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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Oct 21 – The Voice of the Student

Oct 21 Twitter Chat – The Voice of the Student

We preach to our students that it is important to consider the audience. But do we do this as instructors? Do we really listen to the voices of our students? Perhaps we should do more listening and less preaching?

In this week’s #BigBeacon Twitter chat we will get to hear from a number of students from EMpwr. We will learn about:

  • What gets them fired up,
  • What frustrates them,
  • What is painful but appreciated later, and
  • Hear their vision for what it means to be a Whole New Engineer.

About EMpwr

EMpwrEMpwr is a new student engagement program run by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN program). It calls upon student leaders from 10 different universities all across the country to create student chapters that enrich the engineering education by promoting the entrepreneurial mindset. The entrepreneurial mindset is defined using the 3C’s: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating value.

This can be done in any way the students feel works for their peers, keeping in mind the five guiding principles of leadership, mentorship, service, competition, and outreach. The overall goal of this program is to create well-rounded engineers ready to tackle the world’s big problems.

You can learn more about the Entrepreneurial mindset at

And EMpwr at

Join Joe Tranquillo (@JoeTranquillo) and Annmarie Mullen (@aem025) on Wednesday, October 21, using the #BigBeacon hashtag, from 8 – 9 pm EST, in discussing how students are taking the lead on enriching their education so they can take on the world’s big issues.

How to Twitter Chat

If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy! First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat at

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