Finding a Passion and Making It Happen: A Program's Approach to Promoting Entrepreneurship, Making, and Innovation through Hands-On Projects that Benefit Society

Timothy Balz, Ashley Bernal, William Kline, Jessica Livingston, Stephen Misak
2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
Tim is a student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology that founded an endowed program as well as a maker space during his junior year. Before attending Rose-Hulman, Tim founded an international charity that has been recognized by the Red Cross and dozens of other organizations for their work providing wheelchairs to those in need. Tim is a recognized inventor for an all-terrain wheelchair targeted at helping veterans that he built the summer before his freshman year. Tim has been recognized
more » ... r a device that he Bill Kline is Professor of Engineering Management and Associate Dean of Innovation at Rose-Hulman. His teaching and professional interests include systems engineering, quality, manufacturing systems, innovation, and entrepreneurship. As Associate Dean, he directs the Branam Innovation Center which houses campus competition teams, maker club, and projects. He is currently an associate with IOI Partners, a consulting venture focused on innovation tools and systems. Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, he was a company co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Montronix, a company in the global machine monitoring industry.
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