The Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement (IIGE) promotes a globally engaged university through funded directed research and experiential learning opportunities. With its dynamic network of campus and community partners, the IIGE supports UW Tacoma’s Global Innovation and Design (GID) Lab, a foundational program that uses design thinking principles to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges at local and global scales. The GID Award supports student participation in community design thinking projects undertaken by the GID Lab.
The GID Award is intended to:
Promote inclusive innovation
Enhance undergraduate research and design thinking skills
Produce human-centered solutions for local and global challenges