June 16, 2002
June 16, 2002
June 19, 2002
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The Educators Corner: A Response to Needs in Entrepreneurship Education
Katherine A. Emery, John Feland Stanford Technology Ventures Program/Center for Design Research Stanford University
Many colleges and universities worldwide have seen the value of integrating entrepreneurship education into engineering and science programs. Creating a new program can provide the opportunity to affect regional economic growth, enhance skill development of the next generation of technology leaders and managers, and create a stronger connection between the university and industry. However, creating a new program presents many challenges as well.
In order to determine the challenges that educators face in developing entrepreneurship programs for engineering students, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) distributed a survey to entrepreneurship educators throughout the United States. Responses indicate that the resources required to build a quality program extend beyond textbooks, and include administrative, pedagogical and networking resources.
To assist educators in overcoming these challenges, STVP has developed the Educators Corner, an online instructional resource for entrepreneurship educators. The Educators Corner can be reached via the following URL: http://stvp.stanford.edu/out/educators.html. STVP’s interest is to leverage the strengths of all instructional agents—to encourage professors to focus on delivering high-quality entrepreneurship instruction, to leverage regional industry mentors and resources, as well as to use technology’s inherent strength as a dissemination tools and communication conduit to support worldwide collaboration. In this paper, we will discuss the results of the survey, online entrepreneurship resources available for dissemination and discourse, and the vision for the future direction of Educators Corner.
II. THE STANFORD TECHNOLOGY VENTURES PROGRAM
The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) is the entrepreneurship education center within the School of Engineering at Stanford University. The School of Engineering is home to approximately 3,000 students—more than 25% of all the degrees at Stanford. Stanford’s Wellspring of Innovation, an online database of ventures started by Stanford alumni, indicates that over 50% of all Stanford affiliated start-ups come from School of Engineering alumni. This creates a huge need and demand for high-technology entrepreneurship education. The STVP Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education
Emery, K., & Feland, J. (2002, June), The Educators Corner: A Response To Survey Needs In Entrepreneurship Education Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10450
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