The Tech Core model is an innovation in and of itself. It is self-sustaining, agile, and eager to grow. The program has been running since 2016 and has accelerated every participant’s career, produced IP through Tech Launch Arizona, and fostered interdepartmental collaboration.
A central component of the program is what we call “the bench”. It is a physical configuration of furniture, work stations, and whiteboards that is essential to team building and productivity. It facilitates parallel programming, a coding model we use exclusively. Visitors are frequent and encouraged. The bench is a highly visible display of the student/faculty energy that the program generates and is a remarkable tool for messaging and amplifying the university’s commitment to collaboration.