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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 13 – The Power of Mindset for Student Change Agents

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 Right now, faculty within the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) are working to change that outdated model by incorporating the…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – February 10 – Entrepreneurial Mindset as a “plus and”

Design thinking. Makerspaces. Sustainability. Lean Thinking. T-Shaped Professionals. Grand Challenge Scholars. Engineering education is transforming, utilizing all the movements listed above to engage students, improve outcomes, and move away from calcified lecture formats. All these movements seem separate - a choice that faculty have to make from a menu of options. But what if these movements had something in common;…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Nov 11 – The Engine of Change: Illuminating the Power of Intrapreneurship

We are dedicating our next Twitter chat to illuminating the power of intrapreneurship. We’ll discuss what engineering colleges are doing to cultivate intrapreneurs, the ten commandments of intrapreneurship, and discuss how the entrepreneurial mindset is what supercharges these engines within companies. For many, the phrase “entrepreneurial mindset” sparks thoughts of startups and new ventures, but the entrepreneurial mindset is bigger…

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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…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – September 16 – The Student’s Entrepreneurial Mindset

Becoming an engineer is hard work.  But does it have to be all formulas and problem sets?  Or can we as professors engage students’ hearts as well as their minds? There are a group of faculty who believe the key to student success begins with cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset, encompassed by curiosity, connections and creating value for others. The question…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – Wed, April 29, 8pm ET – Why Mindset Matters

Engineering: It’s not just about skill. It’s about a mindset. Technical understanding is essential to engineering, but in order to truly unleash engineers to fulfill their potential, we must look deeper than just technical aptitude. Engineers find success and personal fulfillment when they couple technical skills with a mindset to create extraordinary value for others. Possessing an entrepreneurial mindset is…

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