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Entrepreneurial Mindset Symposium

Jennifer Bekki

Jennifer Bekki
Arizona State University

Jennifer M. Bekki is an Associate Professor in The Polytechnic School within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Her primary research interests include topics related to student persistence, graduate students, and the measurement of non-technical professional skills. She co-leads the CareerWISE research program, which strives to increase the retention of women in science and engineering doctoral programs through the delivery of online psycho-educational interventions and to develop theoretical models related to the persistence of the same population. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering and graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering, all from Arizona State University.

Samantha Brunhaver

Samantha Brunhaver
Arizona State University

Broadly, Samantha Brunhaver is interested in the preparation of engineering students for their future professional pathways. Along these lines, she is a Co-Principal Investigator on a NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) project focused on fostering pedagogical risk-taking among faculty, and a Kern Family Foundation grant focused on increasing students? entrepreneurial mindsets. Samantha is currently an Assistant Professor of Engineering at ASU and holds mechanical engineering degrees from Northeastern University and Stanford University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an engineer at Chesterton, Boston Scientific, and Procter & Gamble. She teaches courses in user-centered design, engineering education, and solid mechanics.

Adam Carberry

Adam Carberry
Arizona State University

Dr. Adam Carberry is an assistant professor at Arizona State University in the Fulton Schools of Engineering, The Polytechnic School. He earned a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering from Alfred University, and received his M.S. and Ph.D., both from Tufts University, in Chemistry and Engineering Education respectively. Dr. Carberry was previously an employee of the Tufts? Center for Engineering Education & Outreach and manager of the Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP).

David Coronado

David Coronado
The Lemelson Foundation

David Coronado is a Program Officer with The Lemelson Foundation, and works to support student growth by promoting equal access to invention education, STEM coursework, and out-of-school learning in K-12 schools.

Before joining The Lemelson Foundation, David spent over a decade as executive director of the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) program at Portland State University. During his tenure at Portland State University, he also served as a diversity and equity leader for the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science designing courses and programs with faculty aimed at retaining women, ethnically diverse and low-income students.

Carol Dahl

Carol Dahl
The Lemelson Foundation

Dr. Carol Dahl is Executive Director of The Lemelson Foundation and leads the Foundation?s work improving lives through invention. The Foundation inspires and enables the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth and address critical challenges in the U.S., and to help solve social and economic problems for the poor in developing countries. The Foundation focuses on Impact Inventing, targeting social impact, environmental responsibility and creation of products and businesses that are financially self-sustaining. Previously, Dahl worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Rebecca DeVasher

Rebecca DeVasher
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Since joining the faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in August, 2004, Rebecca DeVasher has focused on mentoring and teaching future engineers, mathematicians, and scientists in and out of the classroom. She has mentored 52 undergraduate researchers, and in that time, written and published several peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as a book chapter in the Organic Reactions series. In addition to a vigorous undergraduate research lab, Rebecca also works in the area of assessment, specifically, assessment of student learning, institutional assessment, and development of institutional student learning outcomes. Over the past year, Rebecca DeVasher has worked with other faculty members at Rose-Hulman, a KEEN partner school, to develop e-badges as a way to assess entrepreneurial mindset.

Aileen Huang-Saad

Aileen Huang-Saad
University of Michigan

Aileen is a co-founder of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship and faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Since 2007, she was responsible for building the initial Program in Entrepreneurship for UM undergraduates, co-developing the masters? level entrepreneurship program, launching the National Science Foundation (NSF) University of Michigan I-Corps Node and creating the biomedical engineering graduate design program. She is a canonical instructor for the NSF and National Institute of Health (NIH) I-Corps Program. Aileen has received numerous awards for her teaching and student advising, including the Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award, the UM ASEE Outstanding Professor Award, the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award, and the College of Engineering Outstanding Student Advisor Award. Aileen recently began a tenure track position in Engineering Education.

Mark Huerta

Mark Huerta
Arizona State University

Mark Huerta is a PhD student in the Engineering Education Systems and Design program at Arizona State University. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University. Mark possesses a diverse background that includes experiences in engineering design, social entrepreneurship, consulting, and project management.

Russell Korte

Russell Korte
Colorado State University

Russell Korte is an Associate Professor of Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change at Colorado State University. Dr. Korte studies the socio-cultural systems and professional identity in organizations. This work focuses on engineering students, faculty, and practicing engineers. Prior to Colorado, Korte was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he helped redesign the first year engineering program with the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education and was a member of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education. Earlier, he was a research assistant for the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education at the University of Washington.

Cheryl Li

Cheryl Li
University of New Haven

Cheryl joined the UNH faculty in 2011. She has unique cross-disciplinary educational backgrounds in Mechatronics Engineering (Control and Robotics) and Educational Psychology (Educational Program Measurement and Assessment). In her career path, she has gained extensive research experience in Mechatronics, Robotics, Control, Engineering Design, and Artificial Intelligence. She has taught a broad range of courses in general engineering, kinematics and dynamics, systems and control, robotics and mechatronics at universities in Australia, Singapore, and US. She has also accumulated a rich experience in international joint degree program coordination and international student supervision.

