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Biodiesel University: Engineering an Extreme Renewable Energy Education Experience
Technology Commercialization Fellow and Entrepreneur in Residence, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Univ. of Maryland
Monday, February 11, 2008
3:00 pm - Special Day and Time
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rm. 1107
Inspiring the next generation of renewable energy scientists and engineers is critically important for our economy, our country and our planet.
Biodiesel University is building a fleet of mobile educational laboratories that use biodiesel as the tangible example of a renewable energy technology. These cutting-edge mobile labs -- part classroom, part science museum, part theme park ride -- provide exciting hands-on learning experiences for middle- and high-school students encompassing the full “Bean, Beaker, Bang” biofuel lifecycle.
This engaging learning experience is designed to inspire students to practice environmental stewardship in their own lives and pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in renewable energy.
Students and faculty from many disciplines in many institutions are collaborating to develop this extreme educational experience.
Come learn about this exciting project and how you can get involved.
Dan Goodman (Clark School BSEE ’87) is the Executive Director of Biodiesel University, the Technology Commercialization Fellow at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. After graduating from Clark School, he founded a product development firm focused on embedded systems design for building automation, transportation and medical products, which he ran for a dozen years. A serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience, Biodiesel University is Dan’s eleventh startup and his first non-profit venture. Dan has advised numerous companies, business incubators and venture funds on strategy, commercialization, and marketing issues. He sits on the boards of several companies including an energy services firm, an educational toy company and a biodiesel co-op.
Faculty Host: Dr. Reza Ghodssi
This Event is For: Public • Campus • Clark School