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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Creating and Assessing a New Class of Entrepreneurial-minded Engineers

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This paper will present a series of emerging education and assessment models, methods and techniques being developed and put into practice by the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN), a network of twenty private universities committed to developing a new class of entrepreneurial minded engineers. KEEN strives not to develop engineers who create new firms, but a new class of intrepreneurial engineers providing know-how and leadership to improve American competitiveness. Faculty will share curricular and extra-curricular programs and assessment models being developed and employed to reform undergraduate engineering education. Examples of defining and benchmarking learning outcomes, creating and evaluating assessment models, methods and techniques will be discussed. This will include both school-based models and the early results of the KEEN TTI Assessment Project that had over 2,500 student participants in its first year. Data from this initiative will be presented, discussed and critiqued.


Bill J. Bonnstetter

Bill J. Bonnstetter is the co-founder and chairman of the board of Target Training International, Ltd. (TTI) and TTI Performance Systems, Ltd. Established in 1984, TTI develops and markets research-based, validated assessments and products available in more than 90 countries and 40 languages.

Ron Bonnstetter

Ron Bonnstetter is Sr. VP Research & Development, Target Training International, Ltd. and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska. His research interests include the development of biology-based effective communication strategies, implication of behaviors, motivators and development of personal attribute soft skills as they impact human interactions.

Cynthia C. Fry

Cynthia C. Fry is Assistant Dean and Lecturer of Computer Science in the School of Engineering & Computer Science at Baylor University. Professor Fry also serves as a KEEN Fellow and leader of the Helping Hands Dense Network, a collection of four universities committed to advancing science and engineering education US.

David Pistrui

David Pistrui serves as the Managing Director of Acumen Dynamics, LLC, a strategy-based education, training, and research firm that focuses on practical knowledge and skills that help organizations align vision and strategy with execution and performance. Working as an independent scholar, thought leader and advisor to corporations, family foundations, academic institutions, government agencies and global think tanks, Dr. Pistrui's activities... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
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