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Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Kerry Wilson

Kerry Wilson brought his decades of experience in industry to the College of Engineering in 2011, when he assessed the college’s machine shops and started helping professors understand commercialization and how to make prototypes of their potential products using Notre Dame’s Proof of Technology Demonstration Center. His Springboard Engineering Solutions is based in Innovation Park.…

Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Dave Hutchison, Ph.D.

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Dave Hutchison, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and teaches finance in the Mendoza College of Business, knows the value of staying in touch with real-world practices. In addition to teaching at universities in Washington, Michigan, and Illinois before he came to Notre Dame six years ago, he worked as a mortgage banker, senior bank treasury manager, and CFO of a small real estate development company.…

Alumni Spotlight: Nate Higgins

A little over a year ago, Pennsylvania native Nate Higgins chose the ESTEEM program as the perfect intersection of his engineering physics degree from Juniata College and his business interest from internships that involved product launches. Today, he works as an intrapreneur and Process Engineer, growing the business of  Alpha Sintered Metals, LLC. Learn how ESTEEM helped make this happen.

 

Event Recap: Jim Hunt Early-Stage Investing Workshop

This last week ESTEEM students had the opportunity to meet and work with ND alum Jim Hunt, an active angel investor, board member of the Advisory Council for the ND College of Engineering, and adjunct professor of the MacDonough School at Georgetown. Mr. Hunt's career began in the 1970's as a government scientist, after which he founded his own company, BDS, Inc., in 1981. Following the merger of BDS in 1991-1992, Mr. Hunt spent time working with Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young. Mr. Hunt's angel investing practice began in the 1990's and has since resulted in twenty one exits. His investments focus primarily on technology, social media, analytics, and data management.…