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Starting a New Engineering Program? Join EMERGE!
Updated: 6/17/2024 11:46 AM by Becky Benishek
Reviewed: 5/30/2024 5:00 PM by Becky Benishek
EMERGE is a community of educators involved in starting and growing new engineering programs and departments.

With a new program, you have a unique opportunity to develop a program that instills your students with an entrepreneurial mindset. It is much harder to make this transformation after your program is up and running. Join the Entrepreneurially Minded Engineering Resource Group for Educators (EMERGE) for tools, community, and strategies to integrate the entrepreneurial mindset into your program right from the start!

EMERGE offers a unique network of expertise and support including:  

• Facilitated monthly virtual conversations on topics relevant to new engineering programs
• Annual two-day, in-person conference
• "Road Show" gatherings at conferences like ASEE 
• Travel awards to visit EMERGE or KEEN partner campuses

Who should join?

We recommend institutions participate in teams of at least two people (faculty, staff or administrators) who are engaged in the development of their undergraduate engineering program. However, individuals can still find EMERGE to be a useful experience and are welcome to participate. If you are interested in joining, please contact us at EMERGE@unc.edu. You'll be added to our mailing list and will receive monthly announcements about EMERGE gatherings and other opportunities.

Learning Objectives
EMERGE's goals are to:

• Learn from each other as a community
• Align mission and values with program implementation and culture
• Support a culture of innovation, integration, and development of an entrepreneurial mindset in students
Categories & Tags
  • Professional Learning
  • Workshops & Events
  • Engineering Education

EMERGE is led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with the Olin College of Engineering. Currently more than 100 members representing 60 institutions are involved in EMERGE. 

Richard Goldberg, Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, UNC at Chapel Hill.

Robert Martello, Professor of the History of Science and Technology, Olin College of Engineering.

Jessica Townsend, Professor of Engineering, Olin College of Engineering.

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KEENzine Partner Showcase Journal / Article 5/30/2024 -  
Commonality of Failure Modes in New Engineering Program Development Journal / Article 5/30/2024 -  
EMERGE brochure 2023.pdf Other .pdf 5/30/2024 800.5 KB 88
EMERGE webpage Other 5/30/2024 -