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"Facilitating broader thinking across cultures and academic disciplines is essential in developing world-class STEM students who are prepared to enter a professional environment where there are no easy answers." 
-from A Message from 100 STEM Social Innovators

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Connecting Industry and Students

Connecting Industry and Students

Katherine Atkinson, Marquette University

"You don’t have to change who you are as a company in order to bring in the entrepreneurial mindset. You just have to change your approach in what you’re doing."
Signals & Systems Without Control

Signals & Systems Without Control

Joe Tranquillo, Bucknell University

"I am not a sage on the stage or a guide on the side. In changing the project every year, I become a co-learner and co-author with my students."
Developing Opportunities to Inspire Curiosity

Developing Opportunities to Inspire Curiosity

Nahom Fissaha, James Madison University ‘18

"I knew what I wanted to be: A philanthropist, a leader, an entrepreneur. In other words, an engineer."

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A Vision for Value

A Vision for Value

Are engineers designers first—or value creators? Creating and delivering value is perhaps the ultimate expression of an entrepreneurially minded engineer. But what does "value" really mean?
From Engineers to Intrapreneurs

From Engineers to Intrapreneurs: An Educator's Toolbox

Great products make an emotional connection to the user. Do your students have a proper appreciation of intrapreneurship to prepare them for the dynamic, technology-driven business?
Poke holes in design

Poking Holes in Design: How to Ensure Value Creation

We need to go after our design decisions with forks and knives so we can poke as many holes as possible.

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