Do You Think Like
an entrepreneur isn't limited to only people who create their own
Silicon Valley startup. Being entrepreneurial is a state of
mind. For engineers, it means not just focusing on the
technology we love, but finding out how to harness the power of that
technology to solve real problems for real people - to imaginatively
identify new opportunities to create value - and to do it in a
way that is financially and logistically sustainable. Whether
you want to work for a large company, as part of a social enterprise,
or even in a start-up, being entrepreneurial is critical to helping
your organization prosper and serve the world. Join us in
developing our entrepreneurial capabilities - we have a wide range of
opportunities for you, from programs and courses to project-based
opportunities to extra-curricular activities.
Reception - Thursday, November 19, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
- Frugal Lab,
Third Floor of Guadalupe Hall, Santa Clara University
- RSVP to Ann
- amahacek @ scu.edu
- Join us for
food and fun - and practice your networking skills!
- Joins us for our Fall Quarter Mentoring
Reception in which SCU engineering students and industry
engineers from the local region will be able to mingle in an
informal and enjoyable setting. The reception will include
dinner, and we will also be announcing the winning team in our
current Innovation/Entrepreneurial Thinking Challenge - The Auro
Robotics Driverless Shuttle Challenge.
Given that we'll be serving dinner, please
RSVP to Anne Mahacek at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday, November 16.
Directions: Guadalupe Hall is located OFF
CAMPUS, just across the El Camino from the Leavey Center (the
basketball stadium) and the Locatelli Student Activity Center.
The address is 455 El Camino Real. Parking is free and adjacent to
the building. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor and turn
Robotics is our Industry Partner for Fall
- Auro Robotics is our industry partner for
Fall quarter extracurricular activities. Auro is a new
local startup developing driverless shuttle technology for
"last mile" transportation opportunities on university
campuses, in office parks, in retirement communities, and so
on. Auro is demonstrating their shuttles on the SCU campus
this Fall. Join us for these activities:
- Wednesday Oct 14 through Friday Nov
13: Our $1,000 Grand Prize Entrepreneurial Thinking Design
Challenge, in which teams of students will develop the
concept for a new element of the Auro shuttle system. If
enough students enter, the Grand Prize will be raised to
$1,500! Deadline to enter is Oct 30.
- Wednesday Oct 14: Technical Seminar -
learn about Auro's driverless technology and see the shuttle in
action. RSVP to Anne Mahacek at amahacek @ scu.edu
- Wednesday Nov 4: Lunch with an
Entrepreneur: The Auro team will share the lessons they've
learned as the leaders of a new Silicon Valley startup. RSVP to
Anne Mahacek at amahacek @ scu.edu
- Thursday Nov 19: Mentoring Reception:
Auro engineers as well as engineers from throughout the Valley
will join SCU students for an informal dinner and mentoring
reception. The Grand Prize winning team in the
Entrepreneurial Thinking Design Challenge will be announced!
RSVP to Anne Mahacek at amahacek @ scu.edu
Win $1,000.... or
Compete in the Auro Robotics Challenge:
This quarter, Auro Robotics is challenging students to propose and
validate a new passenger interface for elderly riders of their driverless
shuttles - the same shuttles that are being demonstrated on the SCU campus
this Fall. Enter
the challenge and achieve fame and fortune!!!
Lab Training: Join the more than
600 students, staff and
faculty who have been trained to use the Maker Lab.
Information on the lab, equipment and training can be found HERE.
Getting Involved -----
- Interested in engineering innovation
and entrepreneurship? There are many ways you can get
involved with SCU's new opportunities for engineers
interested in this area.
Join the Club - Join
the Santa Clara Entrepreneurs Organization (SCEO), a
student club focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. [website]
Get a Mentor - Join us
at our next mentoring reception to meet and network with
practicing engineers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The first
event for the new academic year will be held in November - Check back here for information and timing once the
schedule is set..
Enter a Competition -
Several student-based competitions in the field of innovation
and entrepreneurship are held each year, and others are
available to join throughout the Silicon Valley. [information]
Attend a Seminar -
Seminars are held throughout the campus with speakers on the
forefront of technology innovation, Silicon Valley startups,
and technology corporations.
Take a Class - Expand
your horizons by taking a class to hone your business acumen,
learn product design techniques, or engineer community based
Select the Pathway -
The Design Thinking Pathway is dedicated to the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship. Stay tuned for more
information on a new Certificate Program that is under
Design Thinking Pathway - The Most Popular Pathway on
Campus! Looking for a Core
Curriculum Pathway? Consider taking the Design Thinking
Pathway, which focuses on on a)
technical innovation, b) design processes that allow
innovation to be incorporated into
products/services/systems that solve a customer need, c)
enterprise strategies for harnessing the value and
ensuring the sustainability of innovative products, and d)
social aspects regarding the value and impact of
innovation on the world. Contact Dr. Ruth Davis or
Dr. Kitts for
Projects - As part of a new initiative
with collaborating universities in the KEEN network, SCU students
are now working with students in collaborating universities that are
part of the KEEN network, developing exciting, real world
engineering systems and operating them in entrepreneurial
ways. This model of education was recently highlighted by the
National Academy of Engineering.
Consider joining this effort effort.
Ongoing projects include the professional operation of NASA and
industry spacecraft and the development of professional field-grade
marine robotic systems. A new effort involving UAVs/drones is
starting up now.
Collaborating institutions include St. Louis University, Milwaukee School of
Engineering, Union College, Bucknell University, Ohio Northern
University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Baylor University,
Mercer University, and
other universities across the country.
To get involved, contact Dr. Kitts.
KEEN concentrates on curricular
enhancements to the undergraduate
educational program and on co-curricular and
extra-curricular activities that foster the
spirit of innovation and the entrepreneurial
mindset within the School and across our campus. KEEN is sponsored by the Kern
Family Foundation and includes partner universities across the