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The Framework on Innovative Engineering

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Research Technical Session 7

Tagged Division

Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

Page Count

22

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24.1217.1 - 24.1217.22

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https://peer.asee.org/23150

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Daniel Michael Ferguson Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Daniel M. Ferguson is a research associate at Purdue University and the recipient of three NSF awards supporting research in engineering education. Prior to coming to Purdue he was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Ohio Northern University and associate director of the Inter-professional Studies Program and senior lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology. His research interests include engineering innovativeness, entrepreneurial engineering, teamwork, mindset changes, and learning strategies of both engineering student and practicing engineers. Prior to his university assignments, he was the founder and CEO of the EDI Group, Ltd. and the EDI Group Canada, Ltd, independent professional services companies specializing in B2B electronic commerce and electronic data interchange. The EDI Group companies conducted syndicated market research, offered educational seminars and conferences, and published the Journal of Electronic Commerce. He was also a vice president at the First National Bank of Chicago, where he founded and managed the bank’s market-leading professional Cash Management Consulting Group, initiated the bank’s non-credit service product management organization and profit-center profitability programs, and was instrumental in the breakthrough EDI/EFT payment system implemented by General Motors. Dr. Ferguson is a graduate of Notre Dame, Stanford, and Purdue universities and a member of Tau Beta Pi.

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Wendy C. Newstetter Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr. Wendy C. Newstetter is the director of educational research and innovation in the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech.

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Eden Fisher Carnegie Mellon University

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Eden Fisher is the director of the master's program in engineering and technology innovation management (E&TIM) and Professor of the Practice at Carnegie Mellon University. She earned an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon. She worked in industrial technology planning and innovation management for over 20 years.

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Paula Gangopadhyay The Henry Ford (museums)

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Paula Gangopadhyay is the chief learning officer for The Henry Ford, which includes the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Benson Ford Research Center, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, IMAX, and Henry Ford Academy. She brings more than 19 years of experience in the cultural sector with education, policy, and business leaders, to her position.

In her current role as one of the core members of The Henry Ford’s senior management team, Gangopadhyay is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, concept, design and development of ‘education’ in a broad and comprehensive sense at The Henry Ford. She’s responsible for a vast array of on-site, online and off-site student, educator, youth, family, adult and leadership programs, products and experiences for The Henry Ford’s five sites, which in turn collectively attract over 1.5 million visitors a year and has a mammoth collection of 26 million artifacts. She led the visioning of a dynamic education strategic plan as well as the conceptualization and development of many paradigm-shifting educational products and programs. She spearheaded and authored the development of compelling K-12 curricula, the Innovation 101 and Be an Innovator series, which currently are being enthusiastically adopted and implemented by teachers nationwide through the Henry Ford’s Innovation Education Incubator project.

Prior to joining The Henry Ford, Gangopadhyay served as executive director for the Plymouth Community Arts Council, curator of education, public programs and visitor services at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids, executive director of the Great Lakes Center for Education, Research and Practice, and executive director of the Commission for Lansing Schools Success (CLASS). Gangopadhyay is heavily involved in several professional organizations. She serves as a reviewer on state and federal grant panels as well as a thought-leader on several national forums. She has served as the project director of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants. Gangopadhyay has a master’s degree in history, certification in archival, museum, and editing studies, and a fellowship in education policy.

President Barack Obama appointed Gangopadhyay as a member of the National Board of Museums and Libraries for a four-year term in 2012. She is the recipient of the 2012 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) EdCom Award for Excellence in Practice, the 2013 Community Leader Award from the India League of America, the 2014 Michigan Informal Educator of the Year from the Science Teacher’s Association, and the 2014 Faraday Communicator Award from the National Science Teacher’s Association.

