Entrepreneurially Minded Making (EMM) is about understanding and using the skill, craft, and art of making to foster the concurrent development of skillset and mindset. This includes attitudes, dispositions, and motivations of undergraduate engineering students as they prototype for value. EMM reinforces pedagogical aspects of making that promote student EM development.
Faculty-Industry Connections (FIC) is about building individual faculty connections with industry partners based on EM thinking. The value created from these connections benefit faculty, students, and industry. This workshop presents an industry perspective on value creation. FIC provides opportunities for faculty to learn and practice strategies for building EM-based industry relationships.
EM for Sustainability (EMS) is about embracing an entrepreneurial mindset in sustainable engineering design. The 3 pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) are represented with clear connections to the economic component. EMS reinforces pedagogical aspects of sustainability that promote student EM development.
First Year & EM (FYEM) is about designing a first-year engineering program that explicitly includes elements of EM and frames the profession of engineering in terms of EM. The workshop embraces state of the art pedagogical approaches, such as active learning, project based learning, effective teams, life-long-learning, all with the emphasis on EM. FYEM addresses the challenges of different types of first-year programs while providing guidance in the development of an EM-infused curriculum.
Fostering EM Through Applications (FETA) is about designing curricula that concurrently promote the development of EM and engineering skillset by applying modern tools. These tools may include software (e.g., Matlab, Python, CAD), hardware, media (e.g., podcasts, videos, social media), and pedagogical aids (e.g., Jamboard, flip.com, Mural). FETA applies modern tools for classical engineering topics with the goal of providing students with industry-desired skills.