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Analysis of the Entrepreneurial Mind-set Elements in Established First-year Engineering Labs: Analysis Process and Lessons Learned and Changes for the Future

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation Division Technical Session 2

Tagged Division

Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

Page Count

11

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https://peer.asee.org/32089

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7

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Nicholas Rees Sattele Ohio State University

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Nicholas is an Undergraduate Research Associate with The Ohio State Department of Engineering Education. He is in the process of completing a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering in the Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program at Ohio State. His interests include incorporating Entrepreneurial Minded Learning into engineering coursework and interdisciplinary innovation.

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Krista M. Kecskemety Ohio State University

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Krista Kecskemety is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. Krista received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2006 and received her M.S. from Ohio State in 2007. In 2012, Krista completed her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State. Her engineering education research interests include investigating first-year engineering student experiences, faculty experiences, and the connection between the two.

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Kadri Akinola Akanni Parris Ohio State University

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Dr. Kadri A.A. Parris is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University (OSU). He is the holder of a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering and received his Doctorate in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) with a concentration in Pavement Design, both at OSU. In addition, he holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Dr. Parris is actively involved in curriculum design, introduction of innovative pedagogies of engagement and the practice of engineering education through teaching several courses across the department. He is integrally involved in the design and delivery of the Pre-Freshman and Cooperative Education Program and others of that ilk at OSU, as a part of his specific interest in soft skill development, diversity, recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as public policy.

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Abstract

Abstract

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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