Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering awards first Abell Innovation Professorship


Paul Skaggs, industrial design program chair for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at BYU, has received the college’s first Abell Innovation Professorship for his talent in fostering creativity.

The objective of the Abell professorship is to enhance multi-disciplinary innovation education in the Ira A. Fulton College.

With the money awarded, Skaggs said he would like to build BYU’s reputation by “promoting the School of Technology as one of the leading institutions for researching, studying and applying innovation components in education.”

Within the college, he plans to further develop a body of knowledge through the research of literature, making connections with others in similar areas and developing a course workbook showcasing success stories.

Looking outside campus, he plans to generate attention and prestige through high-intensity corporate innovation boot camps and innovation symposia, workshops and lectures.

— University Communications

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