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Case Study

P&G Funds Student Design Program

Students working on a summer project in the CREATE program

For the past two years, P&G has supported the CREATE program on campus. CREATE stands for Case's Rising Engineers and Technological Entrepreneurs. This is a program dedicated to exposing undergraduate students to the different aspects of engineering and product design including brainstorming, concept design, prototyping, and final design, as well as the accompanying industry-required documentation. Their signature program is the Summer Design Experience, which provides students with the unique opportunity to develop their engineering skills, practice experiential learning, and network with students, faculty and professionals over an 11 week time period. Students are divided into teams and each team works through the design process of a specific project that culminates in the presentation of a working prototype. Over the past two years with P&G’s support, several teams have made the progress necessary to continue their projects beyond the official end of the program.

P&G has long been a partner of Case Western Reserve. They have funded CREATE through their Higher Education Grant Program, which was established to provide support for efforts of universities that are better preparing students for success. Projects focus specifically in the areas of improving curriculum, fostering leadership opportunities, encouraging innovation and creativity and strengthening diversity.

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