MEET THE STUDENTS

Students in Lehigh University's Master's of Technical Entrepreneurship program come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. They have undergraduate degrees in engineering, design arts, global studies, psychology, architecture, journalism, finance, political science, and supply chain management (some have also completed other graduate degrees). They come as recent undergraduates and with years of professional experience. They are male and female. Students arrive both with product ideas already formed and armed with only curiosity, enthusiasm, and a desire learn and create.

The Master's of Technical Entrepreneurship program is the right place for all of them.

CLASS of 2013:


Left to right: Mike Lehman (professor), Marc de Vinck (professor), Joan Stanescu (Materials Science and Engineering), Zach Hyder (Psychology), Matthew Fuchs (Mechanical Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering), Luke Foley (Finance), Katelyn Noderer (Design Arts/Psychology), Azim Sonawalla (Mechanical Engineering), Marcela Zablah (Political Science/International Relations), Adrian Velazquez (Journalism/Music Industry), Jessie Garcia (Global Studies/Entrepreneurship/Women's Studies), Mike Esposito (Civil Engineering/Architecture), Randi Tutelman (Design Arts), Bryan Postelnek (Bioengineering/Theater), Chris Hajjar (Mechanical Engineering), Devin Greene (Design Arts). Not pictured: Deniz Pamukcu (Chemical Engineering/Integrated Business and Engineering).

what they say:

BRYAN POSTELNEK

What is your favorite part of the program?

The ability to work on topics that I find interesting. I have to adhere to project guidelines, but am still able to pursue my interests. I love the people and, especially, the professors. I'm happy that we get to create a little community.

What has surprised you?

I get to have fun!

How does the program prepare you for what you want to do?

It is providing me with the tools and skills I need to be successful after I graduate. I'm interested in obtaining a consulting job in design or business. Depending on the ideas I develop within this program, that plan may change to something more entrepreneurial. Who knows, maybe I'll open my own consulting firm!


DEVIN GREENE

What is your favorite part of the program?

How fun the classes are day in and day out. In my experience, classes aren't always fun throughout the entirety, but our program is different.

What has surprised you?

The amount of information I've learned so quickly really surprised me and caught my attention. I find myself explaining concepts to my friends and family all the time.

How does the program prepare you for what you want to do?

I want to develop products to make life easier or more fun in the future. This program has given me a ton of new creative and innovative techniques.


JOAN STANESCU

What is your favorite part of the program?

The focus on group dynamics, practical techniques, and introduction to theory but reinforcement with hands-on examples. These were the best classes I've taken, without a dull moment.

What has surprised you?

How applied it is ... So many new things to learn. Since we practiced what was taught, the information stuck with us.

How does the program prepare you for what you want to do?

I am learning all the tools I need to start a business ... All of the latest techniques.


MORE PHOTOS
CLASS OF 2014
CLASS OF 2015


Technical Entrepreneurship @ Lehigh