This picture was taken during our visit to High Tech Rochester, BZDesign, and Rochester Precision Optics. Students were invited to attend a workshop offered by HTR which focused on Production month. Students were engaged in a multi-media presentation regarding the steps needed to bring a product from conception to mass production. BZDesign welcomed our students into their work space and presented on prototyping and brand recognition. Students were exposed to the design process behind bringing a product to the market. After a small snack and a short bus ride.... students toured the Rochester Precision Optics production facility and listened to a presentation on value proposition and product diversity.
The Entrepreneurship class at SHS would like to thank Annette Brenner - HTR Client Development Manager, Ben Zombek - Founder of BZDesign, and Katie Potter - RPO Director of Human Resources for organizing this visit and giving their time to our class. This truly was a great learning experience for our students.
"I really enjoyed the real life display of effectual reasoning. Having the means of producing various lenses and materials and identifying markets that can and will support the sale of such products (google, Military...ect...) I liked to see the process of identifying the pros/cons of a product during the development stage. "- A. Onoff
"I really liked seeing how products are developed. I liked how BZDesign showed us everything from product design of an idea & problem solving with clients to creating working prototypes." - R. Facinelli
"High Tech Rochester is the definition of a 21st century company. They highlighted new and modern ways of approaching a problems, There was group collaboration, open office space, walls filled with postit notes, and 3D printed prototypes everywhere." - J. Renica
"The staff at HTR, BZDesign, and RPO did a great job explaining how products were made and their relevance to the business world. It was really neat to be able to see the day to day activities of all three companies." - W. Ling
Entrepreneurship (EEE 370): This class is being offered with SUPA (Syracuse University Project Advance) credit.
This business course is designed for those interested in learning how innovative thinking can lead to excellent opportunities in business. The topics include recognizing opportunities, performing a feasible analysis, types of business ownership, creating new venture teams, sources of financing, developing marketing strategies and creating a business concept model.
About SUPA - This course is designed specifically for high school seniors and is identical in all important aspects to the course offered to matriculated SU students - they use the same syllabi (where appropriate), materials, textbooks, assignments, and assessments. SU courses offered through SUPA intellectually challenge students, requiring them to deeply explore and thoroughly interact with college-level subject matter. Dual enrollment not only better prepares students to transition from high school to college, it gives them course credit that most SUPA graduates receive recognition for at destination colleges.
"This class was one of my favorites! Contributing to class discussions and engaging in a variety of interactive projects played a vital role in learning the content. I highly recommend this class." - S. Kaupp
"If you are serious about business and want to run your own someday, this is the class to take. This class teaches students everything they need to know about running a business in a rigorous way while still being entertaining and fun. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to understand business in greater depth." - T. Massina
"In my opinion, Entrepreneurship is a unique business class that challenges you more than most electives. This is a discussion based course, and the work outside of class isn't brutal at all. learning the content throughout the year was interesting and exciting and well worth my time and effort." - M. Taylor
"Entrepreneurship is truly a student driven course that challenges us to use our own ideas and business cognition to develop a one-of-a-kind business concept model with your classmates." - N. Herron