Dr. Tina L. Seelig
Dr. Tina L. Seelig Gordon Prize
Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University
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Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
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Biography

Tina Seelig is the Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University's School of Engineering. STVP is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms. STVP provides students from all majors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to use innovations to solve major world problems. Our global outreach program includes annual conferences on four continents and the Entrepreneurship Corner website that includes thousands of free video clips and podcasts on technology entrepreneurship.

Tina teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the department of Management Science and Engineering, and within the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Among other honors, Tina received the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award.

Tina earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University Medical School in 1985 where she studied Neuroscience. She has worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, as a multimedia producer at Compaq Computer Corporation, and was the founder a multimedia company called BookBrowser.

Tina has also written 15 popular science books and educational games. Her books include The Epicurean Laboratory and Incredible Edible Science, published by Scientific American; and a series of twelve games called Games for Your Brain, published by Chronicle Books. Her newest book, to be released by HarperCollins in Spring 2009, is titled What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

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Awards
  • Gordon
  • 2009
  • Promoting engineering leadership by developing and disseminating technology entrepreneurship educational resources for engineering students and educators around the world.