My Remarks at the 2009 Babson Entrepreneurial Energy Expo

Yesterday our graduate student energy club produced its annual energy conference. I have many thoughts and good feelings about how the event went. A summary would be ‘smashing success.’

I could not communicate enough to those I spoke with how proud I was of the team of students involved in creating such a professional experience.

Here is a copy of the remarks I made at Babson Energy and Environmental Club’s Entrepreneurial Energy Expo (E3).  Most of the speech was presenting energy club’s Green Stewardship Awards.

pdf awards e3BEEC Green Stewardship Awards

Doonesbury Comic on In-Class Laptop Use Hits Home

Doonesbury laptop protection style licensed charactersTrudeau really hit home with this comic strip. Every single person in my section at Babson owns a laptop. Nearly everyone brings them to class. Most professors expect a level of multi-tasking, although some only want them open for note-taking.

The situation depicted in the comic actually happened to me earlier in module two. I’ve heard of classes where the majority of students are in a single Skype chat room.

Laptop use among college students has skyrocketed in recent years. I think there is opportunity in offering products that protect and stylize these expensive, common equipment. Here is an idea I recently threw into the bullpen on StudentBusinesses.com.