Chinweike Eseonu obtained the Baccalaureate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, the Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University. Dr. Eseonu conducts research to improve socio-technical processes in healthcare, manufacturing environments, team and organizational processes, and in new product development.Dr. Eseonu is working on a three pronged (engagement, innovation, economic and workforce development) program for community driven technology innovation and investment (CDTII). CDTII seeks to respond to the Oregon 40-40-20 goal and the NAE social impact demonstration grand challenge, by extending the land grant mission to technology. CDTII seeks to identify the determinants of successful two way diffusion of community needs to the university, and of responsive technologies from the university. This entails determining engineering design requirements based on community input, devising technology in response to community needs, and with the potential for start up companies in these communities. Finally, the CDTII projects include learning components that form the basis for science identity formation. research.