MAE Seminar: “Getting Serious About the 3C’s. For example: Can you really teach curiosity” | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MAE Seminar: “Getting Serious About the 3C’s. For example: Can you really teach curiosity” | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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MAE Seminar: “Getting Serious About the 3C’s. For example: Can you really teach curiosity”

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Abstract:

An entrepreneurially minded individual has a curiosity about our changing world, an ability to integrate information from many sources, and a knack for identifying unexpected opportunities to create value for others. These are the 3C’s of an entrepreneurial mindset. This mindset is more than simply a focus on start-ups. It is useful in all contexts and is a powerful combination that has fueled progress in exchange-based societies. In our world where rapid change is intertwined with technology, engineers are at the forefront of value creation. To make relevant and significant contributions, engineers must be skilled at understanding change in culture, technology, society, politics, economics, and global trends. Engineering students must learn to be even more curious, to never be satisfied with their own solutions to the problems they seek to solve and to be energized when the solution that “works” today no longer meets the requirements for the world tomorrow.  In this talk, we’ll aim to better understand how to teach one of the 3C’s, curiosity. You will also hear how a growing network of engineering educators is focused on changing how they teach engineering.  Their goal is to create engineering graduates that are better equipped for their own individual success and to contribute to the shared future.

Bio: 
Dr. Doug Melton is a program director, electrical engineer, educator, and researcher. He is an advocate for the development of an entrepreneurial mindset and character in engineering graduates.  At the Kern Family Foundation, he and a team have helped grow a network of 50 university partners, known as KEEN, who share the mission of developing entrepreneurially minded engineers.  KEEN powers the Engineering Unleashed community.  Before joining the Kern Family Foundation in 2012 as a Program Director, Melton served as a faculty member at Kettering University with teaching and research interests in digital signal processing and wireless communications.  He also served as the Director of Research and Product Development at Digisonix Incorporated.  His team created adaptive, multi-channel system identification, signal processing, and control strategies.  Melton earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio State University, and his B.S.E.E. from Wichita State University.

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Date:
March 25
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Venue

EB3 2240