Hofstra University - Department of Computer Science

Department Receives 289K NSF Grant to Support Entrepreneurship

09/04/2008

Dr. Simona Doboli (PI), Dr. Gerda Kamberova (co-PI) and Dr. John Impagliazzo (co-PI) received $289k grant from the National Science Foundation starting September 2008 for introducing innovative entrepreneurship education to computer science students. This CPATH award funds a collaborative Transformative Implementation project between SUNY Stony Brook and Hofstra University to integrate entrepreneurship and leadership components into the undergraduate curricula at both institutions. The project includes development of modules about innovation, entrepreneurship, and global aspects in several required courses and development of an entrepreneurial computer science minor. In addition students work in global entrepreneurial teams with students at targeted universities in Germany, Romania, and Korea. The project includes community building activities with faculty in the greater New York area to promote adaptation and adoption of the curricula models and resources developed. Project details can be found on NSF Web-site.