To help celebrate and recognize faculty achievement, you can nominate individuals from a KEEN Partner school with fewer than 10 years of experience as a faculty member for the KEEN Rising Star Award each year. The KEEN Awards Committee reviews the Campus KEEN Rising Star nominations using the evaluation rubric.
The award goes to the faculty members' institutions, recognizing these individuals who have gone above and beyond to equip undergraduate engineers to create personal, economic, and societal value through the entrepreneurial mindset.
Heath LeBlanc, Reva Johnson, and Andrew Sloboda were our 2021 KEEN Rising Stars. Learn how they are making a substantial difference in entrepreneurial engineering education.
Cristi Bell-Huff, Blake Hylton, and Cheryl Bodnar were our 2020 KEEN Rising Stars. Read their stories to see how they're making a substantial difference in entrepreneurial engineering education.
"What I really love about entrepreneurial mindset when we're teaching engineering is it brings back this idea that engineers should be in service to society. Engineers should be solving problems to help people. They should be characterized by their technical excellence, and their service to society."
Learn more about Cristi Bell-Huff, Lecturer and Director of Faculty and Student Training at the Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020 KEEN Rising Star.
Amy Trowbridge, Sarah Wodin-Schwartz, and Justin Henriques were our 2019 KEEN Rising Stars. Learn about their work with the entrepreneurial mindset and how they are helping students understand that the world is much greater than their campus.
"Entrepreneurially minded learning is all about letting the student explore: Giving them open-ended problems, encouraging them to go out and explore their curiosity, make connections with the context of problems, and really focus on doing something for societal benefit."
Learn more about Amy Trowbridge, senior lecturer and director of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Arizona State University, 2019 KEEN Rising Star.