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

When: May 23-26, 2022
Where: Virtual

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!

Registration 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 May 23-26, 2022 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 virtual! Up to thirty participants will meet virtually from May 23-26. Learning from each other is always one of the most valuable and memorable parts of any workshop sequence. Individual participants will attend — 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

Heather Dillon

Dr. Heather Dillon is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington Tacoma, where her research team is currently working on renewable energy systems, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency in buildings, fundamental heat transfer studies and engineering education. She is the Chair of the Council on Undergraduate Research Engineering Division and recently served as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in STEM Education at the University of Calgary, Alberta. Before joining academia, Heather Dillon worked for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as a senior research engineer working on both energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, where she received the US Department of Energy Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award. During her time at the University of Portland she received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Member (2017) and the Outstanding Scholarship Award (2020).


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.

Associate Professor

Cheryl Bodnar

Dr. Bodnar is an Associate Professor in the Experiential Engineering Education Department at Rowan University. Her research interests relate to the incorporation of active learning techniques such as game-based learning in undergraduate classes as well as integration of innovation and entrepreneurship into the engineering curriculum. In particular, she is interested in the impact that these tools can have on student perception of the classroom environment, motivation and learning outcomes.