THE MICHELSON 20MM FOUNDATION AND NACCE WELCOME FIVE COLLEGES...
THE MICHELSON 20MM FOUNDATION AND NACCE WELCOME FIVE COLLEGES TO THE MICHELSON IP EDUCATOR IN RESIDENCE INITIATIVE
Raleigh, NC | The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) in partnership with the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP), an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation (20MM), is pleased to announce the acceptance of five institutions into our newly launched IP Educator in Residence Initiative. Selected educators will support advancing IP literacy efforts across the NACCE ecosystem.
“NACCE has greatly enjoyed working alongside the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property to continue to close the IP education gap. We look forward to seeing this community of practice grow among community colleges across North America,” said Rebecca Corbin, NACCE president & CEO.
Since 2017, Michelson IP has worked alongside NACCE to provide a first-of-its-kind IP curriculum to member colleges. Our pilot phase included a dynamic community of practice that spearheaded the modular buildout of an undergraduate IP curriculum and eventually led to its adoption at more than 70 NACCE colleges! By 2022, we anticipate that an additional 100 NACCE colleges will have adopted Michelson IP curriculum and resources into their college curriculum reaching nearly 20,000 students.
“To welcome and support close to 100 NACCE member colleges across the nation is exemplary of what we can achieve together,” says Dr. Gary K. Michelson, founder of the Michelson 20MM Foundation and Michelson IP. “Our shared goal of making IP education more accessible and closing the IP knowledge gap unites us and we are confident that this IP Educators in Residence initiative will further shape an impactful community of practice and seed new opportunities for vibrant, local entrepreneurship education.”
Please join us in welcoming the following colleges to the Michelson IP Educator in Residence Initiative:
- Pamela Bogdan – Ocean County College (NJ)
- Gary Cors, J.D. – Pasco-Hernando State College (FL)
- Gary Graves – Fullerton College (CA)
- Lucio Lanucara, J.D. – Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
- Diane Sabato & John Diffley – Springfield Technical Community College (MA)
Learn more about the Michelson IP Educator in Residence Initiative at www.nacce.com/nacce-and-michelson-ip-educator-in-residence-initiative.
NACCE is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs focused on igniting entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses. NACCE has two main goals: to empower college leaders to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset and to grow the community college's role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem. NACCE has over 340 member colleges, representing nearly 2,500 members and approximately 3.3 million students. For more information, visit www.nacce.com. Follow us on Twitter at @NACCE, like us on Facebook, and join our LinkedIn group.
About the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property
The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP), an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, addresses critical gaps in intellectual property education to empower the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. Access free, open licensed instructional content at MichelsonIP.com.