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Dewberry Program in Technical Entrepreneurship

Can civil engineers be taught to be entrepreneurial?  That is what Dr. Sharon deMonsabert is attempting to answer in a new certificate program for engineers and architects at the Dewberry Company.   Every Wednesday evening, Dr. deMonsabert spends time mentoring engineers to help them develop innovative technical solutions that can be molded into business opportunities. Teams of students will compete for a cash prize of $1,000.  Dr. deMonsabert recently developed the Technical Entrepreneurship Assessment Model (TEAM) with her PhD student Abeer Abass.  This model was developed to study the important criteria in technical business plan competitions.  The research results will be used to provide insight to the students in the Dewberry class to help them develop improved proposals.