Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
Even though not every student will be entrepreneur in the future, entrepreneurial mindset will help them become creative and valuable engineers. In recent years, more and more universities and faculty are engaged in incorporating entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) into the engineering curriculum. It is not easy for students to build up Entrepreneurial skills within one course or a couple of courses. It needs a process. Learn how to be entrepreneurial in engineering activities will be an efficient way. Incorporating EML in different course sequences such as circuits, electronic design, and communication sequences will provide students opportunity to develop and build up an entrepreneurial mindset. The paper reviews incorporating EML objectives and discusses the experience and preliminary evaluation results of integrating EML in our junior level course EE375 Electronic Design I. EE375 is the first Electronics course in our three Electronic Design courses sequence. The course covers diodes circuits design and Bipolar Junction Transistor circuits design. “The three Cs: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value” from KEEN framework are added as course objectives. The course come with lab sections. We incorporate the EML in the existing problem-based learning (BPL) based electronic design laboratory projects. Other elements are also added to focus students attention on investigate market and assess policy and regulatory issues. Preliminary students’ survey results will be provided.
This course modification is part of a curriculum-wide effort to integrating EML to different course sequences. So students will be repeatedly exposed to entrepreneurship skills, and then they can apply the skills to their capstone design and other designs in their future work.
Guo, J., & Santiago, J. M. (2018, June), Integrating Entrepreneurial-minded Learning in Electronic Design Course Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30682
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