KEEN faculty are rock stars! You'll find them presenting and delivering keynotes at engineering conferences across the United States, developing and retooling curriculum, writing papers and publishing in journals, and researching new methods to track and assess mindset change in students. At the heart of all this work is a dedication to make entrepreneurially minded learning commonplace in engineering education so that one day, entrepreneurial engineering is simply engineering.
To help celebrate and recognize faculty achievement, each KEEN Partner can nominate one individual with less than 10 years of experience as a faculty member for the KEEN Rising Star Award each fall. The KEEN Award Committee then selects three awardees using an evaluation rubric. The award goes to the faculty members' institutions, recognizing these individuals who have gone above and beyond to equip undergraduate engineers to create personal, economic, and societal value through the entrepreneurial mindset.