ICE 1.0 workshops connect active and collaborative problem-based learning to the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.

When: January 4-7, 2023
Where: Tempe, AZ

Integrating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset 1.0 (ICE 1.0) workshops connect problem-based active and collaborative learning to the development of entrepreneurial mindset. The workshop includes three courses: Quickstart, Meetup, and Press Onward.

It's rewarding when students engage in the material and are motivated to learn. Active and collaborative learning (ACL) and problem-based learning (PBL) are pedagogical methods that have been long proven to increase engagement and retention.

But did you know that these powerful tools can be used to not only develop a student's skillset, but also their mindset? The results are more engaged learners and instructors. Join us at this upcoming ICE 1.0 workshop!

Workshop is full, registration is closed.

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 some best practices from multiple instructors, disciplines, and institutions while you incorporate entrepreneurial mindset (EM) into your courses:
    (i) When does curriculum foster EM? — and when does it not?
    (ii) Building your own course and program ROADMAP for development,
    (iii) Understand methods for assessment.

  • How to modify your existing curriculum, seamlessly integrating the 3C's of entrepreneurial mindset into problem-based-learning assignments that will engage your students.

  • How to make effective use of the resources from this creative community and also easily contribute your own educational innovations through publication on

The ICE 1.0 Workshop Sequence of Courses

These three courses are completed before, during, and following the January 3-7, 2023 Meetup

  • 1. Quickstart

    The QuickStart course begins your adventure. You can start your journey immediately after registering. In this self-paced on-line course, you will learn the central ideas of entrepreneurial mindset (EM) and consider how to apply them within your courses and curriculum. The facilitation team has customized your introduction to EM with examples and will ask you to identify a candidate project.

  • 2. Meetup

    Within the Meetup course and portion of the workshop, 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 Tempe, AZ from January 3-7. 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. The course includes a series of online meetings with other participants and members of the facilitation team. 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 on to serve as a resource for the community.

Transform your teaching, research, or service.

Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development Workshops deliver actionable, adaptable strategies and resources that empower you to create long-lasting value with the entrepreneurial mindset (EM). Expert faculty from top institutions have created these workshops that provide guidance to complete a project while collaborating with faculty from across the nation.


Facilitator & Coach

Maria-Isabel Carnasciali

Maria-Isabel is the Assistant Provost for Assessment & Faculty Development at the University of New Haven, CT. She is Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering where she teaches courses in thermo/fluids and design. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech specializing in the area of thermal fluid systems. She received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from MIT. Her educational research focuses on the nontraditional engineering student – understanding their motivations, identity development, and impact of prior engineering-related experiences. Her work dwells into learning in informal settings such as makerspaces, summer camps, military experiences, and extra-curricular activities. Other research interests involve validation of CFD models for aerospace and industrial applications, as well as optimizing efficiency of thermal-fluid systems. A huge proponent of active and collaborate learning, she has been leading faculty development workshops for over 15 years. In her free time, she is likely out sailing or boating!


Glenn Gaudette

Glenn R. Gaudette, PhD, is the inaugural John W. Kozarich '71 Chair of the Department of Engineering at Boston College. Working together with his colleagues, they have developed the first Engineering program in the history of BC. His research has pioneered the use of plants as scaffold for heart regeneration. This work lead to significant recognition, including Prof Gaudette and his colleagues being featured throughout the world including Bill Nye Saves the World (on Netflix), CBS’s Innovation Nation, the BBC (live interview) and Popular Science. The work was displayed at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) as part of an exhibit entitled “The Factory of Life”. Recently, a children’s book (From Plant to Human: The Extraordinary Spinach-Leaf Heart by Oscar Silver) was published about this inspiring work. His recent research aims to develop cost-effective methods for growing meat in the laboratory setting, which could reduce our reliance on conventional animal agriculture. Dr. Gaudette also teaches engineering mechanics, design and innovation, biomechanics and physiology. He promotes the development of a mindset for helping others, especially in the technical courses he teaches. He was named the 2015 Faculty Member of the Year by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the National Academy of Inventors.


Joe Tranquillo

Joe Tranquillo is the Associate Provost for Transformative Teaching and Learning and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Bucknell University. He was the first direct hire in a new biomedical engineering program, which has since grown to 7 faculty, ~100 students, and has been ranked five times in a row as the number one undergraduate biomedical engineering program by US News and World Report. Joe previously served as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center and co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management and co-founded the Bucknell Innovation Group and KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience. Off campus, Joe is an ASEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, BMES Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Fellow, Senior Member of IEEE, NSF Pathways to Innovation Faculty Fellow, past chair of the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division, co-editor of the Morgan and Claypool Biomedical Engineering Book Series, Media Director for BigBeacon and serves on several national and international boards. He has been recognized with awards including the National Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award, ASEE Theo Pilkington Outstanding Educator, and has been nominated twice for the CASE US Professor of the Year. Joe has delivered over 100 intensive teaching workshops, including in Peru, Finland, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, United Kingdom and Columbia. Joe is the author of five books and over 200 articles and conference proceedings. His work, conducted exclusively with undergraduates, has been feature on the Discovery Channel, TEDx, Gates Foundation, Google, LinkedIn, and CNN Health. He has received ~$3M in funded from NASA, NIH, NSF, Kern Family Foundation, VentureWell, Degenstein Foundation, and the US Department of Defense. Joe is an affiliate faculty member of Cornell University, an international faculty member at Universidad Catolica de Chile, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and the University of Utah.


Andy Gerhart

Andy is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He has developed undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, creative problem solving, leadership, engineering design, and first-year introductory engineering. He is the supervisor of the Thermal Science and Aerodynamics Laboratories, Coordinator of the Aeronautical Engineering Minor and the Interdisciplinary Design & Entrepreneurial Applications curriculum, and faculty advisor for the student branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics & SAE Aero Design team. He facilitates workshops worldwide for K-12 and higher education instructors, focusing on active, collaborative, and problem-based learning, as well as training professional engineers in creative problem solving and innovation. He has received five best paper awards from American Society for Engineering Educators. He is also an author of the top-selling Fluid Mechanics textbook. Dr. Gerhart was awarded the 2010 Michigan Professor of the Year (by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education), Lawrence Tech’s teaching and faculty awards, and two leadership awards from the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). He was elected to ESD’s College of Fellows, and serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Performance Test Code Committee for Air-cooled Condensers.