The University of Delaware is launching an expansion of its EntreX Lab program, providing entrepreneurship education and a dual-enrollment course to 10 additional Delaware high schools.
Two Newark-area schools, Glasgow High School and Newark Charter School, currently participate in the pilot program. The additional schools will each receive 20 scholarships to cover student costs for one year of the program. Students who complete the semester-long course receive three college credits from UD.
EntreX has students create a product to solve a real world problem.
Glasgow instructor Edwin Smith said students can either work to tackle an issue with a profit or a social issue. Students in the past have made plans for a bluetooth earpiece, providing more services to homeless women, and creating a wholesale system to sell real estate.
The course consists of a series of small projects leading up to a final project for the University of