About Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset are keys to any engineer's success individually and to their contributions to technological and social progress. The Entrepreneur in Residence in the College, who reports directly to the Dean, is charged with working collegially with all faculty, administrators, and students to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. The College is actively expanding the number of programs and activities to help achieve these goals.
- Engineering Sharks Swarm to Innovation, April 13, 2016: The College's 2nd Annual Student Technology Business Pitch Competition with $2,500 in prizes.
- Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Course: A team-based projects course to teach the process of creating and analyzing commercialization plans for technology-based products or services.
- Engineering Shark Tank, April 13, 2016: The College's 1st Annual Student Technology Business Pitch Competition with $2,500 in prizes.
- Entrepreneur in Residence: Dr. Mike Devine is the Entrepreneur in Residence for the College and a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.
- Society of Engineering Entrepreneurs: This new student organization was founded in 2014 and is rapidly expanding its' programs and activities. (SEE logo and link to their website http://seefamufsu.strikingly.com/#events )
- Pathways to Innovation program: In 2015 the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering this national program designed to help institutions transform the experience of their undergraduate engineering students and fully incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into a range of courses as well as strengthen co- and extra-curricular offerings. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and run by Stanford University and Venture Well