Student Innovation Idea Labs

Entrepreneurship in STEAM

 Entrepreneurship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (ESTEAM) is a year-long course that gives students the opportunity to solve problems by taking a new product or service from conception to the marketplace. Students will coordinate in multi-disciplinary teams and use their areas of expertise to research, develop, and market a product.

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 At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Pinpoint customer pains and gains
  • Prototype a viable solution to a problem
  • Markets their product/service to appropriate stakeholders
  • Develop specific financial and strategic objectives



  • Junior or senior standing
  • Completed lower division GE requirements
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • All majors welcome



Drs. Nastaran Simarasl (College of Business Administration) and Kenneth Lamb (College of Engineering) facilitate and coach the cross-functional teams. The ESTEAM program was founded by Drs. Olukemi Sawyerr and Winny Dong in 2009 to help engineering and business students to collaborate on product development and launching the product as a business.  Over the years other faculty have helped co-teach this course including Drs. Erkan Ozkaya (2016-17), and Yu Sun (2017-2018).