There are many opportunities to connect with colleagues at the ASEE Annual Conference.

The Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation (ENT) Division alone has 14 presentations about entrepreneurial mindset and the 3C’s from KEEN partners. Additionally, nearly every division has papers authored by faculty from the Network.

Below you will find details about the ENT Division Reception and workshops offered by KEEN schools. We encourage you to attend the reception to connect with others from the Network. Bring your friends who are interested in learning more about KEEN!

Defining and Assessing “Connections” as part of the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Sunday, June 25 From 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Harding Room at the Hyatt Regency

If you’ve been to an Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset (ICE) Workshop or have a solid understanding of entrepreneurial mindset and the 3C’s, then Bucknell University is asking for an hour of your time!

During this session, the facilitators would like to receive input from the KEEN community on a proposed assessment framework for connections, one of the 3C’s of the entrepreneurial mindset (curiosity, connections, and creating value). The goal of this project is to operationalize the concept of connections as a series of measurable factors, and to explore existing metrics so that KEEN partners can measure student gains.

Please consider signing up or passing this invitation along to your KEEN colleagues coming to ASEE. Bucknell’s Michael Prince, Margot Vigeant, and Charles Kim will be leading this workshop, which is limited to 20 participants.

To participate, you must sign up. THANK YOU!


Utilizing Value Propositions to Support Faculty Members’ Focus, Success, and Satisfaction

Monday, June 26 From 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Room C160A at the Columbus Convention Center

Faculty members from The Ohio State University and the University of Dayton are hosting a technical session and invite KEEN faculty members to attend. The goal of this workshop is to share best practices to implement open-ended design projects and create practical scenarios for effective projects in large freshman classes. The workshop begins by reviewing the engineering design process integrated with the Business Model Canvas and by discussing characteristics of “open-ended” projects and their impact in creating entrepreneurially minded engineers. The workshop draws upon experiences of attendees’ various programs, providing examples of successful projects and those that have struggled. In small groups, participants will define the major hurdles of applying open-ended projects in freshman engineering courses and create example project scenarios – focusing on the elements of “design thinking” and problem or opportunity definition.


Implementing open-ended design projects in first-year engineering

Monday, June 26 from 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Sponsor Tech Session Room A121 at the Columbus Convention Center

Bill Kline of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Cory Hixson of Rowan University, invite all KEEN faculty to their session on creating an Internal Value Proposition that will help you focus on your passions, increase your satisfaction at work, and avoid burn out. This session supports academics’ ability to:

  • refocus on what drives them
  • consider how these drivers intersect with competing demands
  • assess the resources needed to successfully achieve a broad range of goals

This is session M314C. Click the button below to learn more and register.


ASEE ENT Division Reception

Tuesday, June 27 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Franklin AB Room at the Hyatt Regency

KEEN is sponsoring the Entrepreneurship and Engineering Innovation (ENT) Division reception during the ASEE Annual Conference in the Franklin AB Room at the Hyatt Regency. This is session T724B. You will be able to connect with peers interested in entrepreneurially minded learning, view dozens of exciting posters, meet award-winning authors from the division, and enjoy KEEN’s legendary hospitality.

Karen Wilken, Doug Melton, and Jennifer Young of The Kern Family Foundation will be attending the reception and hope to see you there.

The reception is free, but the division requests that everyone reserve his or her own free ticket.