Embed EML into a series of civil engineering courses ranging from first year all the way to capstone!

When: August 1 - 4, 2023
Where: Saint Louis, MO

Do you struggle at times to incorporate EML into your civil engineering courses? The goal of EMCE is to illustrate the presence of curiosity, connections, and creating value within the context of several civil engineering courses, and create an opportunity to embed EML into a series of civil engineering courses ranging from the first year all the way to the capstone.

Get best practices for using research-based pedagogical methods to embed entrepreneurially minded learning into a new or existing activity or course.

Who Should Attend: Civil engineering and other faculty who teach mechanics and structures related courses. Participants will learn best practices of using research-based pedagogical methods to embed EML.

Registration Closes: March 31, 2023

3 Key Takeaways:

Everything you learn from the facilitation and coaching team and other participants can be immediately applied to your context and topics of interest.

  • Learn best practices of using research-based pedagogical methods to embed EML into an activity or course.

  • Experience a variety of vetted activities that use EML approaches.

  • Create your own content and/or modify existing content (e.g. card) to accommodate your needs.

Registration Countdown

Register for EMCE before registration closes on March 31, 2023!

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Workshop Phases

Each EUFD National workshop consists of three distinct phases, the Quickstart, Meetup, and Press Onward, over the course of a year.

  • 1. QuickStart

    The QuickStart course begins your adventure. You can start your journey immediately after registering. In this self-paced online course, you will begin learning the central ideas of the workshop and how they apply the entrepreneurial mindset (EM). The facilitation team has customized your introduction to the workshops topics and will ask you to identify a candidate project.

  • 2. Meetup

    Within the Meetup course and event, you will interact (and likely even have some fun) with the facilitation team and other participants. The Meetup for this particular workshop will be in-person! Up to thirty participants will meet in Saint Louis, MO from August 1 - 4, 2023. Learning from each other is always one of the most valuable and memorable parts of any workshop sequence. Individual participants will arrive — and a community will emerge.

  • 3. Press Onward

    Pressing Onward can be transformative. Following the Meetup event you will have a series of online meetings over the course of the year with members of the coaching team, individually or with other participants. The ample time between meetings affords an opportunity to develop your ideas and experiment. Get real results as you apply what you learned and share discoveries along the way. When complete, you'll publish a card on EngineeringUnleashed.com to serve as a resource for the community.

Facilitators and Coaches


Matt Lovell

Dr. Matthew Lovell has over twelve years of experience developing and implementing active and experiential learning modules in the classroom, and he was recognized as the 2018 recipient of the ACI Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award and Teacher of the Year for the Illinois Indiana section of ASEE in 2017. He participated in the PCI Professors workshop in 2012 and the Rose-Hulman Teaching Workshop in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, he served as a facilitator for the Rose-Hulman Teaching workshop. Also in 2015, Dr. Lovell joined the Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) team, and he has led over 13 different professional development workshops and seminars. These workshops include kickoff meetings for the NSF program: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) and professional development workshops for new and emerging engineering educators.


Chris Carroll

Dr. Chris Carroll is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Chair of the Department of Civil, Computer, and Electrical Engineering at Saint Louis University. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. Dr. Carroll also holds a graduate certificate in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech and is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. His areas of expertise include reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and engineering edcuation. He primarily teaches courses related to freshmen engineering and structural engineering with a focus on active learning methods. Dr. Carroll has also led or contributed to multiple faculty development workshops associated with KEEN along with the American Concrete Institute's professors' workshops since 2019.


Matt Swenty

Matthew (Matt) Swenty obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T and then worked as a bridge designer at the Missouri Department of Transportation. He returned to school to obtain his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech followed by research work at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center on concrete bridges. He currently works at the Virginia Military Institute as a professor of civil engineering and the Jackson-Hope Chair in Engineering. He teaches engineering mechanics, structural engineering, and introduction to engineering labs and courses. Working with his students is the one of the most rewarding parts of his job. He is active working on research related to bridge engineering topics, serves as the ASCE student chapter advisor, and helps with the local Omicron Delta Kappa Circle (Leadership Honor Society.) He is active with the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and currently serves as the secretary of the Civil Engineering Division. Recent research projects include topics on civil engineering curriculum development, engineering policy, and novel teaching applications in civil engineering education.


C.J. Riley

Dr. C.J. Riley has taught solid mechanics and structural engineering for over 15 years with a particular focus on hands-on demonstrations, active learning, and faculty professional development. He has served as the Division Chair of the Civil Engineering Division of ASEE and has been honored with teaching awards from the ASEE Mechanics Division and Pacific Northwest Section, the ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Oregon Tech Faculty Achievement Award. He has also served for many years in various roles with the ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Workshop and adapted that workshop in 2016 for delivery at his own university where it has been offered annually since then. Dr. Riley is a licensed professional engineer (OR) with professional experience in highway bridge rating and design.


David W. Johnstone

David W. Johnstone received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron in 2009. During that time, he worked as a consulting engineer and taught part-time at Youngstown State University. Following graduation, he taught at the Virginia Military Institute as an assistant professor before coming to Ohio Northern in 2015. His research focuses on drinking water quality and disinfection. He serves as a member of AWWA and ASCE.

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