Based on “Teaching Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Engineering” by Eric L. Wang and John A. Kleppe, which appeared in the Proceedings of the 2001 Annual Meeting of the NCIIA, Washington, DC, 6–9 March 2001, pp. 107 through 117, ©2001.
Teaching Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Engineering*
Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2013
2001 American Society for Engineering Education
Journal of Engineering Education
Volume 90, Issue 4, pages 565–570, October 2001
How to Cite
Wang, E. L. and Kleppe, J. A. (2001), Teaching Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. Journal of Engineering Education, 90: 565–570. doi: 10.1002/j.2168-9830.2001.tb00640.x
- Issue online: 2 JAN 2013
- Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2013
A special capstone course for senior electrical and mechanical engineering students has been developed at the University of Nevada, Reno. The class also includes MBA students from the College of Business Administration. All phases of new product development including innovation, patent law, product liability, business, sales, marketing and venture capital are covered. This paper presents a brief description of the course and the assessment results. The assessment results indicate that the learning objectives are being met and that students strongly feel that invention and entrepreneurship should be part of the engineering curriculum.