Entrepreneurs and innovators exist in all industries and in all types of companies. The key to entrepreneurial achievement is arming yourself with the tools and knowledge that position you to succeed. The ENTI minor teaches you the foundational skills you need, such as:
- Innovative thinking
- Leadership skills
- Management and planning tools
HOW IT WORKS
Building the base is just the start of your path regardless of where your passion leads you. The ENTI minor includes three core courses and three courses specific to your area of concentration, called a cluster. Clusters are designed to provide you with the skills to achieve your career goals—whether you aspire to take the technology world by storm, revolutionize information delivery, or contribute to improving society one good idea at a time.
Select a cluster for more information on how to turn your big ideas into big plans with the ENTI minor:
Students' dairy creation Mooofins wins national competition
At the recent American Dairy Science Association meeting in Indianapolis, Mooofins were named the best of the best in the Dairy Research Institute's New Product Competition. The challenge for the student developers was that the foods had to be high-protein, dairy-based products for the morning meal containing at least 51 percent dairy ingredients. Penn State's team of seven food science majors won first place and walked away with $8,000.
Penn State's SparkPlug program provides funds to prepare for on-line crowdfunding
Entrepreneurial student teams from across Penn State have been getting up to $500 to help prepare for a crowdfunding campaign on websites like KickStarter and Indiegogo. Funds are still available.
MIT Student and PSU Grad Develops $3 Wound Healing Device, Field Tested in Haiti
No one really knows why, but for an open wound, applying suction dramatically speeds healing times. For almost everyone, that treatment is out of reach--simply because the systems are expensive. No more. Danielle Zurovcik, a doctoral student at MIT and PSU Mechanical Engineering graduate, has created a hand-powered suction-healing system that costs about $3.