Engineering Unleashed

Transforming engineering education

About Us

About Us

Engineering Unleashed is a community of more than 3,500 engineering faculty and staff with a shared mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work. 

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

An entrepreneurial mindset helps you identify opportunities, solve for problems, and create long-lasting value—in your classes, campus, community, and the world. When combined with the skills and work engineers already do, entrepreneurially minded engineers become powerful agents of societal good.

Community Membership

Membership to this community is open to faculty interested in inspiring future generations of engineers to identify opportunities, make a positive impact, and create value for the world around them.

The Community

Our mission: To graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.

About Us Stats August 2021

Whether you are a first-year professor or an engineering education thought leader with years of experience, Engineering Unleashed is a place where you can communicate, share, connect, and create. All ideas, contributions, and experiments that advance the Engineering Unleashed mission are welcome! 

Explore examples of community content in the cards below. A card is an online template for faculty and staff to share modules, projects, classes, and more (some content you may need to log in or register to access): 

Dr. Pivotlove

Dr. Pivotlove

Unfreeze student thinking

Get students to think divergently about projects and pivot the direction they are pursuing to create meaningful value.
Ideation Techniques

Ideation Techniques

Introductory videos

Supercharge the early stages of the design process with these opportunity recognition and ideation techniques.
Flying Forces: Adding Lift to Statics

Flying Forces

Adding lift to Statics

By integrating this project into a core engineering course, students learn from the get-go that engineering is not an exact, straightforward process!

How Analogies Fit in a Framework for Supporting the Entrepreneurial Mindset in an Electric Circuits Course

Analogies

Explore & identify

Just a few key modifications can transform your course to support the 3Cs of Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value.
Why do jets fly so high?

The Big Picture

Why do jets fly so high?

Guide students through a process of inquiry, exploration, and discovery as they discuss opportunities for improvement and societal impact.
e-Learning Modules

e-Learning Modules

Integrate into courses

These 18 e-learning modules created by the University of New Haven help develop an entrepreneurial mindset in students. Adapt for your existing engineering courses!
Join the Community

Join the Community

Become an Engineering Unleashed member and gain unlimited access to lesson plans, presentations, student artifacts, live discussions, and more from engineering faculty and staff across the nation.

Faculty Development

Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development National Workshops deliver actionable, adaptable strategies and resources that empower you to create long-lasting value with the entrepreneurial mindset. 

Great faculty development paths inspire great careers. By participating in a National Workshop, you'll add to your abilities, increase your effectiveness, and amplify your impact. The tools and techniques you learn from these workshops will benefit your community, your career, your students, and your institution. 

Faculty development doesn't end when the workshop does, either. Over the span of a year, you'll bring a project to life on your campus with guidance from coaches and fellow participants! 

Explore content and resources from faculty members across the nation (some content you may need to log in or register to access):

Problem Solving Studio

The Problem-Solving Studio

Focus on the process of solving problems, not the product.

Workshop

Turbocharge student engagement with this interactive learning environment that promotes the value of applying theory and knowledge to complex, real world problems.
Assistive Technology Makerspace Activities

Making with Purpose

Assistive Technology Makerspace Activities

Card

User-centered design activities help students build with purpose! Adapt these activities for any hands-on workshop for technical skill development.
Curriculum modules & student activities

Motivating Faculty

Curriculum modules & student activities

Story

National Workshops inspired University of New Haven faculty to transform courses and projects with entrepreneurially minded learning for the benefit of both students and faculty.
Faculty Development National Workshops

Faculty Development National Workshops

Explore all the National Workshops and get ready to transform your teaching, research, or service.

Engineering Unleashed is Powered by KEEN

The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) is a partnership of more than 50 colleges and universities across the United States.

KEEN Partners are driving change within engineering education: Each institution commits to reaching all of their undergraduate engineering students with an entrepreneurial mindset. Faculty and staff within KEEN contribute to and influence the Engineering Unleashed Community and the broader engineering ecosystem, reflecting the belief that networks scale impact.

KEEN and Engineering Unleashed

KEEN and Engineering Unleashed

Download this one-page guide illustrating how KEEN and Engineering Unleashed work seamlessly together.

The Entrepreneurial Engineering Movement

The future of engineering.

While KEEN and Engineering Unleashed share a mission and vision that is focused on adding entrepreneurial mindset to undergraduate engineering, they are part of something larger: The Entrepreneurial Engineering Movement. 

Members of this movement believe that an entrepreneurial mindset coupled with engineering thought and action, expressed through collaboration and communication, and founded on character, is the key to unleashing human potential in order to solve societal problems and create an environment for human flourishing.

Join today.

KEEN National Conference 2020

Engineering Unleashed promotes professional growth, offers collaboration opportunities, and provides access to a wealth of community-created content and best practices for entrepreneurially minded learning.

Get ready to inspire future generations of engineers to identify opportunities, make a positive impact, and create value for the world around them!