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2019 Annual USPTO National Summer Teacher Institute
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Dawn Bowlus

Jacobson Institute - The University of Iowa
Director, Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship
Iowa City, IA
Dawn Bowlus is director of the Jacobson Institute at the University of Iowa, a nationally recognized program equipping educators and communities with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to create the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs. The Jacobson Institute supports broader economic development efforts by providing educators with professional development and curriculum resources, equipping them to teach the “entrepreneurial mindset” – that is, to encourage creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and to prepare students for success in their chosen career path.  Through a research-driven approach as well as strategic collaborations with state and national organizations, the Jacobson Institute helps create an entrepreneurial culture, which enhances economic development of the region, state and nation.