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									Engaging Economic
    Universities Building Bridges

        Deirdre Meldrum, Dean
ASU Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

      NGA – Innovation America
        December 6, 2006
Building the Toolkit

          Contextualized Learning


          STEM Education


 Align University Educational and Research Environments with
 Changing Workforce Demands

 Enable New Idea Generation and Entrepreneurial Activities

 Take Responsibility for the Competitiveness of our Communities

 Align University Efforts with City, State, and Regional Economic
 Development Goals

       Universities can build bridges

         Universities can be bridges
Engineer 2020 Attributes
(National Academies Press)
  Strong analytical skills
  Practical ingenuity
  Creativity (invention, innovation, think outside box, art)
         Craig Barrett – Ideas create wealth;
                         Education creates jobs
  Good communication
  Business and management skills
  High ethical standards
  Dynamism, agility, resilience, flexibility
  Lifelong learners
       Context-Focused Curricular Options:
       Professional Science Masters Programs

30 credit hours of course work,
6 credit hours of internship
6 credit hours of graduate level professional
development or advanced study for a total of 42 credit hours.

         • computational biosciences
         • biotechnology
         • bioinformatics
         • applied and industrial physics
         • industrial mathematics
         • quantitative computational finance
         • environmental geosciences.

         • More technical content than the MBA,
         • More business than the science Ph.D.
 Context-Focused Learning, Teaching, Research
 ASU Polytechnic Campus

Example: Electronic Systems
• B.S. in Electronics Engineering
    Electronic Systems
    Microelectronics
    Telecommunications

• M.S. in Technology
    Electronic Systems Engineering
    Instrumentation and Measurement
    Microelectronics Engineering
   Context-Focused Learning, Teaching, Research
   ASU Polytechnic Campus

  Example: Engineering
Innovative interactive learning environment
allows students to learn through realistic
interdisciplinary projects and by solving
relevant problems.

Lecture halls are replaced with
engineering design studios, emphasizing the
creative aspects of engineering, teamwork and

Students complete engineering foundation first,
then select one primary and
one secondary concentration.
   Context-Focused Learning, Teaching, Research
   ASU Polytechnic Campus

Example: Applied Biological Sciences

 • B.S. in Applied Biological
      Applied Biological Sciences
      Secondary Education - Biology
      Urban Horticulture
      Wildlife and Restoration

 • B.I.S. (Bachelor of
   Interdisciplinary Studies)
      Applied Biological Sciences

 • M.S. in Applied Biological
                                      Professionally                                     Polytechnic              Morrison
Polytechnic                            Accredited                                                                 School of
                                        Programs                                         Exemplars              Management                School of
Exemplars                                               Applied Innovation                                            &                  Educational
                                                              Center                                            Agribusiness:            Innovation
              Healthy Lifestyles                                                                College of
                                                                                                                Enterprise and           & Teacher
                  Institute                                                                  Social Sciences
                                                                                                                  Prosperity            Preparation:
                                                                                             & Humanities:
                                                                                                                                     The Next Generation
                                                                      Global                  Understanding
                                                                   Technology &               And Awareness
    Applied Cognitive                                              Development
        Sciences                                                      Center

                                Build a National                                              University
                                Comprehensive                                                 Exploration;
    Interdisciplinary          University by 2012                                            Engagement           Provide
       Science &                                                                             and Outreach
                                                                                                                 Access and
      Building III                                                                                              Quality for All

           Center for Infectious
        Diseases and Vaccinology/
            Biodesign Institute
                                                                            ASU Goals                          School of Health
                                                                                                                  Sciences &
                                                                            2002-2012                           Technologies:
                                                                                                                 Healthy Living
Polytechnic                                                                                   Polytechnic
Exemplars         Arizona Rural                                                               Exemplars
                Systemic Initiative
                                                                                                                                 Applied Psychology
     Arizona Real
     Estate Center

