Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

American Society for Engineering Education

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Source ISSN

2153-5965

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to respond to the following research question: How does the Kern Engineering Entrepreneurial Network (KEEN) framework build interest in technical topic areas, impact student learning outcomes, and develop the entrepreneurial mindset when applied to the engineering classroom? The KEEN framework was developed to combine the entrepreneurial mindset with engineering education to produce a more valuable, strategically prepared engineer, rather than simply an “obedient engineer”. The framework proposes that the entrepreneurial mindset of students is increased by promoting curiosity, encouraging connections, and creating value. The results from this work provide insight into the impact and implications resulting from applying the KEEN framework to the engineering classroom via online discussions.

Comments

Published version. Published as a part of the Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Paper ID #17938. Publisher link. c 2017 American Society for Engineering Education. Used with permission.

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