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Andrew Lyon joined the Accelerate OC show and was a great guest and fun conversation. He is the founding Dean of the new Dale & Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University here in Orange County.  It’s super exciting to add a new engineering school here in Orange County, and especially at Chapman, which does everything in such a world class way.

Andrew had been the Dean of the College of Science & Technology there for several years, so this new engineering school is an expansion of the STEM work where Andrew is so passionate.

Andrew is also an entrepreneur, as the co-founder of a couple companies in the biomedical and therapeutics markets.  He’s active in our community as well as a board member of both OCTANe and the Beckman foundation.

Andrew spent several years in another innovation ecosystem, Atlanta, as chair of the chemistry and biochemistry school at Georgia Tech, a world-class institution.

He has great energy and excitement about Orange County as a destination for engineers to be trained, work, start companies and live and thrive.  

Listen to Andrew's tip to students to think about where they're going and how they're going to get there - "process over product." Great perspective!

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