Elliott Manzon, assistant professor-educator of marketing at the Lindner College of Business, won a national award from the Society of Marketing Advances/Cengage Pride-Ferrell Innovations in Teaching award. Manzon was among 10 finalists nominated for recognition.
A popular instructor among juniors and seniors at Lindner, Manzon is known for spearheading the New Product Development course, which teaches undergraduates the process of innovation from idea to marketable product. His class recently acquired a 3D printer, which allowed students to learn design on TinkerCAD, an online drafting software, to manufacture prototypes of their concept. Employing the 3D printer in Lindner’s New Product Development Lab, the drafts are sent to print, which outputs in plastic substance instead of ink.
For future innovations, he hopes to introduce his students to non-profits that are interested in creating moveable prosthetic limbs built from 3D prints.