NCIIA meetings are a great place to learn about assignments and activities that work for other people and could be adapted to other situations. However, many such nifty assignments (NAs) aren't presented at conferences or in formal publications. Thus, this panel session is an opportunity to share NAs. The NA sessions at NCIIA's 2011 and 2012 annual conferences were popular and lively, and the activities are listed at http://pui-eship.org. A great NA is easy to adopt and adapt, broadly relevant, thought-provoking, and fun for students and teachers. For each NA, there will be a brief (~5 min) presentation and a few minutes for questions. Each NA will be summarized in a simple template and the collected templates will be available as handouts or downloads. If time permits, we will welcome spur-of-the-moment NAs from anyone attending the session and general discussion.
Clif Kussmaul is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Muhlenberg College. Previously he was Visiting Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the University of Kerala, India; Chief Technology Officer for Elegance Technologies, Inc.; Senior Member of Technical Staff with NeST Technologies; and Assistant Professor of CS at Moravian College. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis, master's degrees in CS and Electro-acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and bachelor's... Read More →
Professor of Practice, Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship, Lehigh University
Michael Lehman is a Professor of Practice at Lehigh University, serving as a one of the faculty members that launched the Master's Degree in Technical Entrepreneurship; he also holds responsibilities in creativity and outreach at Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. Prior to joining the faculty at Lehigh, Lehman served as Director of PantherlabWorks and Director of Student Entrepreneurship at The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, based at the Joseph... Read More →
Dr. Trexler Proffitt is the new William and Virginia Miers Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies and Business at Muhlenberg College. He has a PhD in organization behavior from Kellogg and teaches management, strategy, and entrepreneurship topics. He is interested in engaging liberal arts college students in entrepreneurial thinking, social entrepreneurship, and engaging in their local economy. In the near term, he seeks to broaden the appeal of the campus' annual Innovation Challenge.
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