June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
26.1531.1 - 26.1531.8
The EPA P3 Program: an Opportunity for Growing Student EntrepreneursAbstractIn this paper we will share our experiences of fostering entrepreneurial spirit through projectsfunded by EPA’s P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) Program which is a unique collegiatecompetition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. Since 2012, we have integrated theP3 competition with the capstone design course of Clean Energy Systems track in mechanicalengineering as an effective educational vehicle for introducing the concept of sustainable design.Since the competition focuses on designs which have values of real world application, it is also agreat opportunity to create entrepreneurial spirit. We have successfully turned a design from acapstone design prototype to a commercial product through the EPA P3 awards. Similarsuccessful stories have been heard within this program. We will share our story in this paper withan attempt to encourage educators who are interested in entrepreneurship to take advantage ofthis unique opportunity to grow more student entrepreneurs.
Tang, Y., & Wong, Y. L., & Compere, M. (2015, June), The EPA P3 Program: An Opportunity for Growing Student Entrepreneurs Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24869
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