Elizabeth C. Kisenwether
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Elizabeth C. Kisenwether is assistant professor and director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) Minor in the College of Engineering at Penn State University. Kisenwether holds her BSEE degree from Penn State, and MSEE degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Johns Hopkins University. After eleven years with a large defense contractor (HRB Systems/Raytheon), she co-founded and worked for five years with Paragon Technology, a high-tech startup that developed digital video add-in cards/modules for portable computers. Since joining Penn State in 1999, she has taught design-focused courses in three engineering departments: the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP), and the E-SHIP Minor. She supported the launch of Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Penn State, as well as the NSF-sponsored Hybrid and Electric Vehicle M3 (Manipulatives, Motivation and Mentoring) Education Project. She is president and founder of KidTech, Inc., a non-profit engineering outreach company developing hands-on design and problem-based learning kits and activities for K-12 youth.