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The Citadel
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The vision of The Citadel is achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders. As a higher education institution, The Citadel’s mission is to educate and develop our students to become principled leaders in all walks of life. This is done by instilling the core values of The Citadel (Honor, Duty and Respect) in a disciplined and intellectually challenging environment.

"We are thrilled to be the first senior military college to have joined KEEN as a KEEN Partner Campus. The introduction of Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML) is already having a tremendous impact on the ability of our cadets, students, and faculty to innovate and create value for others. I am honored to now be able to lead The Citadel in implementing EML across our engineering curriculum and co-curriculum.”
COL Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D., MBA, Dean of The Citadel School of Engineering


A unique feature of this environment for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets is the sense of camaraderie. This is produced through teamwork and service to others while following a military lifestyle.

Our vision is to educate the next generation of innovative engineers that impact the world through principled leadership and entrepreneurial mindset. Our strategic priorities are:

  1. Innovation throughout the curriculum and co-curriculum using entrepreneurially minded learning.

  2. Interdisciplinary collaborations across departments, schools, and industries.

  3. Inclusion in engineering and outreach.

  4. Infrastructure for growth (physical and virtual).


The Citadel is proud to be the fifth oldest engineering program in the country and recognized in the top 20 in the nation among our peers. With a 180-year history of educating engineers to serve the nation in the military, industry and academia, The Citadel is committed to our mission to develop principled leaders who will make a difference in the world. By becoming a KEEN Partner, we believe we can continue to evolve our programming by encouraging curiosity and an entrepreneurial mindset so necessary to be innovative engineers today.
--Provost Sally Selden
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Nathan Washuta
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This course module comprises a set of in-class activities that incorporate Bio-Inspired Design, Entrepreneurial Mindset, and STEAM into mechanical system design

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Alyson Eggleston
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Video-mediated communication practices are crucial professionalization skills for today's engineering graduate.