The 2021 Engineering Unleashed Fellows are a cohort of twenty-seven faculty members from twenty-two institutions of higher education across the U.S., following a peer-selection process where they were recognized for their contribution to entrepreneurial engineering education.
These faculty members participated in the Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development (EUFD) National Workshop program, creating resources that will help them and intercollegiate colleagues advance the community's mission to integrate entrepreneurial mindset into practices that benefit their students, their institutions, and greater society.
To amplify the work of these Fellows and advance the shared mission, awards are provided to the awardee’s home institutions through the Kern Family Foundation. Each Fellow is an ambassador for entrepreneurial mindset and will work on a project through their institution with a grant award of $10,000. In total, the colleges received $270,000 in support to recognize the excellent efforts in engineering education by their faculty.
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When Jonathan's students expressed an interest in learning more about conducting research in business, he participated in the EML Through Student Research workshop. focusing on the needs of under-resourced college students. Find out what his students were able to do with this project by applying the EML model!
How can you make integrating entrepreneurially minded learning (EML) into your curriculum meaningful and exciting for faculty?
Megan found that EML is often associated with large-scale, project-based activities - this can be overwhelming and discouraging, and take too much time. Instead, Megan pursued a project to create a set of small-scale, adaptable EML activities, micro-moments that took 2-30 minutes tops. Learn why this will help both students and faculty become more comfortable and confident with EML implementation!
Looking for quick activities to bring the 3Cs of the entrepreneurial mindset into your courses?
In "Micromoment Activities: Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML) Activities that Use Only a Few Minutes of Class Time," from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, get the results of this live brainstorm on activities to help develop your students' entrepreneurial mindset.
What happens when you introduce a non-traditional approach to engineering study?
Sabia had noticed in a Systems Physiology course that her students had been struggling with the cable properties of a neuron. After participating in The Problem Solving Studio, she was inspired by the 3Cs: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value. She designed an exercise where students have to assess where students had to assess whether a certain polymer was appropriate for a nerve substitute.
Find out what her students thought--and how exercises like this can be incorporated into existing classes!
How can you get your students to reflect on what got them to engineering, and on where they want to go?
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