June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset in engineering students is important to developing students ready to embrace innovation and engineering problem solving in this ever changing world. Developing this mindset must begin during the first-year of engineering. The Ohio State University is investigating adding a formal Entrepreneurial Mindset curriculum into its existing curriculum. This full paper will consist of a document analysis of the existing lab documents in a first-year engineering course to find elements of the Entrepreneurial Mindset. Entrepreneurial Minded Learning (EML) as part of the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network is said to include the elements of curiosity, connections, and creating value and also communication, character, and collaboration. These documents will be analyzed and coded to find themes of existing EML elements. This will also identify key missing areas within the labs to add in more EML elements. While these course assignments were not designed with EML in mind, they still will likely contain many of the elements. The full paper will include details about the analysis process so other educators can follow a similar process to analyze their own existing courses, and then it will include the key lessons learned through the process. This can include findings like: which EML elements are the least likely to be included in current labs, which EML elements may be present yet not specifically called out, which EML elements would be the easiest to implement and add, and which EML elements could be added to result in the maximum student benefit toward a complete EML education.
Sattele, N. R., & Kecskemety, K. M., & Parris, K. A. A. (2019, June), Analysis of the Entrepreneurial Mind-set Elements in Established First-year Engineering Labs: Analysis Process and Lessons Learned and Changes for the Future Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32089
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