12 Class Activities To Stimulate Inventor-Entrepreneurs
Inventor entrepreneurs are benefitting from cutting-edge I&E classroom exercises used by VentureWell’s faculty grant 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.
How a Faculty Grant Is Creating Global Citizens
Learn how a faculty grant allowed a multi-institution faculty team to launch a groundbreaking social entrepreneurship program to address global issues.
opening the pipeline for assistive technology
We explore ways faculty can collaborate with a university’s technology transfer office to support the commercialization of assistive technology innovation.
creating impact through collaborative design: q&a with Penny Herscovitch of ArtCenter College of Design
VentureWell faculty grantee, Penny Herscovitch of ArtCenter College of Design guides students in understanding the full dimensions of their collaborative design impact as inventors.
fostering entrepreneurial thinking: q&a with Dr. Nathalie Lavoine of North Carolina State University
Dr. Nathalie Lavoine of North Carolina State University incorporates entrepreneurial thinking into her forest biomaterials and engineering programs, enabling students to pursue scalable solutions to environmental issues.
Empowering Underresourced Communities Through Waste Innovation: A Q&A With Dr. Caroline Baillie of the University of San Diego
Dr. Caroline Bailie of the University of San Diego teaches students to design waste innovation solutions for discarded trash in California’s Tijuana Estuary canyons.