Download papers and materials from Epicenter community presentations at the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
The Epicenter community presented new findings and insights at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition June 14-17, 2015 in Seattle, WA. Eleven sessions featured papers and panels from Epicenter leaders, faculty in the Pathways to Innovation Program, student University Innovation Fellows, and researchers in the Fostering Innovative Generations Studies network.
Topics included program development, assessment, innovative course offerings and gender diversity in engineering. A special Epicenter-themed session June 6 included talks on predicting career choice among undergraduate engineering and business students, new questions resulting from the 2014 Epicenter Research Summit, and integrating entrepreneurship into capstone design. View the full list of Epicenter community sessions at epicenter.stanford.edu/event/2015-asee-annual-conference.
Epicenter’s Director and co-PI Tom Byers received the 2015 JEEN Engineering Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award at the Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division reception, which was sponsored by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN).
At the reception, paper awards were also announced. Second place in the research paper category was presented to Epicenter’s Florian Lintl, Qu Jin, Shannon Gilmartin, Helen L. Chen, Mark Schar and Sheri Sheppard for the paper “Starter or Joiner, Market or Socially-Oriented: Predicting Career Choice Among Undergraduate Engineering and Business Students.” Honorable mention in the same category was presented to Epicenter’s Janna Rodriguez, Helen L. Chen, Sheri Sheppard, Larry Leifer and Qu Jin for the paper “Exploring the Interest and Intention of Entrepreneurship in Engineering Alumni.”
Epicenter Deputy Director Phil Weilerstein of VentureWell wrote an article on his experiences with a topic at ASEE. Read his post "Are We Diluting BME Capstone Design?" on VentureWell's website.
Papers, presentations and posters:
"Exploring What We Don't Know About Entrepreneurship Education for Engineers" (download paper and presentation, and view a photo of the poster)
Sheri Sheppard, Shannon Gilmartin, Helen L. Chen, Mary E. Besterfield-Sacre, Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Angela Shartrand, Laurie Moore, Emanuel Costache, Andreea Mihaela Fintoc, Qu Jin, Calvin Ling, Florian Michael Lintl, Leticia C. Britos Cavagnaro, Humera Fasihuddin, and Anna K Breed
"Integrating Entrepreneurship into Capstone Design: An Exploration of Faculty Perceptions and Practices" (download paper, presentation and poster)
Victoria Matthew, Thema Monroe-White, Ari Turrentine, Angela Shartrand, and Amit Shashikant Jariwala
"Starter or Joiner, Market or Socially-Oriented: Predicting Career Choice Among Undergraduate Engineering and Business Students" (download paper and presentation)
Florian Michael Lintl, Qu Jin, Shannon Gilmartin, Helen L. Chen, Mark Schar, and Sheri Sheppard
"Using an Intention–Uncertainty Matrix to Categorize Entrepreneurship Education Offerings" (download paper)
Jacob Dean Wheadon and Nathalie Duval-Couetil
"Stimulating and Supporting Change in Entrepreneurship Education: Lessons from Institutions on the Front Lines" (download paper and presentation)
Elizabeth Nilsen, Victoria Matthew, Angela Shartrand, Thema Monroe-White
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