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The PIPELINE Network is a three year project bringing together the efforts of six institutions to create and document new approaches to teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in physics.
The project is charged with developing research instruments to investigate the link between physics innovation and entrepreneurship (PIE) education experiences and corresponding student and faculty attitudes. These deliverables will be made available via web, email, and meetings.
The project is advised by an industry team and by three institutions with strong innovation and entrepreneurship focused physics programs: Carthage College, Case Western Reserve University, and Kettering University.
We define PIE education as experiences which:
The following six institutions are part of The PIPELINE Network three-year project. Click on an institution to see specific projects or click below to see all.
Carthage provides advice and recommendations to other PIPELINE team members, based on its over twenty year history of offering successful entrepreneurship and career preparation programs to undergraduate science students through the ScienceWorks program.
PI: Douglas Arion
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western’s award-winning MS in Physics, Entrepreneurship Track (PEP) is now in its 17th year. PEP is part of the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship/Innovation Programs (STEP), which are a family of professional MS degrees in CWRU’s College of Arts and Sciences in partnership with CWRU’s schools of law and management.
Advisor: Ed Caner
Cooperative and experiential learning has been at the core of Kettering University since its origins in 1919. Every major in Applied Physics and Engineering Physics graduates with over 15 months of full time co-op employment. This experience is essential to student success and ABET accreditation of our programs.
Advisor: Dan Ludwigsen
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program under Award No. 1624882. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.