Dean's Speaker Series:

PRESENTER: Dr. Sudhakar Puvvada, Vice President of Global Denim Innovation Center at VF Corporation

TOPIC: Integration and Innovation in Academic Research and Discoveries


In his discussion on Integration and Innovation, Puvvada will describe the innovation process, its relation to academic research and discoveries, and explain how to integrate this model into teaching and evaluation. He will further discuss scenarios from his personal experience on how science and technology can become more innovative. He has helped launch over 100 new products for brands such as Dove, Lever 2000, Wisk, Caress, etc. These companies were innovative in their vision and focused on improving what they did best.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 9

LOCATION: McNair Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public. 

TIME: 11 a.m.