Villanova Engineering Entrepreneurship

: Presentations to industry representatives are part of the entrepreneurial experience.
Presentations to industry representatives are part of the entrepreneurial experience.

Since 2007, with the support of the Kern Family Foundation, Villanova’s College of Engineering has been elevating engineering education by incorporating entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) principles into curricular and extra-curricular activities. By implementing the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) initiative, we have transformed the College’s culture, resulting in more creative, innovative and business savvy graduates.

 

 

The Idea Accelerator offers a 3-D printer and other creative resources for aspiring entrepreneurs
The Idea Accelerator offers a 3-D printer and other creative resources for aspiring entrepreneurs

A leader among the dozens of KEEN partner institutions, Villanova Engineering has:

  • Integrated Entrepreneurially Minded Learning in the freshman core engineering class
  • Established the popular Engineering Entrepreneurship minor and Engineering Entrepreneurship Summer Institute that graduates 35 – 40 students per year
  • Provided faculty with Deep Dive EML training workshops
  • Incorporated EML exercises in 18 upper level engineering courses
  • Hosted several on-campus co-curricular entrepreneurial activities and competitions

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Contact

Edmond Dougherty ’69 EE, ’86 MSCS

Edmond Dougherty ’69 EE, ’86 MSCS
Acting Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship
edmond.j.dougherty@villanova.edu
610-519-7373
CEER 102D

An experienced entrepreneur, Dougherty was lead developer of the Emmy Award-winning Skycam, which is used in the NFL, NBA, and NHL; BestShot, a system used in televised boxing events; LaserScore, an automatic-scoring, steel-tipped dartboard; Wavecam, the next-generation aerial camera system for sports and entertainment; and Stereovision Telepresence Systems, which the Navy uses to perform remote tasks.

Dougherty has also been published on BusinessInsider.com, and in Entrepreneur Magazine and Reader’s Digest.