June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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INTEGRATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TO DESIGN COURSES – EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNEDAbstractTeaching and learning a fundamental core course such as Mechanical Engineering Design (orMachine Design) continues to be fun but a challenging task for many instructors, as well as forstudents. Strong foundation in Statics and Mechanics of Materials is a must to appreciate theinherent open-endedness that is typical to a Machine Design course. While the use of mathand/or CAE tools enhance in developing alternative designs, many students still lack anunderstanding of, and develop an appreciation for, the open-endedness and ambiguity of designrequirements. These are some of the attributes for innovation and creativity which help themdevelop a mindset for possible entrepreneurship. In this paper, the author reviews the literatureon this subject matter and discusses the assessment experiences of integrating entrepreneurshipprinciples in the machine design course taught by the author.
Echempati, R. (2011, June), Integration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Topics into Design Courses: Experiences and Lessons Learned Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18263
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