Track: Engineering Education
This research aims to determine how appreciative inquiry promoted the culture of innovation in an engineering school and based on the results that were obtained to propose a plan of activities. Appreciative inquiry took place in a school of industrial engineering at the university in northern Peru, where thirty-seven students participated. These students participated through interviews and surveys by inquiring them about the best of what they have done in order to imagine what could be. Then a survey is conducted to determine the student perception of corporate style about the industrial engineering program (IEP). Analyzing the data, the hypothesis is accepted: that appreciative inquiry has promoted the culture of innovation in the industrial engineering program. This can be evidenced in the participation in more academic events, meeting and courses, in national and international calls about innovation, etc. Results obtained by students forced to the IEP to a greater participation and involvement in a process towards a culture of innovation.