from cast-off to startup: using the waste stream in the classroom
Universities are not merely places for learning about the problems created by our waste stream—they are places for demonstrating real-world solutions.
using engineering design to solve global health issues: q&a with Ann Saterbak from Duke University
Ann Saterbak from Duke University shares her teaching perspectives on helping students use engineering design to tackle global health challenges.
integrating design thinking into STEM curriculum: q&a with Nancy Ruzycki from University of Florida
Nancy Ruzycki from University of Florida believes that design thinking contributes to building students’ entrepreneurial mindset.
instilling grit in tomorrow’s inventor-entrepreneurs: q&a with Soyoung Kang from University of Washington
Soyoung Kang from the University of Washington encourages her students to experience failure in order to gain perseverance and grit.
Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum
Jeremy Faludi’s Tools for Design and Sustainability includes a guide to teaching green principles in innovation and entrepreneurship courses.
integrating the customer discovery process into prototyping: q&a with Jin Montclare from New York University
This month’s faculty spotlight is Jin Montclare, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Tardon School of Engineering at NYU.
introducing engineering students to entrepreneurship: q&a with faculty grantee Ranji Vaidyanathan
Ranji Vaidyanathan from Oklahoma State University uses entrepreneurship to show engineering students the real-world applications to their ideas.
Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests
Frightened to fail? Face your fears! Download a free stress test to identify your startup’s vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans.
Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College
We continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network who are doing good work—faculty members who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring…
pop-up classes: a simple, effective approach to supporting young innovators
We’ve compiled some of the key elements to think about as you create your pop-up classes, and outlined a variety of options to keep in mind.
Faculty Spotlight: Julie Messing from Kent State University
Julie Messing from Kent State University is working to help all students, regardless of discipline, gain an entrepreneurial mindset.
Practical Ways to Integrate Principles of Environmental Responsibility into STEM Courses
Many faculty struggle to incorporate environmental responsibility into existing STEM courses. Jeremy Faludi explains how he did it—and how you can, too.
Active Learning Classroom Activities for Student Innovators
We’ve asked some of our faculty grantees to share their active learning exercises that you can use to help refine your own coursework for maximum impact.
Faculty Spotlight: Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis
Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis a strong advocate for creative work that is initiated by students or that is student-directed.
4 Strategies to Integrate Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education
We interviewed three leaders in entrepreneurship education about several ways to teach tomorrow’s entrepreneurs about ethics.
7 Class Exercises to Amplify Innovative Thinking
We curated a fresh new list of cutting-edge class exercises to incorporate into innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum.
Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University
Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities.
Faculty Spotlight: Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University
Khanjan Mehta from Lehigh University is working to transform entrepreneurship education to focus on executing ideas, not just ideation.
Faculty Spotlight: Gary Brooking from Wichita State University
Gary Brooking from Wichita State University helps students develop a mindset that is open to understand broader issues to better solve problems.