ASEE Workshops To Foster An Entrepreneurial Mindset In Engineering Education

 ASEE Workshops To Foster An Entrepreneurial Mindset In Engineering Education
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Rafael Gerena
Managing Director, Communications & Advancement
Washington, DC - February 2, 2022
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) will offer two workshops to help engineering professors learn how to convert their educational research into manuscripts that promote an entrepreneurial mindset in engineering education through publication in peer-reviewed journals.
The free workshop series, entitled Archival Publications Authors in Engineering (APA-ENG), will feature two virtual workshops and reach an estimated 150 professors in 2022 and 2023. The workshop series will be open to professors across engineering disciplines at four-year schools; the only requirement is that professors focus their manuscript-research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) that emphasizes creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset and teaching innovations within engineering education.
The ASEE workshops will serve as a catalyst to help professors convert their research into manuscript ideas, find potential collaborators, submit drafts that are reviewed and given feedback by workshop mentors, and learn about the review process used by archival journals. The goal is to give workshop participants a holistic understanding of the manuscript process that empowers them to publish research at peer-reviewed journals, a typical pre-requisite for academic tenure and promotion-- and help their research reach new audiences throughout academia and public life.
"Engineering professors are typically subject-matter experts in specific areas," says Dr. Jacqueline A. El Sayed, ASEE’s Chief Academic Officer, and Managing Director for Professional Services and Director of Innovation and Strategic Direction. "They are not necessarily trained in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) or to write about engineering education. The workshops will give them a much better understanding of how to have their research published in archival publications such as peer-reviewed journals so that their knowledge is disseminated across society."
The first workshop will focus on how to generate manuscript ideas, and how to identify and effectively collaborate with research partners. It is scheduled to take place on April 20 – 22, 2022. The second workshop will focus on writing and updating early manuscript drafts based on feedback from workshop experts. It is scheduled to begin in the Summer or Fall 2022.
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The APA-ENG workshop series is underwritten through a $650,000 grant from the The Kern Family. The Kern Family Foundation invests in the rising generation of Americans, equipping them to become tomorrow's leaders and innovators. Established in 1999, the Wisconsin-based foundation invests in the rising generation of leaders. It aims to effect systemic change through partnerships to preserve the tradition of private enterprise. Its three program areas are Education and Character; Faith, Work and Economics; and Entrepreneurial Engineering. The Foundation oversees the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), a partnership of 50 colleges and universities across the United States whose mission is to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset.
About ASEE
Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. It accomplishes this mission by:
  • Promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice.
  • Exercising worldwide leadership.
  • Fostering the technological education of society.
  • Providing quality products and services to members.
In pursuit of academic excellence, ASEE develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities. Strong communication and collaboration with national and international organizations further advances ASEE’s mission.