15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

What your advisor never told you: Education for the 'Real World'

17 Jun 2014, 08:45
C-203 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario


Dr Douglas Arion (Carthage College)


Studying physics (or any other subject...) because you love it is great. There are many career paths available to those who have studied physics, but there are skills, knowledge, and attitudes that physics education, by itself, doesn’t typically provide to prepare students for the real world that they will enter – no matter what that career path may be. Entrepreneurship education is the key to bringing this content to physics students, with important benefits for all: Better preparation of students, greater ability to recruit students to the discipline, new opportunities for research projects, opportunities for partnerships, and, yes, the potential for financial reward. Carthage College created the ScienceWorks Entrepreneurial Studies Program in 1994 to address this issue and fill an education void. Now one of the leading programs in technical entrepreneurship, ScienceWorks is one model through which entrepreneurship education can be implemented. This talk will discuss some of the history of technical entrepreneurship education, the key components that such education includes, resources available to create and implement entrepreneurship education, describe a number of ways that it can be implemented at colleges and universities, and discuss the benefits that such a program will bring to the physics community.

Primary author

Dr Douglas Arion (Carthage College)

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