College of Engineering launches second year of summer program to support entrepreneurial mindset

In collaboration with the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the University of Delaware College of Engineering (CoE) is running a program called CoE Fellows in parallel with the Summer Foundersprogram offered by Horn.

Directed by Dustyn Roberts, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, the program was launched last summer with the support of David Welch, an alumnus of UD’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Vince DiFelice, who runs the Summer Founders program, is co-directing the CoE Fellows program with Roberts. He refers to the program as one part startup and one part summer job — providing mentorship resources to promote startup success and allowing students to work full time over the summer on their business concepts unencumbered by the demands of the academic year.

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