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APS and BeAM Join KEEN, an Engineering Network

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is excited to become the newest partner in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, or KEEN — an expanding network of universities across the United States with a shared vision of equipping engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.

UNC-Chapel Hill joins the ranks of 48 partner institutions in KEEN, including nearby partners Duke University, Wake Forest University and Campbell University.

Along with an invitation to join KEEN, the Kern Family Foundation awarded a nearly $600,000 grant to the applied physical sciences department to support the design and launch of a new undergraduate program that is infused with an entrepreneurial mindset. This initiative is led by Richard Goldberg, teaching associate professor in applied physical sciences (APS). With this new undergraduate program, APS has an opportunity to design a full slate of individual courses that promote the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as the overall framework that connects the courses into a coherent, unified student experience. The grant also supports an annual workshop for institutions from around the country that are interested in incorporating the entrepreneurial mindset into their new engineering programs. The workshop will be hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill and facilitated by the Olin College of Engineering.

Read the full story here. Published June 23rd, 2020.

APS joins KEEN, the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network.