|Entrepreneurship Bootcamps set for April 16-18|
The Jodsaas Center for Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship is sponsoring Entrepreneurship Bootcamps by Stephen A. Szygenda from the Southern Methodist University School of Engineering.
* Students: Thursday, April 16, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., 324 Harrington Hall
* Faculty and staff: Friday, April 17, noon to 2 p.m., 218 Harrington Hall
* Discussion for all: Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon, 108 Harrington Hall
One-on-one meetings: contact RichardSchultz@mail.und.edu to schedule.
Lunch will be served Thursday and Friday; refreshments will be served Saturday.
Although the Thursday bootcamp will be dedicated to student ventures, and the Friday bootcamp will be dedicated to faculty ventures, please come to any and all sessions when you are available.
Dr. Szygenda is the former dean of the School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University and The University of Alabama-Birmingham. He has held the position of chair of the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Texas–Austin, where he also held the Clint Murchison Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise, and was the founding director of the Texas Center for Technology Development and Transfer. During his academic endeavors, Dr. Szygenda has graduated more than 100 M.S. and 40 Ph.D. students, acquired extensive government and industry research funding, received numerous awards, consulted for more than 50 international companies and universities, served on the board of directors of a number of companies, and published more than 150 papers. He received his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University.
In industry and entrepreneurship, Dr. Szygenda has served as president of SBI Inc., COMSAT General Integrated Systems, the Rubicon Group (an incubator to nurture 10 high tech start-up companies, simultaneously), and Comprehensive Computing Systems and Services Inc. (This was the first multi-product simulation and test company producing very large CAD software and hardware systems. This company was acquired by The Communications Satellite Corporation of America and subsequently by The General Electric Corporation). He was also a member of technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories during the 1960s, where he was part of the group that developed the first electronic switching system, No. 1 ESS.
Dr. Szygenda is a pioneer in the areas of Simulation, CAD, fault tolerant computing, telecommunications, software engineering, entrepreneurship, academic strategic planning, technology transfer, business management, and economic development.
-- Richard R. Schultz, Interim Director, Jodsaas Center for Engineering Leadership & Entrepreneurship, RichardSchultz@mail.und.edu, 777-4429