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  • 1. Boston University J. Rosen The Role of Student Mentoring in Educating the “Societal Engineer” Dr. Jonathan Rosen March 2011
  • 2. Goal 1: Transform undergraduate engineering education into an experience that creates “Societal Engineers”. BU College of Engineering 2010 Strategic Plan
  • 3. The Kern Model
  • 4. Boston University Campus Boston University J. Rosen
  • 5. Boston University J. Rosen School of Management
  • 6. The Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC)
    • Provides educational programs and entrepreneurial assistance to students, faculty and alumni from across the University and the greater community…
      • Delivers advanced curriculum for the GLOBAL entrepreneur
      • Develops and deploys NEW MODELS for translational research, technology commercialization and new venture development
      • Provides EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES for students though field study, internships and practicum with local, national, and international partners
    • … through new platforms/models for public, private, academic partnerships
  • 7. SMG-COE Partnership
    • $1K Competition
    • $50K Competition
    • Formal & Informal Mentoring Program
    • Support of SAGE, BUBA, BU Energy Club & Entrepreneurship Clubs
    • Business Plan Boot Camp
    • Support for Engineering Design Contest
    • Friday Speaker Series
    • SI 480 Course
    • Senior BME Design Course (BE 467)
    • Kindle Mentoring Program
  • 8. Kindle Mentoring Program
    • Inspired by the MIT Venture Mentoring Program
    • Serves both Faculty and Students at BU
    • Mentors are volunteer leaders from the alumni, corporate, investment, and foundation communities in and around Boston
    • Advisors to student teams, research faculty, and new enterprises emerging from translational research programs
    • Mentors can not have financial interest in group
  • 9. Current Statistics
    • Program initiated in 2009
    • Directed by BU Office of Technology Development
    • Over 150 mentors in program
    • Over 25 student teams working with mentors
    • Five new enterprises formed in first year
  • 10. Student Team Projects include:
    • Solar-powered pulse oximeter
    • Micro-needle continuous glucose monitor
    • Central line arterial detection system
    • Water purification and transport system
    • Micro-fluidics diagnostic system
  • 11. Challenges and Opportunities:
    • Expanding program beyond COE and SMG
    • Quality control of mentoring experience
    • Training and administration
    • Metrics and documentation
    • Sustainability
  • 12. Sponsored Research Agreements Launch Awards Concept “Project” Ignition Awards Translational Research Kindle Mentoring Tech Transfer Business Incubation Business Incubator Venture Assistance Program GAP Funding New Ventures Intellectual Property (IP) Commercialization “Project” OTD Groups Support Programs A Continuum from Lab to Market Place Student Programs Series A Funding Technology Transfer at Boston University ITEC Groups Student Teams CIAP Student Mentoring $1k Bus. Plan $50k Bus. Plan Soft Landings Workshops
  • 13. Turning Challenges into Solutions
  • 14. Clinical Innovation Team Process
    • Clinician Submits
    • Challenge
    Review to determine clinical significance and ability to solve challenge
    • Multidisciplinary team
    • Solution analysis
    • 10 week assignment
    • Clinically relevant
    • Innovative approach
    • Competitive solution
    • Follow-on funding path
  • 15. Boston University J. Rosen