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Can engineers be entrepreneurial?


James Madison University is one of 25 institutions around the country selected to participate in a program designed to integrate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education.

Schools participating in the Pathways to Innovation program assemble teams of faculty and academic leaders to assess their institutional offerings and design a strategy for change. The teams receive access to models for integrating entrepreneurship; custom online resources; guidance from a community of engineering and entrepreneurship faculty; and membership in a national network of schools with similar goals.

The schools selected to participate this year join12 other institutions that were part of the inaugural program in 2014. The program is run by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and managed by Stanford University and VentureWell.

Leaders from each team met at Stanford University on January 14, and a second meeting will be held from February 16-18 in Phoenix.

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Published Jan. 27, 2015

Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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