Free ticketed event
Want to cultivate students’ curiosity, ability to make connections, and inspire them to create value? These components of the entrepreneurial mindset (EM) can all be fostered through open-ended projects embedded in technical courses. This workshop will help faculty with little to no makerspace experience gain confidence and practical knowledge for bringing these EM-based, makerspace-focused projects into their classes. Availability of campus makerspaces has grown significantly over the past decade. While some students make use of these tools for their own curiosity, research, and senior-design courses, the potential for widespread use of these spaces across the engineering curriculum often is unrealized. As modern fabrication tools such as laser-cutters and 3-D printers increasingly become readily available to students, the threshold of having students physically realize a design that’s relevant to a class topic becomes lower every year. Examples of projects in multiple engineering disciplines that integrate EM and the tools and expertise of Makerspaces will provide insights on how to successfully scaffold engineering class projects using common Making tools. Using these examples participants will then develop a draft project to integrate into one of their courses and receive real-time practical feedback on how to improve implementation. After developing ideas participants will develop and present a draft implementation plan for peer review and feedback. Additional topics such as building and sustaining makerspaces will be addressed to enable participants to implement course projects. Sponsored by KEEN.
Dr. Cheville is Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Bucknell University.
Dr. Vigeant is a professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University.
Dr. Thompson is a professor of Computer Engineering at Bucknell University.