Free ticketed event
The Innovation Canvas was developed out of the 2012 National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) Retreat and further supported by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). After presenting on the canvas at the 2013 ASEE Conference, we believe an ASEE workshop session is the next step toward making significant progress in both facilitating the field’s use of the canvas and improving the existing canvas. During this workshop session, participants will work through multiple examples to explore the canvas’s potential for design and design education. Participants will also investigate best practices for using the canvas in educational settings and connect to peer networks for real-time canvas support upon implementation.
This will be a hands-on, team-based and interactive workshop. Existing teams or working groups are encouraged to attend the session and explore the canvas’s potential as a team. The facilitators will form all participants into teams and then guide all participants through a series of activities using the canvas. These activities include: explaining the canvas; conveying its value as a tool to mediate the design process and organize design learning; using the canvas to explore a structured electronic toothbrush case study; using the canvas to explore an open-ended product/business scenario; and discussing and developing best-use scenarios and potential challenges regarding using the canvas in educational settings. Participants will complete poster-size versions of the canvas for each exploration activity and will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain feedback during the workshop. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with peers interested in design and innovation and establish support networks for implementing the innovation canvas in their home settings.
Cory Hixson earned his B.S. in engineering science from Penn State University in 2007, graduating with honors. He is currently a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and is pursuing a master's in industrial and systems engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering education at Virginia Tech. Experience as both a professional engineer and high school educator led him to Virginia Tech to pursue a doctoral degree in engineering education. Mr. Hixson's professional and research interests are understanding engineering faculty, institutional policies that influence both engineering education and academic entrepreneurship, and the interaction between engineering/education pedagogy and entrepreneurship.
Bill Kline is dean of innovation and engagement and professor of engineering management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He joined Rose-Hulman in 2001. His teaching and professional interests include systems engineering, quality, manufacturing systems, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In 2005, he was named associate dean and director of the Rose-Hulman Ventures program, which provides students innovation and entrepreneurship experiences through sponsorship from leading technology companies. In his years at RHV, the program became firmly established as an institutional asset, and the foundation of a sustainable operating model was developed. In 2009-11, he served as interim vice president for academic affairs and/or dean of faculty. In 2012, he was appointed dean of innovation and engagement, focusing on campus innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. These include the Branam Innovation Center and the RISE entrepreneurship club, and engagement activities including continuing and executive education and expanded alumni, corporate, and community partnerships.
Dr. Kline is a three-time recipient of the campus Excellence in Service Award. He has championed and supported a number of campus initiatives around the theme of innovation and has worked to elevate innovation as a campus priority.
Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, Dr. Kline was a company co-founder and chief operating officer of Montronix, a company in the global machine monitoring industry. In this role, he led product development and manufacturing operations in the U.S., Europe, and India. Prior to Montronix, he was a manager at Kennametal, a global provider of metalcutting and wear resistant solutions.
Dr. Kline is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Illinois College and a Bronze Tablet graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.
Jameel Ahmed has been teaching in the Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering Department at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology since 1999. He earned a B.S. in bioengineering from Syracuse University in 1990 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University in 1993 and 1997, respectively.
During his time at Rose-Hulman, Dr. Ahmed helped develop and implement a new B.S. program in biomedical engineering and is currently serving as interim department head of the ABBE department. His research interests include signal processing in the retina, neurobiology and neuroprosthetics. He has collaborated with many undergraduates and graduate students. His primary teaching areas are systems physiology and biomedical instrumentation.
Dr. Ahmed has served as a member of the institute’s Leadership Advancement Program, a campus-wide effort that offers opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills. He is also a member of the Institute’s Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) development team and has played a leadership role in the Institute Summer Innovation Workshop.
Renee Rogge is the Samuel F. Hulbert Chair in Biomedical Engineering and associate professor of applied biology and biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman. Dr. Rogge earned a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Rogge co-developed and co-teaches the year-long capstone design sequence in biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman. Professionally, she has been a member of the Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED) since 2005 and has served as a member of the executive committee (director, program chair, treasure/Vice Chair, and Division chair). Renee is also co-chair of the 2014 Capstone Design Conference – a conference designed to provide a forum for engineering and applied science faculty to share ideas about improving design-based capstone courses.
Robert M. Bunch is a professor of physics and optical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an Innovation Fellow at Rose-Hulman Ventures. Since joining the Rose-Hulman faculty in 1983, he has been active in developing undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories for the optical engineering educational program. He has directed 23 completed master’s degree thesis projects, consulted with industry, and is co-inventor on two patents. In 2000, he received the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award. His research and technical interests include development of optics-based products, fiber optics, optical instruments, and systems engineering.