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ONU has received a $19,500 course and program grant from the National College Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to support “Cross-disciplinary Development Teams to Make Students’ Ideas Real,” a project aimed at advancing the entrepreneurial mindset at Ohio Northern University.
The project involves both the T.J. Smull College of Engineering and The James F. Dicke College of Business and will be implemented by Dr. J.D. Yoder, associate professor of mechanical engineering and project director and Dr. Robert Kleine, associate professor of marketing. They will work in collaboration with Dr. John Estell, professor of computer engineering and computer science and Drs. Tammy Schakett, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and Michelle Govekar, professor of management, in the business college. Funds will be used to establish interdisciplinary product development student E-teams to augment a year-long capstone path for students across campus.