Three members of the Saint Louis University faculty have been named Coleman Foundation Fellows for 2011-12. The recognition is given to educators who infuse part of their own academic programs with materials promoting entrepreneurship.
- H.S. Mallikarjuna, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, is adding components to promote an entrepreneurial engineering mindset in the electrical energy conversion course through the use of a real-world, team-based project.
- David Barnett, chair of the department of biomedical engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, is developing several entrepreneurial modules to add to the biomedical instrumentation course, including a needs assessment, entrepreneurial problem solving approach, commercialization content and expanded local networking.
- Steve Jenkins, chef and instructor in the department of nutrition and dietetics at SLU's Doisy College of Health Sciences, is developing two courses for the culinary entrepreneurship emphasis in the department - one on gastronomy to help prepare masters level culinary entrepreneurship students to develop food-based firms; the second, on food processing from farm to institution, for undergraduates in the new restaurant and entrepreneurship program to learn the basics of entrepreneurship in various sectors of the food industry.
Each of the recipients receives a grant of $5,000 for one year.
Fellows can apply for up to $1,000 of follow-on funding for subsequent years. Three SLU professors were awarded 2011-12 follow-on grants by the Coleman Foundation.
- Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D. (mechanical engineering)
- Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Ph.D. (nutrition and dietetics)
- Martin Brief, M.F.A. (fine and performing arts)
Other Coleman Fellows at the University include Alicia Slocum, Ph.D. (business/Madrid), Jintong Tang, Ph.D. (management) and Steve Wernet, Ph.D. (social work)
About the Coleman Fellows: The Coleman Foundation of Chicago supports the promotion of entrepreneurship in education. There are currently more than 100 Coleman Fellows nationally in over 25 disciplines.
At SLU, Coleman Fellows efforts have led to new programs such as the masters in culinary entrepreneurship and new grants, including an engineering entrepreneurship grant to Parks College from the Kern Family Foundation of Milwaukee.
In addition, Fellows collaborate on a variety of activities promoting entrepreneurship across the campus, including the Billiken Angel Network (BAN) campus wide business plan competition and the Bright Ideas grant competition.
For additional information about the Coleman Fellows program at SLU, contact Jerome Katz, Ph.D., the Coleman Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship, at email@example.com or (314) 977-3864.
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