Humanitarian program wins national entrepreneurship award

The College of Engineering's Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program has won the 2011 Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award from the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).

The award recognizes an entrepreneurship program's development of an innovative, highly effective course or program for teaching entrepreneurship in a niche or specialty area. It was given at USASBE's annual conference, held Jan. 13 to 16, in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Penn State's HESE program combines learning, research and entrepreneurial outreach with the goal of creating positive social change throughout the world.

The effort encompasses students and faculty from nine academic colleges with ventures in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Nicaragua and South Africa and is administered through the College's School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs.

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Last Updated February 01, 2011