Chris Goldman serves as fall 2017 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Chris Goldman, lead mission engineer for Space Security at BAE Systems, is serving as the fall 2017 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

The Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence program was established in 2003 to bring successful entrepreneurs with backgrounds in engineering, design, business or manufacturing to the University Park campus for seminars, workshops and conversation with students, faculty and staff. 

As the 2017 fall Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Goldman will speak with engineering students enrolled in design, entrepreneurial and leadership courses offered by Penn State’s School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP), the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI). The ENTI minor teaches students foundational entrepreneurial skills such as innovative thinking, leadership skills and management and planning tools. Clusters within the minor are designed to provide students with focused entrepreneurial skills to achieve their career goals. Clusters include Food and Bio-Innovation, New Media, New Ventures, Social Entrepreneurship, Technology Based Entrepreneurship, Digital Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Hospitality Management and Arts Entrepreneurship. Classes for the Technology Based Entrepreneurship cluster are based in the Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) program and classes for the Social Entrepreneurship cluster are based in the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. Both programs are housed within SEDTAPP.

As BAE Systems’ lead mission engineer for Space Security, Goldman is responsible for bringing together technology and customer needs to identify opportunities to grow the business and meet the complex mission needs of each customer. Before his role with Space Security, Goldman worked with the Intel Analytics team. During his time with the team, the business grew from a $150,000 prototype to a $60 million business line.

With more than 15 years of experience working for BAE Systems, Vencore and Lockheed Martin, Goldman is a leader in the intelligence and defense community.

Goldman graduated from Penn State with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a minor in engineering entrepreneurship, which is now known as the Technology Based Entrepreneurship cluster in the ENTI minor.

The Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence program is named for and underwritten with an endowment by E.V. Bishoff, a Pittsburgh native and long-time supporter of the College of Engineering. The program contributes to E-SHIP’s mission to develop new entrepreneurs and creative thinkers through innovation, leadership and project-based coursework.


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