University of San Diego Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering to Host Cal-Israel Innovation Expo in 2016

The University of San Diego Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering will host and co-sponsor the Cal-Israel Innovation Expo and Conference from March 7 - 9, 2016.

The annual commerce and educational expo showcases the newest Israeli technologies and products across multiple industries, connecting start-ups and companies, investors, faculty and business leaders in San Diego.

“We are very pleased to host this event showcasing the newest Israeli technologies and products that will power our future,” said Chell Roberts, Dean of the university’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. “Consistent with our school’s mission, the event will foster global innovation, cross-cultural education, and professional development, enhancing the vitality of the global economy and empowering students and communities around the world.”

The event will feature a dedicated high-level conference and expo focusing on emerging technology and science and provide exhibitors with “one-stop” marketing, legal, and business development solutions in the U.S. and Israel. Qualifying exhibitors must have developed Israeli technologies or products across the key southern California industries including high technology, medicine and bio pharmaceuticals, renewable green energy, water conservation and agriculture.

The Cal-Israeli Innovation Expo will include a distinguished panel of speakers including business leaders, local San Diego elected officials and academic faculty.

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The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is is ranked #15 by U.S. News & World Report for schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or a master’s. This summer, the school was awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to revolutionize engineering education by developing student engineers who are “changemakers” for social justice, economic development, and sustainability on a global scale.







































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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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