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Earl V. Snyder Innovation Management Center

The Earl V. Snyder Innovation Management Center is dedicated to the study and understanding of innovation management, providing Whitman students with the opportunity to delve into the diverse fields of business, law, engineering, and industrial design through an interdisciplinary curriculum. The innovation management program at the Whitman School was established in 1981, with the dedication of the Snyder Center occurring in 1993 through a generous endowment from the estate of Earl and Josephine Snyder. Due to the efforts of the Snyder Center, Whitman students are able to contribute to thriving innovation efforts in technology-based organizations, industrial products companies, and consumer goods companies and are recruited by companies such as Kodak, AT&T, IBM, and Lockheed Martin.

Case Studies

The following case studies have been prepared by Whitman faculty.

Vehicare’s Rapid Response to Covid-19 -- ingenuity, agility and a ‘can-do’ attitude to keep America moving

The forward-thinking leadership teams at Clarke/Vehicare found themselves at the foundation of creating innovative solutions to unprecedented problems. Not only were they met, but they were exceeded. New challenges demanded top-to-bottom attention and required all hands to be on deck during the COVID-19 pandemic of early 2020.

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