Fred Rose was the co-founder of Acara and was the lead instructor for all Acara courses. He developed six UMN courses that provide in-depth experiential learning on creating and implementing solutions that address global grand challenges. He also has developed a co-curricular process that supports students and former students engaged in impact ventures. In this role he has taught and mentored over 1,000 UMN students, hundreds more in courses and workshops at universities in ten countries and more than 40 pilot ventures.
Fred has nearly 40 years of experience in a wide range of technology research and development, emerging market and global development teams, including many technology and strategy leadership roles over a 27 year career at Honeywell. He was also the co-founder of the non-profit, High Tech Kids which provides 10,000 Minnesota K-12 students annually a deep immersion into STEM programs. Fred has an MSEE degree from UMN.