The Effective Team Dynamics (ETD) Initiative at Georgia Tech developed curriculum to improve function of student teams. ETD uses the language of CliftonStrengths® to help students identify the areas in which they are the strongest and to apply those strengths to interpersonal contexts. ETD has developed curriculum for five “Touchpoints,” or units, beginning with first-year seminar and ending with capstone senior design. Each Touchpoint is modular, and instructors can flexibly integrate the materials drawing on the expertise of ETD’s trained facilitators. Next, ETD will study the effects of team training on students’ persistence in their intended college major, focusing on the persistence of underrepresented minority students.