Beyond the Classroom: Challenging the Traditional Teaching Model for Engineering Students
Bayo Ogundipe, professor and head of the engineering department at James Madison University, shares his approach to introducing engineering students to the global nature of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, with the support of our Course & Program Grants.
Five Most Highly Rated OPEN 2023 Breakout Sessions
These five workshop sessions were rated by OPEN 2023 attendees as having “extremely” valuable content and as being “extremely” engaging.
Training Future Problem Solvers Through Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking
Carlee Bishop, faculty director of the data analysis and communication master’s degree and professor of physics at Agnes Scott College, discusses her approach to integrating design thinking into human-centered design with the support of our Course & Program Grants.
Teaching the Value of Waste
Course & Program grantee and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas Taryn Mead offers advice for faculty seeking ways to integrate waste stream innovation into their courses.
Celebrating Sylvia Robles, Our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Awardee
Dr. Sylvia Robles from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was named our 2023 Sustainable Practice Impact Award winner.
13 Class Activities To Stimulate Inventor-Entrepreneurs
Inventor entrepreneurs are benefiting from cutting-edge I&E classroom exercises used by VentureWell’s Course & Program Grants recipients.
Inspiring Sustainable Design: Circular Economy—Design for a Lifetime
To help faculty engage students in green design methods, we spotlight key exercises from the Tools for Design and Sustainability course.
Cultivating Inclusivity: Why Mentorship Matters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Find out how to provide mentorship to students who may not feel like they belong in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Cultivating Inclusivity: Engagement at Community Colleges and Beyond
Learn how community colleges welcome and encourage entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds—and how you can, too.
Inspiring Sustainable Design: Biomimicry—Using Nature’s Blueprints
Faculty can use biomimicry to teach sustainable design principles to students who are looking to solve the challenges of the climate crisis.
Cultivating Inclusivity: Storytelling To Foster Belonging and Inclusion
Learn how to cultivate a sense of belonging through storytelling in your classroom by utilizing stories from mentors and teaching students how to tell their own.
How To Connect Design Students to Sustainability
Course & Program grantee Mateo Neri offers advice for faculty seeking ways to integrate sustainable principles into their courses.
Cultivating Inclusivity: How To Infuse Belonging in Your Classroom
We’re unpacking how the innovation and entrepreneurship community can bring a sense of belonging to higher education by starting in the classroom.
Studying the Impact of STEM Entrepreneurship Programs: The Why and How
Sarah Zappe and Stephanie Cutler share research highlighting the challenges of studying the impact of STEM entrepreneurship programs on individuals—and why we need to do more.
Screw Ideas: How To Fix the Flaws of Ideation-Focused I&E
Learn how the Screw Ideas manifesto’s radical approach to I&E education can help you redesign your curriculum.
How Funding Can Kickstart Student Innovation on Campus
Learn how VentureWell support helped three grantees introduce students to scientific innovation to solve social and environmental challenges.
shaping tomorrow’s healthcare innovators: a Q&A with Eric Richardson of Duke University
Eric Richardson of Duke University launched a biomedical engineering and entrepreneurship program to help guide students to become healthcare innovators.