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Duke I&E BOV Presentation

A vision of the future of Undergraduate Engineering Education at Duke

Peter Hollender

on 19 April 2013

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Transcript of Duke I&E BOV Presentation

Duke Students Market Ideas How do we train our students to generate new ideas, and how do we enable them to turn those ideas into real ventures? Innovation Exposure Fundamentals Engineering students must understand the industry outside of the context of textbooks, homework and labs, and be able to put the pieces together to see the gaps Needs Finding This is accomplished through classwork and labs. Our curriculum does a good job of covering a broad array of engineering principles, and students' theoretical understanding is sound. We have promising programs and courses offering experiential learning opportunities in and out of the classroom Industrial Internships
Medical Device Innovation
Invention to Application
Duke in Silicon Valley
Summer Innovation Program
InCube Entrepreneurship Of course, not all ideas are winners, and students seriously interested in entrepreneurship should learn how evaluate what ideas have technical feasibility, a sufficient market proposition, a viable IP strategy, etc. etc. Introduction to Business in Technology-Based Companies (BME 385)
Medical Device Innovation (BME 290/790)
Leading Medical Device Innovation to Market (HLTHMGMT 491/BME 360)
Invention-to-Application: Healthcare Research Commercialization (HLTHMGMT 491/ BME 362)
Intellectual Property, Business Law, and Entrepreneurship (EGRMGMT 220)
Engineering Entrepreneurship (EGRMGMNT 299.XY)
Marketing Essentials for Early Stage Technologies and Products (EGRMNT 299.XY). Fortunately, we have classes for that. However, students also need a space to develop prototypes, and access to equipment. We have a machine shop, but no mandatory training. We have no open design lab spaces. The best ways get access to space and equipment:
steal Plans for a "Design Kitchen" in a future engineering building could be the foundation of the solution
Divide by discipline, not department
Share equipment between classes and with student projects via a centralized inventory
Both students and faculty can use and reserve space for classes and extracurricular projects DuHatch offers office space for developing start-ups
DukeGEN offers networking opportunities to build a team
The Duke Start-up Challenge offers the chance to win non-dilutive funding Seriously entrepreneurial students can handle the business end of their ventures through various campus programs: Student entrepreneurship has never had lower barriers to entry Technological
Rapid Prototyping / 3D Printing
Cloud computing / storage
Open Source Software
Business Model
Digital Distribution – App Store
Digital Storefronts
Non-Dilutive Funding
Business plan competitions
Crowdfunding – Kickstarter
SBIR grants Pratt Professors are running some really cool programs Dr. Truskey is developing an advanced BME design sequence that follows student projects from needs-finding to market research and prototyping.
Dr. Barnes runs a course focused around needs development through shadowing clinicians at Duke Hospital
Dr. Wax offers a course in which students are developing medical devices powered by a combination of Android tablets and Arduinos.
Dr. Palmeri replaced expensive computer + DAQ systems with Arduinos in a circuits class. ...sorry that these are all from BME, but its the department I'm most familiar with. Duke Start-up challenge,
Masters of Engineering Management,
Innovation Co-Lab,
Duke In Silicon Valley,
Summer Innovation Program
Duke Venture Forward,
Startup Ventures Clinic,
Duke Entrepreneurship Manual,
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
...and the list goes on...

All these programs are trying to answer the same question: ...so what does the future hold? We can start putting the pieces together to improve the core undergraduate engineering curriculum

Cross-disciplinary, collaborative, open design space
Train in the machine shop, CAD, mobile programming, etc.
Get students using more tools of the trade, earlier.
Expand the senior design project to a multi-semester "Design Thesis"
More time for ideation
More cycles of prototypes
A more complete deliverable Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering A vision of the future of undergraduate engineering education at Duke

Peter Hollender (E'09, PhD'14) NCIIA Student Ambassador for Innovation and Entrepreneurship "DUKE IS MIND-BLOWINGLY RESOURCE-RICH" Ben Johnston, NCIIA Ambassador, UTSWMC ...specifically within engineering. Thanks to the students, faculty, and administrators who provided support, insight, and suggestions, especially:
Dean Katsouleas
Dean Franzoni
NCIIA Student Ambassadors Program
Bob Barnes
Matt Brown
Mark Palmeri
Adam Wax
George Truskey
Craig Henriquez
Bill Brown
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