Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Generating Entrepreneurship Opportunities For The Developing World Through The Engineering Curriculum

The proposed program, Entrepreneurs without Borders, seeks to establish entrepreneurship opportunities for the developing world. This will be achieved through student teams that comprise both engineering and business majors at Rowan University in Glassboro, USA. The engineering and business students involved will perform a survey of local communities in the developing world, identified as having a need for engineering skills by Engineers without Borders (EWB). During this initial survey, students will identify local entrepreneurial opportunities that require the redesign or development of a device that will enhance the quality of life of the local area. Students will then work on the redesign or development of the device using local materials and input from the local community utilizing funding from the Rowan University Venture Capital Fund. Business students on the team will perform a business feasibility analysis and present the plan to the community, which can then develop these devices for the local or wider region.