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The PIPELINE Network is a three year project bringing together the efforts of seven 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.
|Material||Developed By||Level||Duration||Phys21 Area(s)|
|User Innovation Module||Loyola University MD||Advanced (Junior/Senior)||300 - 375 Minutes class time, plus extra curricular activities||Physics Specific Knowledge, Workplace Relevant Skills|
|Human Powered Irrigation Pump Activity||Loyola University MD||Introductory (Freshman/Sophomore)||60 Minutes||Physics Specific Knowledge, Scientific and Technical Skills, Workplace Relevant Skills|
|Arduino Pop-Up Course||Rochester Institute of Technology||Introductory (Freshman/Sophomore)||120 - 180 Minutes||Scientific and Technical Skills|
|Electronics Pop-Up Course||Rochester Institute of Technology||Introductory (Freshman/Sophomore)||60 - 120 Minutes||Scientific and Technical Skills|
|Industrial R&D Activity||Rochester Institute of Technology||Any||120 Minutes||Communication Skills, Workplace Relevant Skills|
|CubeSat Scrum Activity||William & Mary||Advanced (Junior/Senior)||Up to 4 hours, no less than 3||Communication Skills, Workplace Relevant Skills|
|Frontiers and Opportunities in Physics Course||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||Introductory (1st year)||120 - 180 Minutes||Communication Skills, Physics Specific Knowledge|
|Physics Communication Capstone Course||George Washington University||Intermediate to Advanced||One credit course||Communication Skills, Workplace Relevant Skills|
|Wien Bridge Oscillator Lab||University of Colorado Denver||Advanced (Junior/Senior)||12 hour lab time + 12 hours study||Physics Specific Knowledge, Scientific and Technical Skills|
|Hyperloop Module||Loyola University MD||First semester of first-year physics||4 hours spread throughout the semester as topics are introduced||Scientific and Technical Skills, Physics Specific Knowledge, Workplace Relevant Skills|
We define PIE education as experiences which:
The following seven 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.