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Fostering Innovative Generations Studies

  • A second career-pathway study that DEL is leading is sponsored by the NSF-sponsored Epicenter. Like the Professional Engineering Pathways Study, this Epicenter research (as part of Epicenter's larger set of Fostering Innovative Generations Studies, or FIGS) is longitudinal, looking at students' interests and career choices pre- and post-graduation. Here, however, the emphasis is on students’ innovation and entrepreneurship interests and their career pathway design. Stanford University Professors Sheri Sheppard, Tom Byers, and Kathy Eisenhardt are the Principal Investigators of the Epicenter initiative.