    Williams Area
                              Enhance our Local
    Development               Impact and Social                                                         Establish                          Physical
     Partnership               Embeddedness                                                              National                         Nutrition &
                                                                                                       Standing for
   Project excellence
                                                                                                       Colleges and
   Bachelor of Applied
    Science Programs                                          Family
                                                          History Project               Aeronautical
                                                                                        Management                                         Applied
                                                                                         Technology                                     Biotechnology
          Osher Lifelong
            Learning                              Project Lead the Way
                             Arizona Alternate                                                                               PolyTechCompetencies
                           Emergency Operations                                                 Agribusiness
Entrepreneurship in the University
Entrepreneurship in the Community
       Understand the importance of risk-taking to

       Have the knowledge, skills, networks, and support
       to take risks, be innovative, and pursue
       entrepreneurship opportunities.

       Have the knowledge and skills necessary to be
       successful entrepreneurs and are recognized for
       their entrepreneurial work.

       The University:
       Is recognized as an entrepreneurial institution by
       current and potential students, local and global
       partners, and investors.

       The Community:
       Embraces a culture of innovation and is
       empowered, with support from the university, to
       develop and realize entrepreneurial ideas.
                                       Empowering Entrepreneurs
Classroom                                                    Combined Experience                                                   Business
Experience                                                                                                                         Outreach

                Polytechnic Small
                Business Minor                                              Edson Student
                                                                            Entrepreneur Initiative

    W. P. Carey Small Business                                                                         Masters Consulting Group
    Certificate for Majors
                                                                                                                                  Spirit of
                              MBA Technology focus                                                                                Enterprise Center
                                                                   Technology Venture Clinic

                     School of Global
                                                                                                       Honors Consulting
                     Management & Leadership
     Barrett Honors College                                          Global Resolve
     coursework                                                                                                            ASU Technopolis
                                    Fulton Entrepreneurial
                                    Programs Office

     W. P. Carey Entrepreneurial

Internal                                                     University - Business                                                  External
                                                                                                                      Draft February 2006
Entrepreneurship for Growth

           Arizona Technology Enterprises (AZTE) @ ASU
           AZTE works with university inventors and industry to
           transform scientific progress into products and services.
           AZTE provides technology transfer services, technology
           assessment, product development expertise, marketing
           capabilities, management and operations skills, and
           assists university spin-outs with licensing/partnering,
           capital formation and strategic business development.

           The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative
           The Edson Initiative provides funding, office space and
           training for teams of students across the university to
           explore their innovative ideas for business products and
           services in partnership with faculty, researchers and
           successful entrepreneurs from both the academic and
           private sectors. The program helps students build
           enterprises large or small, for-profit or not-for-profit,
           domestic or global.
        Entrepreneurship for Cultural Change

                        Empower faculty to be entrepreneurial by increasing
                        flexibility and knowledge

                        Increase access and visibility for ASU students and the
                        external community

                        Generate unique and interdisciplinary entrepreneurial

                        Develop an entrepreneurship model for the Phoenix
                        metropolitan area

                        Make ASU a leader in developing models for taking ideas to
                        the marketplace

Entrepreneurship is the means through which knowledge is transformed into action.
STEM Education for Competitiveness

    Focus on Systemic Change

    Universities Taking Responsibility

    Partnering Across Sectors

    Partnering Across Disciplines
                STEM Education for Competitiveness
                The current state
 Teacher Pay
  Singapore secondary math teachers have a higher starting salary than a Singapore starting
  US secondary math teachers earn $18,000-$35,000 less than a starting US engineer
Students Taking Calculus
   Approximately 87% of Japanese high school students take calculus before they
   Approximately 17% of US high school students take calculus before they

 Natural Science & Engineering Degrees per 100 24-year-olds

    Source: OECD, Education at a Glance, and national resources
Center for Research on Education
in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and
Technology (CRESMET)

             CRESMET leads research and outreach projects that include
             educators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers in
             universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, industry, and
             state and national education organizations.