Gary Lichtenstein

Gary Lichtenstein
Quality Evaluation Designs

Gary Lichtenstein, Ed.D., is Principal of Quality Evaluation Designs (QED), a firm that conducts research and evaluation for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies nationwide. Gary has extensive experience with engineering education and STEM programs. QED is the external evaluator for I-Corps? L, an initiative that trains academics to sustain and scale innovations initially funded by NSF grants. This work has raised challenges related to assessment of entrepreneurial mindset, dispositions, behaviors, and skills. As the moderator of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Symposia, Gary is very excited to engage with a community of professionals wrestling with similar issues.

Jeremi London

Jeremi London
Arizona State University

Dr. Jeremi London is committed to advancing STEM education through scholarship, teaching and service. London is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University?s Polytechnic School. Apart from teaching undergraduate engineering design, statistics and graduate engineering education courses, she conducts mixed methods research related to research impact, cyberlearning, and instructional change in STEM education.?London also holds leadership positions within the American Society for Engineering Education?s Educational Research & Methods Division. Prior to ASU, she worked at the National Science Foundation, GE Healthcare, and Anheuser-Busch. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering, and Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue.

Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna
Arizona State University

Ann F. McKenna is a Professor of Engineering and Director of the Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU she served as a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education, and was on the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. McKenna received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Also relevant to the proposed symposium goals, Dr. McKenna was a co-investigator on the first I-Corps-L project and has been an instructor in the program since the first cohort in January 2014.

Doug Melton

Doug Melton
Kern Family Foundation

Doug Melton is a director for the Entrepreneurial Engineering Program at The Kern Family Foundation. Melton works with faculty and administrators at the universities that comprise the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), which is developing future generations of entrepreneurially minded engineers.

Thema Monroe-White

Thema Monroe-White
VentureWell

Thema is responsible for the development and implementation of research and evaluation (R&E) activities at VentureWell. She oversees R&E activities in support of programs, grant proposals and thought leadership initiatives. Prior to VentureWell, Thema served as external evaluator for federally-funded initiatives focused on broadening participation, and promoting creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in STEM. She holds a PhD in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MS in Developmental Neuropsychology and a BS in Psychology from Howard University.

Karl Smith

Karl Smith
University of Minnesota/Purdue University

Karl Smith is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is also a Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education, School of Engineering Education, at Purdue University.

Margot Vigeant

Margot Vigeant
Bucknell University

Margot’s primary scholarly area is in engineering education research. She’s interested in the ways students demonstrate the habits of mind of curiosity and connection forming and has been working on a KEEN-sponsored project to assess these habits in entrepreneurially-minded courses.

Phil Weilerstein

Phil Weilerstein
VentureWell

As an entrepreneur in a not-for-profit organization, Phil has grown VentureWell from founding as a grassroots group of enthusiastic university faculty to an internationally known and in-demand knowledge base and resource center that supports and promotes technology innovation and entrepreneurship in universities and research institutions around the world.

His work is founded in a belief that strengthening the science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem creates more opportunities and resources for early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs to advance new solutions to complex societal challenges. VentureWell?s work helps strengthen innovation ecosystems in three ways: By working with early-stage innovators to envision and realize scalable ventures that improve the lives of people and the planet; By directly supporting Faculty as they work to build programming and learning environments; and by enabling the sharing of insights and development of networks across innovation ecosystems. VentureWell has supported the successful launch of hundreds of early-stage, socially beneficial science and technology innovators, their ventures, and the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that are critical to their success.

Phil began his career as an entrepreneur as a student at the University of Massachusetts. He and a team including his advisor launched a start-up biotech company. This experience, coupled with a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, led to his work with VentureWell. He is a founder of the Entrepreneurship Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and is a recipient of the 2008 Price Foundation Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award.

Julia Williams

Julia Williams
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr. Julia M. Williams is Interim Dean of Cross-Cutting Programs & Emerging Opportunities and Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her research areas include technical communication, assessment, accreditation, and the development of change management strategies for faculty and staff. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education, International Journal of Engineering Education, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, among others.

John-David Yoder

John-David Yoder
Ohio Northern University

John-David Yoder is Professor and Chair of mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. He has previously served as Proposal Engineer and Proposal Engineering Supervisor at Grob System, Inc. and Software Engineer at Shaum Manufacturing, Inc. He has held a number of leadership and advisory positions in various entrepreneurial ventures. He is currently a KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) Fellow, and has served as a Faculty Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA and an Invited Professor at INRIA Rhone-Alpes, Monbonnot, France. Research interests include computer vision, mobile robotics, intelligent vehicles, entrepreneurship, and engineering education.

Sarah Zappe

Sarah Zappe
Penn State

Dr. Sarah Zappe is Senior Research Associate and Director of Assessment and Instructional Support in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State. She holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology emphasizing applied measurement and testing. In her position, Sarah is responsible for developing instructional support programs for faculty, providing evaluation support for educational proposals and projects, and working with faculty to publish educational research. Her research interests primarily involve creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship education.