21 minutes | Sep 7, 2021

Cross-Disciplinary Teams Can Solve the World's Problems - Dr. Michael Lovell, President of Marquette University

How can we do a better job of solving the world's challenges?When it comes to research and innovation, too often we have siloed teams trying to solve big problems. Instead, we need broader teams of people from different backgrounds, organizations and skillsets to develop solutions together.In this episode, Dr. Michael Lovell, President of Marquette University, shows us how taking a cross-disciplinary approach to big problems is already accelerating innovation in Milwaukee.You'll hear about:How putting together teams of students from different majors for a class project can prepare them to work in cross-disciplinary teams in their careersWhy moving from independent work to research clusters can accelerate the research being done at a universityHow an athletic performance lab is improving the lives of firefighters and cancer patientsHow the Data Science Institute brings together diverse individuals from universities and businesses to tackle broad-based socio-economic issues and attract talent to the region
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