The UF Engineering Leadership Institute and Engineering Innovation Institute of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) continue to grow the programs’ joint curricular offerings for undergraduate and graduate engineering students in areas of engineering leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity (www.eng.ufl.edu/innovation/students/courses/).
As we continue to build on these courses, the Institutes are now expanding their programs to serve faculty and students from all departments of the HWCOE by jointly offering a set of turnkey “teaching modules” in select innovation and leadership topics. The modules are available to faculty for integration into their core courses as they feel the topics can add value. Eleven teaching modules are currently available for classroom integration. (Additional modules are in the development stage.) The current module topics are:
- Business Assessment of Innovations
- Engineering Entrepreneurship
- Engineering Innovation
- Entrepreneurial Financials
- Intellectual Property (IP)
- Market Research
- Persuasive Communications
- Professional Credibility
- Risks in Projects and Technology Development
- Teams, Team Dynamics and Team Development
An overview of each of the modules is available by clicking on the module names. Each module contains one 50-minute class session on specific topics. The Institutes will provide all necessary resources including the instructor, presentation and discussion materials, case studies as appropriate, and pre- and/or post-assessments of learning outcomes.
Interested faculty who would like more information are invited to contact Bill McElroy, Assistant Director of the Engineering Leadership Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Lawrence Tinker, Assistant Director of the Engineering Innovation Institute at email@example.com.