Design an engaging, interactive learning experience!

When: June 6-9, 2022
Where: Atlanta, GA

The Problem Solving Studio (PSS) offers theoretical frameworks and concrete examples for how to create a highly interactive "constructivist" learning environment for teaching challenging engineering analytical skills, along with promoting an entrepreneurial mindset (EM).

The Problem Solving Studio transforms how you think about what it means to teach: To where you see it as your job to design a constructivist, highly interactive learning experience, rather than to "transmit" knowledge to your students.

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.

  • Share reflections about the experience and what made it memorable, engaging and effective.

  • Learn the cognitive science principles that underpin how the studio approach works.

  • Put these principles into action, with coaching, as you create your own studio learning experience that you will pilot at your home institution.

The PSS Workshop Sequence of Courses

These three courses are completed before, during, and following the June 6-9, 2022 Meetup

  • 1. Quickstart

    The QuickStart course begins your adventure. You can start your journey immediately after registering. In this self-paced online 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 Atlanta, Georgia from June 6-9, 2022. 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 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.



Joe Le Doux

Joe Le Doux is a Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University where he is the Executive Director of Learning and Training. His research interests are in student-centered pedagogical approaches including the problem solving studio and story-driven learning. Dr. Le Doux’s current research is focused on understanding how students experience the problem-solving studio (PSS) environment, and how these experiences affect their approaches to learning within the PSS course, as well as in subsequent courses. He earned a B.S. and M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Facilitator & Coach

Carmen Carrion

Carmen is a Biology lecturer at Agnes Scott College and teaches intro biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Science Education, and a B.S. and M.S. in Applied Biology. Her research focuses on studying the impact of informal learning environments on science and engineering education. When not teaching she is also a club swim coach and enjoys hiking with her husband and three dogs.

Facilitator & Coach

Sara Schley

Sara Schley is the Director of Learning Sciences at GA Tech in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. She has an Ed.D. in Human Development/Language Acquisition, an MS in Experimental Psychology, and a BA in Psychology. Her research focuses on working closely with faculty interested in identifying, designing, and implementing inclusive pedagogy strategies, and on interactive classroom practices that increase students' engagement, interaction, collaboration, and inclusion.