The Distinguished Faculty Speaker series continues with Massoud Tavakoli from Mechanical Engineering presenting: "Entrepreneurship Across the University....Why?" on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 12:25 p.m. in Room 2-225 AB. 

"The EAU program (Entrepreneurship Across the University) came into existence in 2009 as an expansion of a mission to instill the entrepreneurial mindset into the engineering education. The main component of this program was a set of workshops inviting the faculty and the staff to consider and develop their own version of the value proposition for the roll of innovation and entrepreneurship mindset in engineering and science education.

Since then, 91 faculty and 85 staff members have participated in these workshops. Meanwhile, a number of other activities related have been commissioned under the banner of EAU. Also, as a KEEN school (Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network) with an institutional grant, Kettering faculty are eligible to apply for other grants from the Kern Family Foundation to support the engineering entrepreneurship education effort.

The main objective of this talk is to revisit the value proposition again, report on the progress to date and present the avenues of focused effort in front of us to continue cultivating a culture where the mindset of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Intrapreneurship is not only prevalent, but it also provides all of us a unified context for teaching that is not limited by our respective discipline’s boundaries."

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend, and lunch will be served to the first 100 people.

Location: 2-225 AB from 12:25 - 1:15 p.m.

Sponsored by: Provost Robert Simpson and Dr. Terri Lynch-Caris, Director of CETL