EMIFY

Entrepreneurial Mindset In The First Year

How to Facilitate EM Adoption in First Years


When you integrate entrepreneurial mindset (EM) into first-year programs, you create an impactful mechanism for developing entrepreneurially-minded engineering graduates - as you can see in this concept map:


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First, you must understand and embrace the connection between traditional first-year engineering curriculum and EM. The EMIFY project can help!


EMIFY: Entrepreneurial Mindset in the First Year


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Get started with Card #3945: EMIFY Card Deck.



First-year educators from across the network have shared activities, projects, and other content to help you catalyze and facilitate adoption of EM activities. These GIFTS - Great Ideas for Teaching Students - include design activities on a short timescale, design projects on a long timescale, technical skill building, professional skill building, mindset/attitude activities, and full course frameworks. Get Card #3945: EMIFY Card Deck.


Explore activities from the EMIFY Card Deck:

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Reverse Engineer YouTube Videos

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Mini Design Projects with Personas

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Connecting to Campus Resources



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Engineering Quest

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Lab-to-Market Accelerator

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Tinkering to Engage



EMIFY was presented at the 2024 KEEN National Conference.

Upcoming Events


First-Year Engineering Experience Conference 2024 (July 28-30)

  1. Workshop: Entrepreneurial Mindset in the First-Year: Socializing a Body of Knowledge
  2. Panel: Transferability of First Year Course Credit: Entrepreneurial Mindset Content and Learning Outcomes
  3. First-Year Engineering Experience Social Meal, sponsored by EMIFY and KEEN

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