CWRU commits to expanding innovation and entrepreneurship offerings
Case Western Reserve University was among 29 institutions of higher education that committed to expanding innovation and entrepreneurship offerings on the first-ever White House Demo Day in August.
The White House Demo Day showcased talented innovators from across the country to demonstrate the value of giving all Americans the opportunity to pursue their bold, game-changing ideas. The event was hosted by President Obama and took place at the White House.
To support this effort, the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) gathered institutional commitments to expand innovation and entrepreneurship education by means of a signed letter shared with President Obama on Demo Day. Epicenter is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell.
The letter collected signatures from leaders, faculty and students at 29 institutions, including Case Western Reserve. These supporters committed to one or more of eight key actions aimed at providing students of all majors on campus access to innovation and entrepreneurship learning opportunities. These commitments include advancing team-based learning that tackles real world problems, integrating underserved populations into the innovation ecosystem, celebrating faculty and student entrepreneurial outcomes, and supporting innovative faculty teaching practices.
Schools included in the initiative to date are:
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Case Western Reserve University
Clark Atlanta University
Illinois Institute of Technology
New Mexico State University
New York Institute of Technology
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
North Dakota State University
Olin College of Engineering
Tennessee Technological University
University of Alabama
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Texas Arlington
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
William Jewell College
Albemarle County Public Schools (K12)