Welcome to Engineering Unleashed

A Community for You

Engineering Unleashed is a community of more than 2,500 engineering faculty and staff on a mission: To graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset (EM) so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.

This community is open to all engineering faculty and staff interested in furthering our common mission. By joining this community, you gain access to resources, connect with peers across the nation, and can progress in your career. 

Your voice has a place within this community. Whether you are a first-year professor or an engineering education thought leader with years of experience, Engineering Unleashed is a place where you can connect, communicate, share, and create. 


What is the Entrepreneurial Mindset?

An entrepreneurial mindset (EM) is a habit of mind geared toward action. It is a learned behavior; a way of thinking about the world and acting upon what you see. EM empowers people to identify opportunities and create value in any context.  

Engineers equipped with the entrepreneurial mindset understand the bigger picture, recognize opportunities, evaluate markets, and learn from mistakes to create value for themselves and others. 

As engineering educators, we seek to bring EM into our classrooms and into the minds of our students. Through the Engineering Unleashed community, we are actively collaborating and creating new resources to better meet the needs of our students.

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Your free membership in Engineering Unleashed opens the door to thousands of ready-to-use resources that cover a wide range of engineering disciplines. 

When you join, you'll be able to:

  • Collaborate with thousands of other engineering faculty.
  • Author content and share your resources and best practices through our custom card authoring process.
  • Join and create groups within the community to drive change. 
  • Contribute to the forums - an open space to ask and answer questions related to entrepreneurial mindset, engineering education, or any number of topics related to your work.

The 3C’s of Entrepreneurial Mindset


EM consists of three key elements: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value. These are the 3C’s of entrepreneurial mindset.

Curiosity

In a world of accelerating change, today’s solutions are often obsolete tomorrow. Since discoveries are made by the curious, students must be empowered to investigate a rapidly changing world with an insatiable curiosity.

Connections

Discoveries, however, are not enough. Information yields insight only when connected with other information. Students thrive when they are taught to habitually pursue knowledge and integrate it with their own discoveries to reveal innovative solutions. 

Creating Value 

Students must be champions of value creation. As educators, you can train students to persistently anticipate and meet the needs of a changing world. Your instruction can help students harmonize the needs and demands of stakeholders to deliver value - for themselves and others.

The KEEN Framework

Building a mindset takes planning and focus.

The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) developed a Framework to supplement the engineering skills you already teach with outcomes that support the development of EM. The Framework provides a structure for student success. We help you identify skills and habits that, through repetition, can instill an entrepreneurial mindset in your students. 

The Framework includes: 

  • A starter set of educational outcomes based on the 3C’s of entrepreneurial mindset. Add these to your courses to create and assess EM in students. 
  • Example behaviors for each of the 3C’s of entrepreneurial mindset. These will help you introduce mindset outcomes in your courses.

Resources


Whether you are focused on first-year experiences, engineering ethics, capstone courses, or are looking for discipline-specific resources, we have resources for you. Here are just some of the many tools, tips, and inspiration Engineering Unleashed offers: 

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