Engineering Unleashed

Transforming engineering with an entrepreneurial mindset

We are a community of more than 5,000 engineering faculty and staff committed to the mission of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset within undergraduate engineering students. 

Together we are equipping students to create personal, economic, and societal value in any context or career path. Join today!

What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset?

An entrepreneurial mindset (EM) is a collection of mental habits that empower you to question, adapt, and make positive change. 


EM amplifies an engineer's technical skills, equipping them to solve societal problems and create an environment for human flourishing.

Learn how to develop EM in students.

Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value: The 3Cs

Key components of the entrepreneurial mindset are what we call the 3Cs: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value. 

By cultivating these mindset qualities in students alongside the technical skills we teach, we prepare them for fulfilling, impactful careers and lives.



Understand the broader world. Look foward. Explore multiple perspectives.

Today’s solutions are often obsolete tomorrow. Empower students to investigate a rapidly changing world with an insatiable curiosity.


Think outside the box. Place old ideas in new contexts. Gain insights.

Discoveries alone are not enough. Students must pursue knowledge and integrate it with their own discoveries to reveal innovative solutions.
Creating Value

Creating Value

Seek opportunities. Understand stakeholders. Have a positive impact.

Innovative solutions are most meaningful when they create extraordinary value for others. Students must be champions of value creation.

Scholarship of Entrepreneurial Mindset

Pursuing scholarship around entrepreneurial mindset can bring significant benefits to your career and institution. 

Explore the collection of academic literature.


Get Started Today

Faculty and staff across the United States have successfully implemented the entrepreneurial mindset and positively impacted students. Explore activities, projects, labs, and more in cards:


Entrepreneurial Mindset Starter Pack

Take & go resources that canvass the 3Cs and Opportunity & Recognition.

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Ideation Toolkit

Help your students generate the best concepts for development.

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Building Solutions for Real Customers

Students use the design process at a local nonprofit to create value for users.

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Engineering Unleashed is Powered by KEEN

The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) is a partnership of more than 50 colleges and universities across the United States.

KEEN Partners are driving change within engineering education: Each institution commits to reaching all of their undergraduate engineering students with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Faculty and staff within KEEN influence the Engineering Unleashed Community and the broader engineering ecosystem, reflecting the belief that networks scale impact.

It’s very much an environment that embraces the idea of change: The idea of trying something new and to take risks. No one individual or institution alone can make the impact necessary to advance engineering education to reach students and faculty at a national scale.
- Ann McKenna, Vice Dean (ACD) & Professor, Arizona State University

Our community is transforming engineering education

Through shared resources, a common language, faculty development, and collaborative events, we work to equip students with the skillset and mindset to create personal, economic, and societal value in any context or career path. 

With an Engineering Unleashed membership, you can:

  • Enjoy unlimited access to activities, projects, and labs.
  • Publish your own class and course work.
  • Collaborate with faculty across the nation.