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Exploring How Engineering Entrepreneurship Competencies Align with ABET Criterion 3a-k

The Epicenter program goal is to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of undergraduate engineering students across the United States to create bold innovators with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to economic and societal prosperity. However, meeting ABET standards is the most significant driving force in engineering curriculum and programs. Since fall 2012, work has been underway to tackle two objectives: 1) determine at set of entrepreneurship education outcomes that align with ABET Criterion 3a-k, and 2) find field-tested engineering entrepreneurship and innovation activities that support meeting ABET Criterion 3a-k. The goal of this session is to review the engineering entrepreneurship competencies selected for study, get feedback from engineering entrepreneurship faculty on the ABET 3a-k mapping, and have discussions on the challenges to implementing Epicenter-based changes in core curriculum.

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