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Engineering | Entrepreneurship + Innovation

KEEN
Entrepreneurial Catalysts

Entrepreneurial Catalysts (EC’s) are current engineering students who serve as a peer resource. You can connect with an EC to:

  • Incorporate the Entrepreneurial Mindset – curiosity, connections, and creating value—in your ideation process for class based or student led projects
  • Navigate various resources available to Fulton students, especially related to entrepreneurship
  • Receive technical assistance and related advice on the maker spaces
  • Learn more about the KEEN student grant opportunities available to all Fulton students, as well as receive coaching on your application
  • Learn about campus events and how to get involved
  • Have an EC come present to a class regarding any of the above topics

Polytechnic

Miles Mabey

Miles Mabey

Entrepreneurial Catalyst, Polytechnic

Miles is studying robotic engineering and is working toward a minor in Digital Culture. His secondary focus is on Technological Entrepreneurship and Management. He has been working as an entrepreneur since 2015 when he started Feromone Robotics. His startup received $10,000 in funding from various ASU competitions and a Silicon Valley trip. Since then he also studied abroad at the European Innovation Academy in Turin, Italy and lived in ASU’s Startup Village. He loves talking about ideas, building projects and seeing startups succeed.

Miles is available for Summer appointments! 

Tanvi Tendolkar

Tanvi Tendolkar

Entrepreneurial Catalyst, Polytechnic

Tanvi was born and raised in San Jose California. She studies Human Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic Campus at ASU. She hopes to get her Masters in Human Systems Engineering and hopes to use her skills in the field to make Medical Technology more user friendly, affordable, and more risk free. In fact, she will be working at Abbott Labs as an intern in the summer of 2018. She is approachable and enjoys helping others.

Tempe

Terry Obeng-Ampomah

Terry Obeng-Ampomah

Entrepreneurial Catalyst, Tempe

Terry is a green energy enthusiast and is currently a Mastercard Foundation Scholar pursuing MS Mechanical Engineering at ASU. He is doing research work on 3D printing physical sorbents for direct air capture of CO2 from the atmosphere. He served as the Distillation team Prototype Lead for an EPICS water purification project, to provide clean water for agriculture for the Mariana community in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. Terry aspires to be an engineer and an entrepreneur and wants to use his knowledge and experience to make positive impact in his community. He likes reading books, listening to music and also playing the piano during his spare time.

Siena Storino

Siena Storino

Entrepreneurial Catalyst, Tempe

Siena is currently a sophomore in chemical engineering with a focus on the production of raw materials. Because of this she will be interning in product and development division of wood coatings at Axalta Coating Systems this Summer. She has seen many start up companies be successful first hand and sees how the entrepreneurial mindset is crucial in creating an effective business model. She has been apart of the EPICS teams and as well Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for engineering classes.

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Learn more here about a separate team of Catalysts who focus on ASU-wide student entrepreneurs, navigating venture ideas, and student startups.

The ASU Kern Project partners with the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) to integrate the entrepreneurial mindset in engineering education on a national scale. Funded by The Kern Family Foundation, the project aims to: (1) develop a set of resources that support mentorship of engineering faculty in building a community of practice that values quality teaching, impactful research, and instilling a collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset; and (2) impact ASU engineering students through curricular and co-curricular approaches by weaving the entrepreneurial mindset into courses and student engagement activities.

KEEN Student Funding Opportunities

KEEN Student Mini-Grants and Research Grants provide funding to students who incorporate an entrepreneurial minded approach in their research, project, or event.

ASU Kern Grant Team

Learn more about the group of faculty and staff who are committed to incorporating the Entrepreneurial Mindset in engineering education at ASU.

EM@ASU

Twenty-five case studies that tell the story of FSE’s multi-year initiative to more fully and deeply integrate Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) throughout its core, co-, and extra-curricular programs.