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All undergraduate engineering & computer science students at the University of Portland practice innovation from day one in their Intro to Engineering course. They then have many opportunities in their upper-level design courses to develop innovative solutions to open-ended solutions. In addition, the University of Portland provides more for the student in this regard with its award-winning Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation where students can become E-Scholars, compete in the $100K Challenge Venture Competition, and/or complete the entrepreneurship minor.