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Elizabeth C. Kisenwether

Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus

Elizabeth C. Kisenwether is Assistant Professor and Director of the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) at Penn State University. She holds her B.S.E.E. degree from Penn State, and M.S.E.E. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Johns Hopkins University. After eleven years with HRB Systems/Raytheon, she co-founded and worked for five years with a high-tech startup (Paragon Technology) that developed digital video add-in cards/modules for portable computers. Since joining Penn State in 1999, Kisenwether has taught design-focused courses in three engineering departments: the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs and the ENTI minor. She supported the launch of Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at Penn State, as well as multiple NSF-sponsored in engineering education and assessment. 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.