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Mehta, Khanjan; Zappe, Sarah; Brannon, Mary Lynn; Zhao, Yu – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program engages students and faculty across Penn State in the rigorous research, design, field-testing, and launch of technology-based social enterprises that address global development challenges. HESE ventures are embedded in a series of five courses that integrate learning,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Educational Philosophy, Outcomes of Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Dzombak, Rachel; Mouakkad, Sally; Mehta, Khanjan – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
Academic programs focused on engineering entrepreneurship are growing in number and popularity at American universities. However, the fields of engineering, entrepreneurship and technology-based entrepreneurship struggle to recruit and retain female students: a historic and endemic failure at obtaining gender-balanced participation. Understanding…
Descriptors: Females, Social Change, Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship
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Dzombak, Rachel; Mehta, Khanjan; Butler, Peter – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
Engineering is one of the most global professions, with design teams developing technologies for an increasingly interconnected and borderless world. In order for engineering students to be proficient in creating viable solutions to the challenges faced by diverse populations, they must receive an expe¬≠riential education in rigorous engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Biomedicine, Experiential Learning, Developing Nations