OPINION: Why EM? The potential benefits of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset

Jennifer M. Bekki, Mark Huerta, Jeremi S. London, Doug Melton, Margot Vigeant, Julia M. Williams

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

31 Scopus citations


Entrepreneurship is always challenging the status quo; it's an engine of human progress. We view Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) as a pathway to improve upon the status quo and improve individuals, organizations, and communities and promote health, education, and prosperity. In this brief paper, we lay out the case for why EM is beneficial for engineering students as individuals, their communities, their companies, and their nations. We also address the case for systemic change by embedding EM in the undergraduate engineering curriculum. This vision sets the stage for cultivation of the specific attributes developed in the subsequent "What" volume, enacted in the "How" volume of this same series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvances in Engineering Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018


  • Active Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'OPINION: Why EM? The potential benefits of instilling an entrepreneurial mindset'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this