REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15 at 9:01 AM ET.
Driven by innate curiosity,
opportunity identification, and an individual’s desire to create lasting
impact, research activities are intrinsically entrepreneurial. Through
undergraduate research programs and other means, institutions and faculty
leaders have long recognized the educational potential of exposing
undergraduate engineering students to disciplinary research. The goal of all
faculty development offerings within this track is to become more intentional
about the development of an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate
engineering students that are exposed to disciplinary research. This track is
under development and an associated pilot workshop is in the works.
How to participate in Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development:
- Register for your workshop
- Complete pre-work through a short video introduction and brief exchanges with facilitators and other participants (pre-work opens in April)
- Select a candidate project and examine how entrepreneurial mindset applies
- Attend your chosen workshop
- Develop, deploy, and assess project work over a span of up to one year with one-on-one coaching and consulting
- Share results with the Engineering Unleashed community Additionally, competitive funding opportunities are available to those who successfully complete a faculty development program.
Additionally, competitive funding opportunities are available to those who successfully complete a faculty development program.
Through the workshop, participants will:
- Examine how an entrepreneurial mindset is vital to their own research activities
how directed research activities can be used to foster an entrepreneurial
mindset, both their own and their graduates
- Learn a
variety of techniques for integrating disciplinary research in educational
activities, both formally and informally, as well as curricular,
co-curricular, and extra-curricular
how they might take advantage of their institution’s structures and
The deliverables of the program are to:
- Carry out a research activity with students at their home institution that leverages methods based on the KEEN Framework, i.e. one which emphasizes opportunity and the speculates upon the impact
and reflect on the effectiveness of the activity
a network of support as a community of practice, leveraging the program’s KEEN
out and share their experiences and lessons learned with workshop