Date: Thursday June 29th, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Venue: Yara Auditorium, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, North Campus
Speaker: Professor Godfrey Mungal
EDAB Member and Sobrato Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, California. (See bio here)


The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Godfrey Mungal
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA, USA

This talk will cover elements of how we have developed an entrepreneurial mindset in our students in the context of a small undergraduate engineering program. As part of the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) a set of strategies has been developed that revolve around the 3Cs of Curiosity, Connections and Creating Value. Coupled together with a Design Thinking approach, students are able to approach problems and develop appropriate innovative solutions which lead to greater success with customers, beyond the traditional technological solution for which engineers are well trained.

Given the impacted curriculum of full time students, several 1-unit classes have been created to deliver content in smaller “bite sizes” which students have been able to include in their coursework over time, while not adversely affecting their major studies.  A wider group of faculty now incorporate entrepreneurial thinking into their courses. Use of design challenges, maker spaces and external entrepreneurs who tell their personal stories have proven to be invaluable in developing the entrepreneurial mindset.


Time Topic Person
9:00 – 9:05 Introduction Terrence W. Farrell
Chairman, Economic Development Advisory Board
9:05 – 10:05 Lecture Professor Godfrey Mungal
EDAB Member and Sobrato Professor of Engineering, Santa Clara University

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10:05 – 11:00 Q&A and Panel Discussion: “Government-Industry-University Collaboration for Innovation” Professor Godfrey Mungal

Mr. Jeevan Persad
(Development Engineer, Part-time Lecturer and Founder, FaSoVe)

Dr. Renique Murray
(Development Engineer & Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UWI)

Dr. Brian Aufderheide
(Associate Professor in Process Engineering, UTT)

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