INTEGRATION LAB

OVERVIEW

The Integration Lab provides experiential learning and serves as the capstone event for M&T seniors. The goal is to provide students with opportunities to work on significant problems at the intersection of business and technology, enabling them to utilize what they have learned from SEAS and the Wharton school. This will prepare our students to be at the forefront of the technology-driven economies of the future.

​Select senior teams are invited to present their projects in our annual M&T Summit. The summit is a forum for our students, alumni, faculty & thought leaders to present their work to the larger Penn community. Every year, the Summit is structured around a specific theme of societal importance.   Students do not have to pick a project on the chosen theme but every M&T senior team is required to submit a business analysis of the project they design and prototype.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sangeeta Vohra.

PROJECTS

Student teams choose projects from any of the three tracks and work over the year. Selected finalists are invited to present during the M&T Summit in front of a panel of judges. The top two teams are awarded.

 

Synthesis track: prototyping, designing, building and making products to solve the issues identified using their own ideas

Analysis/Research track: working with faculty mentor on his/her translational research

Application track: working with firms or start-ups on projects

2019 PROJECTS

  • Aerate
    A dehumidification-evaporative cooling air conditioner.
    Team: Connor Sendel, Spencer Collins, Jake Fine, Ashwin Kishen, Sam Weintraub, Yann Pfitzer
    Faculty Advisor: Paulo Arratia

     

  • Thesis
    Exploring the Impact of Learning Analytics in the Education Sector.
    Team: Aishwarya Nadgauda
    Faculty Advisor: Gad Allon

    Thesis
    Sentence Translation with Small Bilingual Corpora.
    Team: Jeffrey Cheng
    Faculty Advisor: Chris Callison-Burch

    Thesis
    Looking for correlations in the fluctuation of prices of cryptocurrencies.
    Team: Ayush Goyal
    Faculty Advisor: Brett Hemenway

    Thesis
    A validation & extension to a nonparametric approach to buy-’til-you-die models.
    Team: Akhil Ganti
    Faculty Advisor: Peter Fader

RESOURCES

Check below for department specific senior design resources.

CIS
– CIS 401/400

ESE
– ESE 450/451
– Penn Library

MEAM
– Penn Library

CBE
– Repository

MSE
– Penn Library

Past Competitions
– Senior Project Competition

The following library links will be great resource when doing business analysis- patent search, market and industry research:

http://guides.library.upenn.edu/EngineeringEntrepreneurship

http://guides.library.upenn.edu/mgmt237/

PRESS

At second M&T Summit, students and alumni explore disruptive technologies

This year’s summit focused on “disruptive technologies” that cause changes in the market, such as cryptocurrencies and cloud computing. Seniors in M&T presented their design projects to a panel of alumni judges in competing for a $2,000 prize….

M&T Summit winner, team Aerate, Wins $30,000 Wharton Startup Challenge

Aerate took 4 of the 2019 Startup Challenge Prizes including: Perlman Grand Prize, Frederick H. Gloeckner Award for Best Undergraduate Team, Robert S. Blank New Venture Collaboration Award, and the People’s Choice Award.  The runner-up was also an M&T Summit prize recipient: Strella Biotechnology.

Integration Lab Finalist S.S.MAPR wins the 2019 Cornell Cup

An interdisciplinary team comprised of Xiaoyi Chen, M&T’19, Fangyi Fa M&T’19, Quinn Wu M&T’19 along with their teammates Vanessa Howell, Yoonji Lee and Mia Masour, all SEAS’19, competed in the Cornell Cup Competition held over May 3-4 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida…

CONTACT US

The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology
The Larry Robbins House
3537 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-898-4145
E-mail: mgtech@seas.upenn.edu