Activities & Resources

Building Entrepreneurially Minded Learning Foundations in STEM

The Engineering Unleashed Fellowship is comprised of faculty who were selected by their peers for their contribution to entrepreneurial engineering education. The activities and resources below are from faculty who participated in the Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development National Workshop Program, specifically in the Building Entrepreneurially Minded Learning Foundations in STEM workshop. This workship introduces faculty to the framework of entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) with a focus on developing an engineering mindset through the application of curiosity, connections, and creating value.

Building Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML) Foundations in STEM

Programmable Logic Controllers Design Project

Programmable Logic Controllers Design Project, by Justin Starr

In a typical mid-size company, the introduction of one Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system can save tens of thousands of dollars when compared to traditional relays. As part of their final project, students must create a business proposal for a PLC system. They must then connect the PLC to a physical real-world system and write code to demonstrate the logic they aim to control. Finally, they must analyze the economic benefits of this system by comparing against traditional relays.