A More Creative Approach to Engineering (Valley News)


Four Thayer School of Engineering faculty members have been recognized for their work in implementing a unique program that integrates entrepreneurship and engineering across the school’s curriculum, reports the Valley News.

John Collier ’72, Thayer ’77, Robert Graves, Joseph Helble, and Charles Hutchinson were awarded the National Academy of Engineering’s 2014 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for their roles in helping to create Dartmouth’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, the article notes.

Collier, the Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation, turned the course “Engineering Science 21” into “a laboratory on business development,” writes the Valley News. Hutchinson, Thayer dean emeritus and the John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies Emeritus, started Dartmouth’s Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M) program in 1989. The M.E.M program has expanded under the leadership of Graves, the John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies, who took over the program in 2003, the article notes.

Helble, dean of Thayer and a professor of engineering, launched the PhD Innovation Program in 2008—the first doctoral program of its kind.

During a time when concerns are being raised about whether or not the United States is educating enough engineers, the number of engineering graduates at Dartmouth has doubled over the past five years, reports the Valley News.

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