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Shaping New Student Identity as "Creatives" in the 21st Century Global Economy

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division Technical Session 10

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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

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David Brookstein Temple College of Engineering

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Dr. David Brookstein is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has 12 U.S. patents.

Doctor of Science in Field of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 1976
Master of Science in Textile Technology, MIT, 1973
Bachelor of Textile Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1971

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David Brookstein Temple University

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David Brookstein is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Professor of Instruction in Mechanical Engineering at the Temple University College of Engineering. He received his Bachelor of Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech and his Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He currently is responsible for re-imagining and leading the college-wide capstone senior design course. Prior to joining Temple University in 2014 he was Dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles at Philadelphia University.

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Keyanoush Sadeghipour Temple University

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Keya Sadeghipour is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering and serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering since 2003. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Technology, UK which is now the University of Manchester. He is a fellow of the ASME and a PEV for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as well as member of several national and international organizations. His current research interests are in the areas of dental materials (NIH), Bioengineering (Various sources), and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.

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Temple University became a member of the 2015 cohort of 25 schools participating in the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Epicenter is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell (formerly NCIIA). One of the elements of participation involves redesigning the capstone senior design curriculum to make it more innovation and entrepreneurship oriented and as such have a positive impact on student satisfaction. This paper details the expectations of students beginning a two-course sequence in the capstone curriculum. The student survey data led to a rebalancing of the curriculum to one that was solely based on “how to do” senior design projects to one that still includes “how-to-do" lecture themes but now includes lecture themes in innovation and entrepreneurship. The paper also provides information that will be used to continuously improve the course.

Brookstein, D., & Brookstein, D., & Sadeghipour, K. (2016, June), Shaping New Student Identity as "Creatives" in the 21st Century Global Economy Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26174

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