Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

This week’s ERC-Bioengineering seminar: Becoming an entrepreneurial engineer

TOPIC: Create your Future: Become an Entrepreneurial Engineer

SPEAKER: Dr. Thaddeus McEwen, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business, N.C. A&T School of Business and Economics.

WHEN & WHERE: Friday, 11 a.m.to 11:50 a.m., McNair Hall Auditorium (Room 240).  The ERC-Bioengineering seminar series is open to the community.

THE DETAILS: Society is experiencing unprecedented technological changes. Engineering is also changing, forcing engineers to have to function across disciplines.  Therefore, to be successful, an engineer must be able to think and act as an entrepreneur.  The presentation will discuss industry requirements, the many roles that engineers play, and the need for entrepreneurial skills for success in an existing business or in starting a company.  A general overview of the N.C. A&T Entrepreneurship Program, through the Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business (ICEEB), and how it can help our engineering students develop entrepreneurial thinking will be presented.  Emphasis will be placed on the program components, including the strong experiential learning aspect, collaborative efforts with various engineering departments, and ideas for possible joint programs with the ERC to help students translate their research and other project ideas into viable business opportunities.

Poem by A&T poet/professor Valerie Nieman featured on PBS NewsHour series Weekly Poem

PBS describes the feature as “a special NewsHour series that couples profiles of contemporary poets with reports on news and trends in the world of poetry.”