Educating Physicists for Impactful Careers
The EPIC report is a product of the PIPELINE project, a three-year project bringing together the efforts of seven institutions to create a document new approaches to teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in physics.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Many factors need to be considered as we educate physics students for the roles they will fill in the 21st century.
Why Now, and Why This?
Innovation and Entrepreneurship education has the potential to create greater value for students as it better connects the academic discipline to career success.
Physics Departments and Faculty Can Do This—But How?
Incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship into a physics curriculum may seem daunting, but it's actually easier than it seems.
What can professional societies, funders, and industry do to help make innovation and entrepreneurship a fundamental component of physics education?
Resources and Opportunities
Other disciplines have faced the challenges of implementing I&E, and the physics community can take advantage of resources that have already been developed.
Looking for Resources?
The PIPELINE resource library contains a few examples of pedagogy developed and tested by project partners. The content of the library is a first step in the creation of a fully developed curriculum, which is a future project and which will benefit from input from the broad physics community. The materials presented here can be used in your courses and programs—and the contributors are happy to work with you, including site visits, to flesh out details and make their creations useful in your programs. These are presented as a sample of how physics education can add PIE to the student experience without losing what makes physics physics.