Andrea Hence Evans finished her bachelor’s degree in 1999 and now runs her own intellectual property law firm outside Washington, D.C. In that sense, she’s an entrepreneur. But she also spends all of her time helping entrepreneurs and other businesses protect their ideas.
Walking toward Lauren Stewart’s office, you immediately smell the odor of glue in the air. A quick glance around reveals model bridges in various states of completion lying about a student work area as harried undergraduates work to finish class assignments. Stewart, an assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, teaches a beginning structures course, so this is a recurrent theme each semester. Stewart herself, however, is more at home with the smell of explosives and destruction rather than construction.