             The Center is a collaboration of ASU’s College of Liberal Arts
             and Sciences, College of Education, and Ira A. Fulton School of
             Engineering. ASU’s Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice
             President for Research & Economic Affairs also provide critical

             Grants from the National Science Foundation and other federal
             sources, the Arizona Board of Regents, and corporations and
             foundations support much of CRESMET’s work.
 Arizona Initiative in Math & Science
 Education (AZIMASE)
Teacher Recruitment & Preparation
Provide public-private partnerships for science, math and engineering professionals to transition into teaching

Require prospective middle school teachers to complete a “minor concentration” in at least one subject and
require more knowledge of math, science, and engineering for all elementary and middle school teachers

Teacher Professional Development
Accelerate the in-service teacher professional development

Develop state-funded and required program of sustained research-based professional development for math
and science teachers in all Arizona school districts

Institute new incentives for math and science teachers

Public Education
Create public education campaigns to attract students to science, math and engineering majors and careers in

Mathematicians & Scientists
Engage more mathematicians and scientists in curriculum development, teacher professional development,
and mentoring of students

Accelerated Magnet Academies
Establish year-round residential Arizona Math & Science Magnet Academy for talented students at each of the
state’s four-year public universities

Support school counselors with information and tools to encourage students to take more math and science
and consider science and technology careers.
Alignment for Access
Distributed Programs

   Online                                Kyrene Unified School District
   Dine Community College                Phoenix Elementary School District
   Navajo Nation                         Isaac School District
   Tempe                                 Glendale Elementary School District
   Phoenix                               Tempe Union High School District
   Tucson                                Gilbert Unified School District
   Scottsdale                            Paradise Valley Unified School District
   Mesa/Chandler/Gilbert                 Cartwright Elementary District
   Glendale/Peoria                       Roosevelt School District
   China                                 Flagstaff
   Mexico                                Cave Creek/Fountain Hills
   India                                 Downtown Phoenix
   Municipalities                        ASU (all sites + Research Park) Local
   Employers                             Southwest Human Development
   Central Arizona College (all sites)
 Teacher Education (TEALL)                                 BIS in Organizational Studies
 • 64 credit transfer program – requires completion        • ASU has ABOR approval to accept up to 75 lower
 of the Assoc. Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE)         division credit hours from MCCCD/Rio Salado.
 • Guarantees MCCCD student admission to one of            • All services will be provided on-line using Rio’s
 ASU’s professional teacher programs at one of the         electronic student file (ESF) system – and then
 3 campuses                                                transition to ASU on-line when transfer complete
 • 210 students enrolled                                   • 26 students enrolled

• ASU has ABOR approval to accept up to 75 lower
division credit hours from MCCCD nursing programs
                                                          • Students will receive $2,000 scholarship, for two years at ASU
• RN to BSN program only
                                                          • Strong ties to Barrett, The Honors College
• 336 students enrolled
                                                          • Event programming for current MCCCD students in progress
                                                          • 168 students enrolled
Manufacturing Technology
                                                          • Additional 66 students from pilot group enrolled at ASU
• 60 credit degree program block transfer to ASU’s        this Fall 2006
Polytechnic BAS program
• Focus is on moving students from certificates, to AAS
degrees, to BAS degrees while working in the profession
•Launch Spring 2007
ASU/Central Arizona College
Transfer Advantage Partnership (TAP)
Fall 2006: Early Childhood Education & BIS in Organizational Studies
     • Education courses will be delivered both at CAC and ASU Polytechnic; both ASU and CAC faculty are
     working together to mentor/monitor students. Targets working professionals who are seeking B-Grade 3
     certification. Additional courses offered through ITV and/or on-line by Fall 2007.
     • BIS Courses will be made available to CAC students starting Fall 2006 either in person at the Coolidge
     campus, or on-line. A needs assessment will be conducted with interested students to determine their
     preferred mode of course delivery (live, at CAC, or on-line).

Special Education – Spring 2007
     • Spring 2007: Polytechnic will begin offering the professional Special Education program to CAC students.

