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Stephen Fike The article “Engineering-Entrepreneurship: Does Entrepreneurship Have a Role in Engineering Education?” by Steven P. Nichols and Neal E. Armstrong examines the justifications of adding entrepreneurship into engineering classes. The authors note that many schools have already added entrepreneurship to their engineering classes as they examine the educational objectives to this entrepreneurship education. Throughout the introduction, the authors note that engineering education has improved greatly for the country in the past 50 years. This, they state, is due to a rational mix of engineering education classes. In past years the focus had been on just engineering design but in more recent times engineering analysis, science, and engineering science have been stressed as well. Such changes were once looked down upon, but now we view them as monumental steps which greatly influence and helped the engineering community. Many schools have already begun to make new changes in their engineering programs as many students begin to explore the ideas of engineering entrepreneurship into their curricula. “What is Engineering Entrepreneurship?” many people ask. Entrepreneurship is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. With this said, the definition of entrepreneurship seems to fit better into the college of business, however, when examining the definition of engineering entrepreneurship - one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of an engineering business or enterprise – It becomes easy to view the two words together. One must use engineering analysis, development, and design to conclude an assessment. However, should is this an education that should be affiliated with an engineering college or one that should be affiliated with a business college? The college of engineering at the University of Texas at Austin examined how exactly
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