Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Westfield Announces Paul Deroo as its First Instructor
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 • 4:20pm
The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the selection of one of this year’s instructors for the new YEA! Westfield Program.
Paul W. Deroo, Ph.D. has 40 years of experience in developing and troubleshooting complex processes at all levels of academic, commercial, municipal and industrial organizations, of which 25 years included interfacing with numerous regulatory agencies, both military and civilian, at the federal, state and local levels. His field of work has ranged from conducting research on the chemical synthesis of potential new anti-malarial drugs to developing a gallium recovery system for the gallium arsenide semiconductor substrate industry, from environmental consulting to aerospace laser electro-optics manufacturing. For 15 years he taught general chemistry and bio-organic chemistry at Queens College of the City University of New York and at Drexel University in Philadelphia where, after retirement as Teaching Professor and Associate Head of the Chemistry Department, he currently continues as an Adjunct Professor to coordinate and teach on-line graded components of chemistry courses for over 1250 freshman engineering and science majors.
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About the Young Entrepreneurs Academy
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades nine through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. High school students from Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield are eligible to apply. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. Students learn to make a job--not just take a job! YEA!’s direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom. In 2008, YEA! “spun-off” from the University of Rochester, where it was formed in 2004 with support from the Kauffman Foundation, to create its own not-for-profit corporation, YEA! Inc., which is currently launching sites in colleges, universities and high schools across the country to provide comprehensive, exciting entrepreneurship education, leadership development and innovation training to youth throughout the country thereby making the program available to students at a variety of geographical regions, and providing them with skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century.
Begin as a student and finish as a CEO!