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General Card #3619
Undergraduate Student Research Training Workshops
Updated: 11/28/2023 11:46 AM by Michael Johnson
Reviewed: 11/28/2023 11:33 AM by Becky Benishek
Summary
A series of workshops, videos, and assessments designed to help undergraduate researchers leverage EM to guide their research and generate impact.
Description

This card features six workshops that introduce students to principles of both entrepreneurial mindset (EM) and undergraduate research, highlighting the benefits of teaching EM to undergraduate researchers from the start. Our workshops help students identify opportunities and stakeholders as they start a research project. Students can then leverage a combination of research skills and EM concepts to move their projects forward.

Each workshop includes video content, a moderator guide, and student slides or worksheets. The workshops are designed to be facilitated by a workshop moderator and can be deployed either in person or virtually. 

Background:

For over a decade, KEEN faculty have introduced entrepreneurial mindset (EM) in undergraduate classes. While this has improved undergraduate engineering education, EM has not been widely incorporated into undergraduate research (UGR) experiences. The work presented in this card is part of a broader project (see An EM-Driven Framework for Undergraduate Research) to introduce a framework for implementing the 3C’s into research activities to foster EM and use EM to address common challenges in undergraduate research.

This card is part of a larger package of resources and focuses on early engagement of students. 

Card 3583 provides resources to educate faculty on ways to engage undergraduate students in research.

Card 3165 provides videos and instructor guides to help faculty and students understand how research can impact their career and service.

All of these cards are open to adaptation and adoption.

Additional Context:

The student research training workshops described in this card are designed to help students identify opportunities and stakeholders as they start a research project and then leverage a combination of research skills and EM concepts to continue to move their projects forward. Workshop topics include framing research questions with EM, building resilience in research, thriving in a research environment, developing a research pitch, using EM to drive effective data presentation, and focusing next steps in research to maximize research impact.

In designing our interventions, we considered alignment with guidelines provided by the Council on Undergraduate Research, which include curating engaging and high‐impact opportunities, creating a community of student scholars, peer mentoring, opportunities for early and sustained involvement, and program assessment [1].

What’s in this card: 

There is a playlist of videos created for these workshops. View the playlist here:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvITFYQeu1sE9DpNF2RDiHy0tdrXF4v6y

  • Workshop 1: Framing Your Research Question with EM
  • Workshop 2: Thriving in a Research Environment
  • Workshop 3: Building Resilience in Research
  • Workshop 4: Pitching Your Research
  • Workshop 5: Using EM to Drive Effective Data Visualization
  • Workshop 6: Maximizing the Impact of Your Research

View implementation strategies in the Instructor Tips section. 

Curiosity
  • Demonstrate constant curiosity about our changing world
Connections
  • Integrate information from many sources to gain insight
Creating Value
  • Identify unexpected opportunities to create extraordinary value
  • Persist through and learn from failure
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