THIS IS THE ENGINEER WE NEED. MINDSET ADDS TO A STRONG FOUNDATION. KEEN STUDENT OUTCOMES CAN BE MEASURED THROUGH ACTION AND ACTIVITY. ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET COLLABORATION COMMUNICATION CHARACTER ENGINEERING THOUGHT AND ACTION CURIOSITY DEMONSTRATE constant curiosity about our changing world EXPLORE a contrarian view of accepted solutions CONNECTIONS INTEGRATE information from many sources to gain insight ASSESS and MANAGE risk CREATING VALUE IDENTIFY unexpected opportunities to create extraordinary value PERSIST through and learn from failure IDENTIFY personal passions and a plan for professional development FULFILL commitments in a timely manner DISCERN and PURSUE ethical practices CONTRIBUTE to society as an active citizen APPLY creative thinking to ambiguous problems APPLY systems thinking to complex problems EVALUATE technical feasibility and economic drivers EXAMINE societal and individual needs CONVEY engineering solutions in economic terms SUBSTANTIATE claims with data and facts FORM and WORK in teams UNDERSTAND the motivations and perspectives of others EXPRESSED THROUGH AND AND FOUNDED ON COUPLED WITH Engineers find success and personal fulfillment when they couple their skills with a mindset to create extraordinary value for others. The key is an entrepreneurial mindset. CURIOSITY In a world of accelerating change, today’s solutions are often obsolete tomorrow. Since discoveries are made by the curious, we must empower our students to investigate a rapidly changing world with an insatiable curiosity. CONNECTIONS Discoveries, however, are not enough. Information only yields insight when connected with other information. We must teach our students to habitually pursue knowledge and integrate it with their own discoveries to reveal innovative solutions. CREATING VALUE Innovative solutions are most meaningful when they create extraordinary value for others. Therefore, students must be champions of value creation. As educators, we must train students to persistently anticipate and meet the needs of a changing world. THE 3C’s PERFORM technical design ANALYZE solutions CREATE a model or prototype VALIDATE functions DEVELOP new technologies (optional) DETERMINE design requirements IDENTIFY an opportunity INVESTIGATE the market CREATE a preliminary business model EVALUATE technical feasibility customer value societal benefits economic viability TEST concepts quickly via customer engagement ASSESS policy and regulatory issues VALIDATE market interest COMMUNICATE an engineering solution in economic terms COMMUNICATE an engineering solution in terms of societal benefits DEVELOP partnerships and build a team IDENTIFY supply chains distribution methods PROTECT intellectual property DESIGN IMPACT OPPORTUNITY LL EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES ENGINEERING SKI SET ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET THESE SPECIFIC SKILLS REINFORCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT SKILL. IT’S ABOUT A MINDSET