University of St. Thomas School of Engineering– a KEEN Consortium Member
The University of St. Thomas is a proud member of the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) and has become a KEEN partner with over 36 colleges and universities across the United States. As such, we are dedicated to transforming our undergraduate engineering programs with the entrepreneurial mindset to elevate America’s engineering workforce and economy.
As the KEEN web site engineeringunleashed.com states, “Engineers equipped with this mindset understand the bigger picture, can recognize opportunities, evaluate markets, and learn from mistakes to create value for themselves and others.”
View KEEN videos:
1. Entrepreneurial vs.Traditional Engineering
2. Why Entrepreneurial Mindset Matters
St. Thomas’ School of Engineering finds KEEN to be a faculty network of kindred spirit, one which prioritizes innovation in the engineering educational experience. Not only is entrepreneurial thinking critical for the nation and job creation, but it may serve to redefine what the engineering profession is in the eyes of society. If entrepreneurial thinking skills become part of our known character traits, we may resolve some of the most difficult pipeline recruitment problems our profession faces.
Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Being entrepreneurial-minded is not just for students majoring in Business or Entrepreneurship – it is a critical mindset for all engineering students. By encouraging curiosity and empathy, the St. Thomas’ Engineering curriculum helps students learn to identify new opportunities that can create value for their customer in a way that is financially responsible and sustainable.
View a sampling of recent St. Thomas news media focused on innovation and entrepreneurship:
- St. Thomas engineering students use listening skills, curiosity and empathy in the “Compleat” Engineer Boot Camp https://news.stthomas.edu/engineering-empathy-camp/
- Four (St. Thomas) Students named University Innovation Fellows https://news.stthomas.edu/four-students-named-university-innovation-fellows/
- St. Thomas Freshman Innovation Immersion (video):
Contact Us for More Information:
You can learn more about how St. Thomas, a KEEN consortium member, helps faculty collaborate to weave curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship into their engineering curriculum. Contact KEEN facilitator Doug Dunston firstname.lastname@example.org