January 12-16, 2003
In 1996 WPI developed an interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship aimed at engineering and science majors. This presentation will explain how that came about and how it has morphed over time in content and structure while remaining focused (and becoming more so) on its target audience. Despite its relative longevity the minor has met with limited success. The reasons behind that will be discussed as they are instructive for other schools planning such a program. Also discussed will be how all this has spawned other initiatives that have broadened the reach of the entrepreneurship program.
McRae C. Banks, "Experience with an Entrepreneurship Minor for Engineering Students" in "Teaching Entrepreneurship to Engineering Students", Eleanor Baum, Cooper Union, USA; Carl McHargue, University of Tennessee, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2003). http://dc.engconfintl.org/teaching/24