June 20, 2016 - The road to integrating innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education is never an easy one. Pathways program co-leader Alizabeth M. Sánchez-López shares how the Universidad del Turabo has propelled their campus forward despite Puerto Rico's current economic challenges.
June 10, 2016 - At the William Jewell College Regional Meetup, University Innovation Fellows took part in a city-wide event to help Kansas City become a smart and sustainable city.
May 10, 2016 - A partnership between Epicenter community members brought the InVenture Prize competition to Clemson University this spring.
Members of the Epicenter team share their favorite books for educators and students interested in learning about entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and design thinking.
April 13, 2016 - In special issue of AEE, Epicenter’s Tom Byers and Phil Weilerstein discuss the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering education, the development of the communities that have emerged to support this work, and identify challenges faced by this growing field.
April 8, 2016 - More than 300 University Innovation Fellows and their faculty sponsors spent four days in Silicon Valley learning how to make lasting change in higher education.
February 4, 2016 - University Innovation Fellow Tanner Wheadon created a mobile prototyping cart to test the need for a permanent makerspace at Utah Valley University.
January 10, 2016 - University Innovation Fellows shared strategies for student-led change in higher education at the James Madison University Regional Meetup in November 2015.
November 30, 2015 - Epicenter's Victoria Matthew discusses two approaches that faculty often take when developing makerspaces at their schools.
November 23, 2015 - Students forged new collaborations and learned how to connect their disciplines with fashion and tech at the University Innovation Fellows Kent State Regional Meetup.
October 13, 2015 - In October 2015, Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program held a workshop at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas exploring the vital relationship between institutions and their off-campus ecosystems.
September 15, 2015 - Bradley Dice, a University Innovation Fellow from William Jewell College, shares his perspective on an event his team held for the incoming class of students as part of Epicenter's #uifresh initiative.
What are pop-up classes and how can you get your own up and running? Professor Joseph Tranquillo from Bucknell University and Epicenter's Victoria Matthew share key questions to get you started.
August 31, 2015 - Epicenter founding director Tina Seelig, author of the new book Insight Out, shares her thoughts on why it's so important to teach students an entrepreneurial mindset.
July 8, 2015 - Epicenter’s Victoria Matthew shares nine insights she gathered from educators across the country.
July 7, 2015 - Download papers and materials from Epicenter community presentations at the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
June 10, 2015 - The Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico, a Pathways to Innovation Program school, recently held the first event in their entrepreneurship and innovation event collection The Melting Pot Series.
June 9, 2015 - Dr. Helen L. Chen, member of Epicenter's FIGS research team, shares three questions for faculty to consider when designing experiences and documenting evidence of an entrepreneurial mindset in students.
May 6, 2015 - Pathways program advisor and Lehigh University Professor John Ochs ponders whether our engineering students are truly learning anything. Is integrating entrepreneurship the answer?
April 24, 2015 - Play, learn, do: download a collection of games that help teach students about innovation and entrepreneurship, and then learn how to create your own unique games for your classroom.
April 1, 2015 - Student Amin Mojtahedi shares his 12 suggestions for creating innovation spaces after his trip to Silicon Valley for the Univeristy Innovation Fellows 2015 Annual Meetup.
March 5, 2015 - Students take the lead in changing higher education at the University Innovation Fellows 2015 Annual Meetup.
February 25, 2015 - 123 students from 52 schools joined the University Innovation Fellows program in Spring 2015. New Fellows met for the first time at the University Innovation Fellows Annual Meetup 2015.
February 25, 2015 - Epicenter's Fostering Innovative Generations Studies (FIGS) team has launched a major longitudinal study of engineering students' interests and career goals surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship.
February 2, 2015 - 25 U.S. institutions join Epicenter's national Pathways to Innovation Program.
January 20, 2015 - Humans of the University Innovation Fellows program: Ben Riddle, Furman University
Sheri Sheppard of Stanford University and Epicenter has been named a 2014 U.S. Professor of the Year.
November 12, 2014 - PhD student Bre Przestrzelski and Associate Professor John DesJardins from Clemson University have developed a human-sized business model canvas exercise for students.
August 11, 2014 - Students in the University Innovation Fellows program share their thoughts on Elon Musk’s release of Tesla Motors patents, and how the open source movement can impact innovation.
The University Innovation Fellows share their manifesto: "We believe students can change the world."
Download a collection of interactive games that can be used to teach concepts related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
Ian Cinnamon was born to make things, and he's had the opportunity to do so with some of MIT's brightest minds at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
Ph.D. student Cory Hixson describes Virginia Tech's design-focused living-learning community.
