New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division Technical Session 8
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
Colorado School of Mines is a top public research university focusing on the STEM disciplines, with rigorous academics and a culture that encourages students to make a positive impact on our world. There is an undeniable thrust across engineering education to propel innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the undergraduate student experience, and it applies to our institution. In the fall of 2015, a small team of faculty and one student initiated a ambitious effort to build an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship at Colorado School of Mines from the grassroots level using an agile approach of learning, doing, and iterating. This agile approach quickly created a critical-mass of activities, involvement and support. Remarkably, within one academic year, the effort successfully cultivated a vibrant and growing culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the university’s community of students, faculty and staff.
The journey continues, but this paper describes the approach and activities applied to generate this new culture in a traditional STEM focused campus.
Blacklock, J., & Mondry, M. B. (2016, June), Disseminating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiatives throughout a STEM-Focused Campus: An Agile Experience Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26858
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