The theme of my teaching is integration with industry. Students learn by doing, and by being motivated that what they are working on is relevant, important, and will be useful to them in the future. To that end, I leverage industrial resources to their fullest potential. This is accomplished in 3 ways:
Industrial problem definition: Industry provides input to, and sometimes helps to completely define projects for students or teams to solve.
Use of industrial resources: Tours, Materials, and Equipment both given/consigned or accessed at partner sites.
People: This is the most important component to leverage in an industrial partnership. Guest lecturers and technical advisors strengthen trust and collaboration.