We are excited to kick off the new year by announcing our 2017 Faculty Grant awardees! We’ve given $363k in total to fifteen university faculty to support the creation or improvement of courses and programs to engage students in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship. Meet them all here.
Our Faculty Grants Program offers university faculty up to $30k in funding to pioneer new ways to challenge students to develop inventive, STEM-based ideas and gain the entrepreneurial skills they need to bring them to market.
The 15 new grantees include:
Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship (ICE) Project Phase II Development (Western State Colorado University) – A collaborative effort supporting the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem by expanding the advisory board and minor; reinventing an existing capstone course, and developing two new courses.
Translating Nature: BioMimetics Idea2Product Course (University of Akron- Main Campus) – An enhanced project-based entrepreneurship course in which biology/biomimicry students work with seniors from engineering, business, and law to commercialize biomimetic research.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Curriculum Redesign and Launch (Albany State University) – A redesign of six entrepreneurship courses to build creativity, an understanding of innovation, and confidence of undergraduate students through product prototyping and pitch activities across majors.