Entrepreneurship is becoming a way of life at the University of Virginia. Five members of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem describe how.
Scott Christopher from the University of Michigan explains how a truckload of light bulbs came to represent 1,000 Pitches, the world’s largest student-run elevator pitch competition.
Carl Shan from the University of California, Berkeley, describes how his school's chapter of the Kairos Society has inspired and impacted his national education venture.
Babs Carryer speaks to the importance of engineers learning entrepreneurship and shares a story from her years teaching at Carnegie Mellon University.
The free iBook "Innovation Challenges: Mind Workouts for Teams" describes methods for teaching and promoting creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset.
Elliot Roth's pumpkin-explosion business planted a seed for founding a new engineering and design club at Virginia Commonwealth University.
John Melas-Kyriazi describes how Stanford University's Mayfield Fellows Program and StartX opened his eyes to the world of technology entrepreneurship.
JD Wagner asks "What is the difference between entrepreneurs and artists?" and shares his activities at Oakland University.
Student Ambassador Sean Maroni created a giant triangular whiteboard as an interactive promotional tool for North Carolina State University’s Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Starting a salsa company from scratch whetted Patrick Schwager’s appetite for entrepreneurship.
Chase Harmon of Stanford University shares two opportunities created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs: E2.0 and Stanford's new eDorm.
In four years, Julian Jung from Northeastern University went from the bottom of the real estate food chain to millions in sales and a very personal new tech project.
Hongwen Henry Kang from Carnegie Mellon sees similarities between hackers and entrepreneurs: they both solve problems, take advantage of opportunity, and neither ask for permission.
There are plenty of courses to keep those with an interest in entrepreneurship busy this fall. We’ve rounded up the details on nine free online entrepreneurship courses.
Daniel Dalton, a recent graduate of UC San Diego, is making learning social with Yodel, his new social matching platform for students.
The Experiential Classroom clinic at Oklahoma State University provides faculty with the tools they need to teach entrepreneurship.
What do you look for when selecting a startup accelerator? Joel Hestness of 3 Day Startup shares some advice.
Entrepreneurship faculty learn how to build a successful startup, and how to teach the method to students, at the Lean LaunchPad Educators Program.
Zachary Sperske from the University of California, Santa Barbara provides opportunities for entrepreneurial engineering students who want to explore the digital frontier.
Jeremy Fiance, co-founder of the UC Berkeley chapter of The Kairos Society, believes that global challenges are entrepreneurs' greatest opportunities.
Christopher Wolfel of Northeastern University, CEO of IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator, strives to make the program the best of its kind in the world.
Meghan Lang of the University of Michigan-Dearborn describes her journey from shy sophomore to president of the university’s chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Momchil Tomov builds community at Princeton University with events like HackPrinceton and strives for inter-college collaboration around entrepreneurship.
Caroline Pugh of Virginia Tech is helping to change the way we shop for clothes online. Caroline Pugh Virginia Tech Class of 2014 Major: Business Information
Taylor Harvey of the Illinois Institute of Technology strives to unite Chicago’s student and professional communities of entrepreneurs.
Erin Fleurant and Misaki Nozawa are co-presidents of the Tufts University chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Erin Fleurant Class of 2013 Major: Child Development and
Vidhan Agrawal Duke University Class of 2012 Majors: Biomedical Engineering and Economics When I first came to Duke University in the Fall semester of 2008
Tyler Whitsett University of Michigan-Dearborn Class of 2013 Major: Supply Chain Management As I enter into my senior year at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and
A chance meeting with Google's Larry Page inspired Stanford engineering student Lauryn Isford to take risks and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Matt Bilotti is pursuing a double major in entrepreneurship and marketing at Northeastern University. He is president of the Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club, which boasts 100
Engineering students can learn how to leverage resources and take actions to create value, by participating in an innovation tournament. An innovation tournament is a
Student residents of the Innovation Living-Learning Community at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign live entrepreneurship 24/7, taking advantage of workshops, resources and a creative work space.
Within Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering Program, Lonny Grafman helps his students apply their technical education and skills to tackling real-world challenges. Here he
Olin College is committed to design playing an important role in the education of their engineering students. Here Assistant Professors Lawrence Neeley and Mark Chang
Purdue Ph.D student Sean Connell is an entrepreneurial engineer who is developing an innovative approach to improving wound care. As the co-founder of MedTric Biotech,
Deloitte Managing Partner Teresa Briggs describes the types of skills engineers must possess to be successful in industry. These not only include the ability to
To explore ways to solve the pain points of undergraduate engineering students, the Epicenter hosted a design challenge workshop as part of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Week activities.