W340·DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: The Innovation Imperative: Educating Engineers who will Invent the Future
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division, Engineering Leadership Development Division, Engineering Ethics Division, Design in Engineering Education Division, Mechanical Engineering Division, and Electrical and Computer Division
Wed. June 26, 2013 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
A301, Georgia World Congress Center
Engineering innovation and entrepreneurship
Tina Seelig is the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) at Stanford University's School of Engineering. She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the department of Management Science and Engineering, and within the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. She received the 2009 Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education. Other honors include the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award, and the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Seelig earned her PhD in 1985 from Stanford University School of Medicine, where she studied Neuroscience. She has been a management consultant, multimedia producer, and an entrepreneur. Seelig has also written 16 popular science books and educational games. Her books include The Epicurean Laboratory and Incredible Edible Science, published by Scientific American; and a series of 12 games called Games for Your Brain, published by Chronicle Books. Her newest books are Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (HarperCollins 2009) and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity (HarperCollins 2012)