Teaching Entrepreneurship To Engineering Students

Monterey, California
January 12-16, 2003

Co-sponsors: ASEE and NCIIA

Conference Co-Chairs
Eleanor Baum
Cooper Union
Carl McHargue
University of Tennessee

Successor Program to United Engineering Foundation Conferences
Six MetroTech Center -- Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Sunday, January 12, 2003

16:00 – 18:00 Registration

18:00 – 20:00 Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres

Monday, January 13, 2003

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 – 09:30 Importance of Entrepreneurs to the U.S. Economy
Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Entrepreneurs Share Their Experiences
Moderator: Eleanor Baum, Cooper Union

09:30 – 10:30 Stanley Lapidus – founder of EXACT Sciences

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 Howard Flagg – founder of PairGain

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Panel of Entrepreneurs
Moderator: David Bodde, University of Missouri, K.C.
Questions, Discussion with audience

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: Attributes of Entrepreneurs
Moderator: Russel Jones, World Expertise, LLC

George Peterson, Executive Director, ABET, Inc.
Bethany Oberst, James Madison University
Caron St. John, Clemson University
William Pendergast, College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
Robert Crockett, Founder and President, Xeragen, Inc.

18:00 – 19:00 Poster Session and Social Hour

19:00 Dinner and Discussion

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:00 – 10:00 Panel Discussion: Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
Moderator: Phil Weilerstein, Executive Director, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

Joel Moses, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Linda Chao, Stanford University
Lester Gerhardt, Associate Dean, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Barbe, University of Maryland

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 Program A or Program B

Moderator: Carl McHargue, University of Tennessee

Examples of Initiatives to Engender an Entrepreneurial Culture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney
Judy Raper, University of Sydney, Australia

Developing Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Product Realization
William Leonard, Rochester Institute of Technology

Development of an Institutional Culture to Encourage and Teach Entrepreneurship – The Technogenesis Model at Stevens
Keith Sheppard, Stevens Institute

Developing an Entrepreneurial Culture for Faculty, Researchers and Students
Abigail Barrow, University of California at San Diego

Panel Discussion: Interdisciplinary Programs
Moderator: Frank Huband, American Society for Engineering Education

Vince Gallogly, Cooper Union
Renee Rottner, California Institute of Technology
Michael Fountain, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Kisenwether, Pennsylvania State University

12:00 – 13:00 Group Discussion

13:00 – 18:30 Afternoon free for Monterey Aquarium, sightseeing, golf, etc.

18:30 – 19:30 Poster Session and Social Hour

19:30 Dinner and Discussion

Wednesday, January 15, 2003


07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:00 – 09:30 Program C or Program D

Moderator: Marshall Lih, National Science Foundation

Entrepreneurship Learning Space using Sustainable Technologies
David Bodde, University of Missouri, K.C.

Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture at a Start-up Engineering Program
Anthony Marchese, Rowan University

Entrepreneurship and Engineering Education: The Multidimensional Approaches of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Tom Mason, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Moderator: Frank Huband, American Society for Engineering Education

Technological Innovation: An Option in the MS in Technology Program
James Gray, Northern Kentucky University

PhD Research in an Entrepreneurial Environment – A New Model for Graduate Education in Science and Engineering
Warren Stevenson, Purdue University

Experience with an Entrepreneurship Minor for Engineering Students
McRae Banks, Worcester Polytechnic University

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion: Partnerships with Industry
Moderator: Carl McHargue, University of Tennessee

Annette Bergeron, Queens University, Canada
Robert Taylor, Mississippi State University
Hamid Parsaei, University of Houston
Steve Howell, Lawrence Technological University
Larry Stauffer, University of Idaho

12:00 – 13:00 Discussion

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Moderator: Phil Weilerstein, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

Teaching Creativity and Global Partnerships
Marshall Lih, National Science Foundation

Supplementing Engineering Education with Business Training
Andres Salazar, University of New Mexico

Teaching New Venture Creation to Engineers and Computer Scientists
Edwin R. Addison, Johns Hopkins University

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Panel Discussion: Resources for Building Entrepreneurship Programs
Moderator: Eleanor Baum, Cooper Union

Margaret Kenefake, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Phil Weilerstein, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)
Rock L. Clapper, Bridge Ventures
19:00 Conference Banquet

Thursday, January 16, 2003

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:00– 10:30 Discussion and Summary

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