#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 27 – Accelerating Student Technology Invention & Innovation for Scalable Impact
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There is little doubt that the goal of higher education should be to equip students for the world of tomorrow. But are engineering students fully equipped for that world if they continue to be educated with 21st century skills alone? Right now, faculty within the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) are working to change that outdated model by incorporating the entrepreneurial mindset in in curriculum and activities.
With faculty and universities collaborating in this way, what role do students play in this push for change?
During our next #BigBeacon Twitter chat, we will be discussing the power of students serving as change agents on- and off-campus, including through the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program.
In short, the UIF program empowers students to become agents of change in higher education through a fellowship.
Fellows are leading a movement to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to address complex challenges and compete in the economy of the future. These student leaders create new opportunities that help their peers build creative confidence and develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
This mission of cultivating student change agents equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset is why KEEN has sponsored students to become fellows and encourages partner schools to participate.
Through this fellowship, students have a bias towards action and focus on framing problems as opportunities for creative solutions. Questions to ponder before the chat:
Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET, using the hashtag #BigBeacon, to discuss UIF, students as change agents, and how mindset equips them for the world of tomorrow.
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 twitter.com 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 http://www.tchat.io.