Community Catalysts are a group of faculty across the nation who help make the community a thriving place. Connect with them in the forums or in a card discussion, and feel free to reach out with your questions and feedback.
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University
Margot is Bucknell’s maker evangelist. She’s interested in how we can increase student engagement through active, collaborative, and problem-based learning approaches.
Each year, the Engineering Unleashed community nominates faculty who have gone above and beyond to help instill an entrepreneurial mindset in everyone they encounter. Three will go on to receive the KEEN Rising Star award for their institutions. Meet the 2020 Rising Stars:
Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cristi received the top award for the 2020 KEEN Rising Star. She has helped countless engineering students acquire entrepreneurially minded skills which they can use for the rest of their lives.
Twenty-nine faculty members from twenty-four institutions of higher education across the U.S. have been named the Engineering Unleashed 2020 Fellows. Meet three of the recipients who have participated in the Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development National Workshop Program and are recognized for their contribution to entrepreneurial engineering:
Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Vanderbilt University
Julie works in the field of STEM educational research. Areas of focus include student retention and implementation of innovative pedagogy and technology.
KEEN+ Ambassadors are members of KEEN Partner institutions who hold leadership roles in their professional societies at the regional or national level. They will serve as liaisons to their professional societies and promote the entrepreneurial mindset and KEEN to society members.
Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Jean's goal is to help to train and inspire the next generation of innovators. Professional Societies: SHPE, ACS, AIChE, AWMA.
The American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Best Card Competition runs in tandem with ASEE's Annual Conference. Presenters are eligible to enter the competition by submitting their materials on an Engineering Unleashed card, where a peer review process designates the winners. View the winning cards and connect with their authors!
Associate Dean, University of New Haven
Stephanie took first place for: "Prototyping via Makerspace Training in First-Year-Engineering," redesigning a course to add the benefits of learning in the makerspace.