Integration of Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Engineering Education

The Chair of Free Enterprise is involved in the creation and sponsorship of many ethics related learning initiatives and programs. These projects and programs seek to build a foundation for the incorporation of professional responsibility into the engineering curriculum.

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

One of the Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise programs to help the building of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial culture at UT Austin is the Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program.

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The Marvin and Ellie Selig Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship

The Center augments the technical education for a select group of engineering students who have a keen interest in becoming entrepreneurs. The free enterprise system has taught us that a technical education and the successful pursuit of a technical career demands development of complementary capabilities in such non-technical areas as teamwork, leadership, and understanding of the commercialization aspects of engineering. Therefore, the College of Engineering, in conjunction with the Murchison Chair of Free Enterprise, will establish the Marvin and Ellie Selig Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. The Selig Center will augment the technical education for a select group of engineering students who have a keen interest in becoming entrepreneurs.

 

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Academic Development Grants

The Chair of Free Enterprise and the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs have awarded support to the following faculty to develop courses and course material in technology innovation, creativity, engineering design, and professional responsibility.

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Student Programs

Roden Leadership Program
Student group that aims to cultivate engineering leaders. The Chair created the Roden Leadership Program to recruit and retain students with strong potential and interest in leadership. Initiated with a gift from Mr. Ted Roden (B.S.Ch.E. '43), the Roden Leadership Program will identify promising high school students and recruit them for study in engineering at UT-Austin. Designated students will receive additional education and travel opportunities as part of the program. 

Graduate and Industry Networking
GAIN or Graduate and Industry Networking is an annual event hosted by the Graduate Engineering Council at The University of Texas at Austin. It is both a broad Networking opportunity and an academically rigorous competition that allows The Cockrell School of Engineering to showcase its best and brightest graduate students. 

Technology Entrepreneurship Society
The mission of Technology Entrepreneurship Society (TES) is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization at the University of Texas at Austin.  TES presents students with valuable entrepreneurial experiences, provides education in technology commercialization, and facilitates student networking

Idea2Product Program