Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
Paul Jacobs, EECS alumnus and executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc., takes the stage of the Clinton Global Initiative in June to announce he is donating $20 million to the university to build the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.
The new institute provides space and faculty and staff resources to better incorporate design thinking into the engineering curriculum. In studios and workspaces, students learn about and build devices and systems with rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies. New academic programs, such as a minor in design, will also be part of the institute’s evolution. A new building, Jacobs Hall (opened in 2015), houses the Jacobs Institute.< Back to previous page