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Abstract Title: Applying Business Literature to Product Development in STEM Education
Abstract: Over the past few decades many innovations to improve undergraduate STEM education have been developed, only to fizzle out as they struggle to find an audience. Funding agencies have noticed this problem and are putting increased attention on development projects that build in aspects of sustainability after the project funding has ended. In recent years there has been research done within physics and STEM education on developing and disseminating education research projects. But, there is a much longer history and body of literature with common goals in the business literature related to product development and innovation. In this review we discuss product development and launching a product from a business perspective, and how what is known about this process can be directly applied to developing and propagating an education innovation.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Raina Khatri
Western Michigan University
817 Vine Place
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: 6164024057
and Co-Presenter(s)
Charles Henderson