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Saturday, March 23 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Spreading the Fire: Broadening faculty support for the entrepreneurial mindset

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Lawrence Technological University, Baylor University, and Ohio Northern University are members of the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN). KEEN schools are focused on instilling the entrepreneurial mindset in their undergraduate engineering students. While schools have taken a variety of approaches, these three schools (among others) have focused on faculty development efforts. These schools presented at NCIIA previously on their initial efforts at faculty development. At this presentation, representatives from each school will discuss progress on moving beyond the impact of faculty "champions." While all three schools have taken different approaches, techniques will be discussed that have been used to encourage faculty to incorporate aspects of the entrepreneurial mindset in existing engineering courses. Assessment and tracking of progress will be presented as an integral piece of the faculty development. Faculty development efforts have influenced other network schools through translational opportunities and outreach. This collaborative effort has broadened the impact.

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Don Carpenter

Professor, Lawrence Tech University
Donald D. Carpenter, PhD, PE, LEED AP is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He has conducted funded pedagogical research and development projects, has published numerous educational papers, and conducted faculty development workshops. Currently, Dr. Carpenter is a PI on the NSF Funded Collaborative Research Grant “A Holistic Assessment of The Ethical Development of Engineering Undergraduates”. In 2006, the... Read More →

Cynthia Fry

Cynthia C. Fry is Senior Lecturer of Computer Science and Assistant Dean of the School of Engineering & Computer Science at Baylor University. She is also a KEEN Fellow.

Robert Kleine

Rob Kleine is the James F. Dicke Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean in the James F. Dicke College of Business at Ohio Northern University.

John-David Yoder

John-David Yoder received his degrees (B.S., M.S, and Ph.D.) in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is Professor and Chair of the mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. He has previously served as Proposal Engineer and Proposal Engineering Supervisor at Grob System, Inc., and Software Engineer at Shaum Manufacturing, Inc. He has held a number of leadership and advisory positions in various... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 15

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