GIX Dual Degree Student…

post

What types of learners are suited to GIX programs, and why? GIX Cohort 2 student, Rutuja Jadhav, began her GIX Dual Degree over three months ago, and specifically chose this program for its interdisciplinary curriculum and hands-on approach to learning. With a background in computer science, Jadhav says GIX has already helped her approach problems ( … )

January 15, 2019

Applicant Advice (Part 2 of 2): Test Scores,…

post

Many of the most frequently asked questions from GIX graduate applicants relate to the requirements for the Dual Degree and standardized test scores. In Part 2 of our Applicant Advice series, we asked our Admissions Committee to provide insights into a few of our important MSTI and Dual Degree requirements – as well as general last-minute ( … )

January 10, 2019

Applicant Advice (Part 1 of 2): Digital Portfolio…

post

Many of the most frequently asked questions from GIX graduate applicants relate to the digital portfolio and prerequisite coursework requirements. Since the deadline to apply to the GIX MSTI and Dual Degree Programs is January 21st (less than two weeks away!), we asked our Admissions Committee to provide key information and tips that will help ( … )

December 09, 2018

The Global Innovation Exchange Graduates Its First Cohort…

post

GIX develops innovators who can navigate and lead in a changing landscape Read press coverage here: GeekWire | Seattle Times | Microsoft On the Issues Blog SEATTLE (December 9, 2018) — A little more than a year after the launch of the Global Innovation Exchange — a partnership between the University of Washington, Tsinghua University ( … )

December 06, 2018

Academic Paper by GIX Students Accepted to the…

post

An academic paper written by a group of students in our first cohort, Yu Yang, Xincheng Li, and Junfeng Xiong, was recently submitted and accepted to the distinguished IEEE UEM (Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Computing) Conference. This achievement marks the first academic paper published by GIX students. The paper, titled Building Towards “Invisible Cloak”: ( … )

December 04, 2018

GIX Students Pursue Roles in Emerging Technologies and…

post

Graduation for the first cohort of our GIX Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) and Dual Degree students is just around the corner! This means many of our soon-to-graduate GIX students are focused on finding or creating jobs that match their career goals. Students have begun their employment search and are interviewing with companies ( … )

November 08, 2018

How My Passion for the Environment Led Me…

post

This week, we’re featuring a guest blog by Peiling Li, a MSTI student who recently joined GIX as one of the 44 Cohort 2 students. Below, Li writes a firsthand account of her academic background, passions, and more recent experiences as a GIX graduate student. She also shares her accomplishments at CoMotion’s Imagine Mobility Ideathon, ( … )