Honors – Fall 2007
     • Will target CAC’s Academic Scholarship students who have a 3.75 GPA or higher
     • Will provide $2,000 scholarships, for two years

Secondary Education and Nursing programs: in planning stages
     • BSN to be offered in Pinal County.
ASU/Yavapai College
Transfer Advantage Partnership (TAP)

 General: MOU was signed in August 2006

 Fall 2006
       •BAS in Fire Science – courses available at YC campuses
       •BAS Agribusiness – courses delivered via ITV at YC campus
 Spring 2007
       •BAS in Law Enforcement and EMS - courses offered at YC campus
       •BIS in Organizational Studies – courses offered on-line
 Fall 2007
       •Urban Horticulture – courses offered by Polytechnic Campus
       •Environmental Tech Management – courses offered by Polytechnic Campus
 Fall/Spring 2007/2008
       •SED Biology & Math – proposing an on-line Secondary Education program that would
       allow students to remain in Chino Valley/Prescott.
          Alignment for Innovation

                      ASU Technopolis
                      ASU Technopolis offers a series of in-depth, high-quality, rigorous
                      programs that educate, coach and connect innovators and
                      entrepreneurs. ASU Technopolis’ program offerings include:
                      Launch Pad, Launch Prep Entrepreneurship Course, in-depth
                      workshops, and mentoring programs.

• Over 450 entrepreneurs trained; representing 275 companies
   – 31% have some connection to ASU
• Over 650 experts volunteer as lecturers, coaches and mentors
• Over $67 million received for ASU Technopolis companies
   – $38 million + in grants/contracts                  Life sciences
   – $29 million in investment dollars

                                                                                    Advanced tech/
                                                                Other               communications
                                                              (materials,                35%
                                                            aerospace, etc)
           Alignment for Innovation

          Other examples

• Innovation Space
    – Schools of Design, Engineering, and Business
   – Produce development studio course to build engineering prototypes, create
     business plans, and communicate to clients
• Entrepreneurial Programs Office
   – Courses for undergraduates and graduates in entrepreneurial concepts &
   – Organizes ASU’s representation in the Intel-Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship
     Challenge (one of five universities in world to participate)
• Leadership for Educational Entrepreneurs Program
   – Master’s program for charter school leaders to gain education & business skills to
     increase student achievement
   – Bridges College of Teacher Education and Leadership Program and School of
     Global Management and Leadership business degrees
     Alignment for Community Engagement and
     Economic Development
                                          Edson Student Entrepreneur
  School of Global Management
  and Leadership                                   Initiative
                                           185 new venture concept
                                         proposals submitted since 2004
                                         103 students on 34 ventures
• College of Public Programs                                Future Expansion
• University College

• W. P. Carey School of Business                               East College
• Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• College of Design
• Barrett Honors College
• Herberger College of Fine Arts
• College of Education
Alignment for Community Engagement
and Economic Development

     ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
     A collaboration among the University, City, and State, the Downtown
     Phoenix campus is geared toward students attracted to service-
     oriented careers. It offers degree programs that focus on serving the
     city, whether it is improving its citizens' health, addressing the
     community's social and economic needs, teaching the youth or
     informing residents on key issues. It is explicitly helping to
     economically and culturally reinvigorate Phoenix’s traditional
     The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is designed to be a global
     focal point for technological innovation, cross-disciplinary
     collaboration, and entrepreneurial ventures. A collaboration of the City
     of Scottsdale, developers, and Arizona State University, the 1.2
     million-square-foot center will build networks between ASU
     innovations, regional progress, and the global technology industry.
   Alignment of Investment

               State Investment

               Municipal Investment

               Private Investment

               Institutional Investment

               Economic Development Priorities

$440M State Investment in Research Infrastructure
$50M Piper Trust Investment in Talent Attraction
$35M State Investment in Science Foundation Arizona
$100M to attract TGen

Together with:
Private investment in Science Foundation Arizona
Private investment in Universities and Research Institutions
Attraction of and Investment in Science-Oriented Companies and Entrepreneurs
Recommendations - recapitulation

Align University Educational and Research Environments with
Changing Workforce Demands

Enable New Idea Generation and Entrepreneurial Activities

Take Responsibility for the Competitiveness of our Communities

Align University Efforts with City, State, Regional Economic
Development Goals

        Universities can build bridges

          Universities can be bridges

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