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James Edwin Cawthorne Jr. Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Sridhar S. Condoor Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University

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Dr. Sridhar Condoor is a professor, KEEN fellow, a Coleman Fellow, and the editor of the Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship.
He teaches sustainability, product design, and entrepreneurship. His research interests are in the areas of design theory and methodology, technology entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He is spearheading technology-entrepreneurship education at SLU via the Innovation to Product (I2P), iChallenge, entrepreneurship competitions, and funded research. He is the principal investigator for the KEEN Entrepreneurship Program development grants to foster the spirit of innovation in all engineering students.
Condoor has authored several books. Titles include Innovative Conceptual Design, Engineering Statics, and Modeling with ProEngineer. He has published several technical papers on topics focused on conceptual design, design principles, cognitive science as applied to design, and design education. VayuWind, a hubless wind turbine for urban environments, is one of his inventions. VayuWind deploys airfoils parallel to the rotational axis in such a way that, unlike other windmills, it rotates around a ring frame, leaving the central portion open for other uses. This enables VayuWind to extract wind power using existing structures such as commercial buildings and skywalks with minimal noise pollution.

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Edward J. Coyle Georgia Institute of Technology

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Edward J. Coyle is the Arbutus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, directs the Arbutus Center for the Integration of Research and Education, and is the founder of the Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) Program. He is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and was a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2005 Bernard M. Gordon Award for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. Dr. Coyle is a Fellow of the IEEE and his research interests include engineering education, wireless networks, and digital signal processing.

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Donald Wroblewski P.E. University of California, Berkeley

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Cornelia Huellstrunk Princeton University

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Abstract

The Framework for Entrepreneurial Engineering (FEE)Leaders in industry and government call today for the development of entrepreneurialbehavior and skills in engineers. Defining the critical characteristics of anentrepreneurial engineer in the different stages of the entrepreneurial process was thegoal of a team of 10 engineers, entrepreneurs and engineering faculty who participatedin a two discussions of how successful entrepreneurial engineers behave during theentrepreneurial process. The first discussion was held in October 2012 at the first NSFsponsored Epicenter retreat. The second discussion was sponsored by the NCIIA andwas held for two days in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2013 following the annual ASEEmeeting,The research question discussed at those two meetings was: What are the most important characteristics (knowledge, skills or attributes) of an entrepreneurial engineer in discovering, developing and implementing an improvement-in or a new or novel product, process or concept?The purpose of this paper is to document and share the processes used and theresulting definitions and identification of entrepreneurial engineering characteristicsstemming from those two discussions.Consensus definitions developed by the conclusion of the Atlanta meeting include: Stages of There are three stages of entrepreneurial entrepreneurial engineering: discover, develop and engineering deploy/sustain. Discover Identify a significant need or opportunity that engineering tools, processes or concepts can address. Develop Define and generate/establish an economically viable product, process or system that addresses the discovered need. Deploy and Sustain Launch and stabilize a scalable and sustainable solution to the developed need.Additional consensus definitions include: Knowledge What you understand Skills What you can do Attributes What you bring or how you need to act Entrepreneurial The design, development and Engineering implementation of a sustainable solution that creates value.Critical characteristics identified for the stages of entrepreneurial engineering were: Discover Develop Deploy and SustainKnowledge Domain knowledge Technical Business acumen knowledge Business acumenSkills Recognizes Market focused Human resource opportunities manager Idea generator Alternatives seeker Engages stakeholders Keen observer Engages Team manager stakeholders Recognizes value Strategic thinkerAttributes Empathy User centered Adaptable Curiosity Failure tolerant Tenacious Dissatisfied with Persistent Organized status quo Flexible AdaptableInsights into the critical characteristics of an entrepreneurial engineer will aid studentand practicing engineers as well as engineering faculty in self-reflection, instruction andteam management. These findings will also help establish learning objectives forentrepreneurial engineering curriculum and inform corporate hiring, staffing and teammanagement decisions involving entrepreneurial engineers.

Ferguson, D. M., & Newstetter, W. C., & Fisher, E., & Gangopadhyay, P., & Cawthorne, J. E., & Condoor, S. S., & Coyle, E. J., & Wroblewski, D., & Huellstrunk, C. (2014, June), The Framework on Innovative Engineering Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/23150

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