Monday, December 9, 2019

Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos

Dr. Lisa B. Bosman,
Purdue University
Greetings from Yogyakarta, where Dr. Lisa B. Bosman from Purdue University is speaking at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference on "How to Teach and get Published within the Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos". This is a very different presentation to the usual conference research talk, as Dr. Bosman took us through her journey from school, through industry to being an academic and entrepreneur. I am familiar with the entrepreneurial ethos, through the Canberra Innovation Network (CRBIN), which ANU students are encouraged to participate in. However, that is an extra-curricular activity, whereas Dr. Bosmanis describing how to integrate this with an engineering program, and giving it academic rigor.

Dr. Bosman then went on to outline how to got about preparing a schoolyard paper in an entrepreneurial way. This is much the same as the usual advice for writing a paper, but emphasizes what the likely results will be, and reminding yourself as you are going through the long hard slog of preparing a paper (which may take a year or more), to remind yourself why you are doing this.