Parks Faculty Named 2011-2012 Coleman Fellows

April 28, 2011
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Parks College News

The Coleman Foundation of Chicago, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting entrepreneurship in education, has named two Parks faculty Coleman Fellows for 2011-12:

  • H. S. Mallikarjuna, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor from the department of electrical and computer engineering. He promotes an entrepreneurial engineering mindset in the “Electrical Energy Conversion” course through the use of a real-world team-based project.
  • David Barnett, Ph.D., Chair of the department of biomedical engineering. He is developing several entrepreneurial modules for inclusion in the “Biomedical Instrumentation” course including a needs assessment, entrepreneurial problem solving approach, commercialization content and expanded local networking.

The Foundation has also made a 2011-12 follow-on grant to professor Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D., of the mechanical engineering department. Fellows come from diverse fields, and receive a Fellowship to infuse part of their own academic program with materials promoting Entrepreneurship consistent with the Coleman approach. Today there are over 100 Fellows nationally in over 25 disciplines.

About the Coleman Foundation

The Coleman Foundation of Chicago supports the promotion of Entrepreneurship in education. The Foundation’s approach is to think of Entrepreneurship as Self-employment through business ownership which has significant elements of risk, control and reward. To promote this approach the Foundation funds a number of initiatives. In terms of cross-campus Entrepreneurship education, the Foundation’s premier program is the Coleman Fellows.

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