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Bioengineering as a Vehicle to Increase the Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Enhancing Entrepreneurial Mindsets Through STEM Education

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Bioengineering provides a relevant and engaging learning space to explore how holistic assets can support innovation, deepening the need for interdependence between academic disciplines including connections between the arts, science, and engineering. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce readers to bioengineering and bio-inspired design as a way to increase the entrepreneurial mindset of high school and college engineering students through integrated STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics). This interdisciplinary approach can strengthen access and equity within the engineering pipeline. We present six integrated STEAM lesson plans for high school and college (grades 9–16). This chapter concludes with advice for making a case for integrated STEAM learning experiences that capitalize on and leverage bioengineering to grow the entrepreneurial mindset and strengthen students’ science, mathematics, and technology literacies.

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Bosman, L., Shirey, K. (2023). Bioengineering as a Vehicle to Increase the Entrepreneurial Mindset. In: Kaya-Capocci, S., Peters-Burton, E. (eds) Enhancing Entrepreneurial Mindsets Through STEM Education. Integrated Science, vol 15. Springer, Cham.

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