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Daniel Aukes (second from left) and his students look at robots in his lab.

Daniel Aukes (second from left) and his students look at robots in his lab.

The ASU Kern Project is pleased to announce the KEEN Professorship awardees for fall 2017 semester. Recipients submitted proposals targeting the development, implementation and dissemination of entrepreneurial mindset content within their courses, programs or labs.  

The following recipients were selected from a very competitive application pool. Congratulations awardees!

  • Daniel Aukes, “Improving Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity in Foldable Robotics”
  • Samantha Brunhaver and Adam Carberry, “Embedding Entrepreneurial Mindset into a Use-Inspired Design Course”
  • Scotty Craig, “Integrating the 3C’s into Research Training: Facilitating the Entrepreneurial Mindset by Applying Research Methods Skills to Real World Problem Solving”
  • Laura Hosman, “SolarSPELL Spin-off Projects – SolarSENSE, SolarChill, SolarLAB, and ASU Prep STEM Build Day Support”
  • Hamid Marvi, “Bio-Inspired Robotics for Addressing Local Industry Needs” 
  • Shankar Ramakrishnan, “Solving Engineering Grand Challenges: Using Entrepreneurial Mindset to Tackle Global Challenges Using Local Solutions”
  • Yezhou Yang, “Mini TED Talk Series from Practitioners of Computer Vision and Robotics Startups”
  • Wenlong Zhang, “Incorporating Entrepreneurial Mindset into Mixed-Style Learning for Math-intensive Engineering Courses” 

The ASU Kern Project is a partner in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), a collaboration of hundreds of engineering faculty nationwide educating engineering students with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work. In addition to the traditional technical skillset, student learning is enriched with an entrepreneurial mindset that fosters curiosity, connections and the creation of value – the 3C’s.

Submit proposals for Spring 2017 KEEN Professorship Awards

The next call for spring 2018 semester proposals begins today! The submission deadline is Sunday, October 22, 2017.

The KEEN Professorship is open to all Fulton Schools faculty, including tenured, tenure-track, lecturers and adjunct instructors, and provides up to $12,000 per mini-grant.

Learn more about the grant opportunity and application process

Questions? Contact Layla Reitmeier, project manager, at

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