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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! 

Tempe

Tyson Elias

Tyson Elias

Entrepreneurial Catalyst, Tempe

I am a sophomore industrial engineer looking to graduate in 2022 with a bachelors and hopefully a masters by 2023. I am from a small town known as Mazon, Illinois. The reason as to why I wanted to be an Entrepreneurial Catalyst was to learn more about how to think outside of my comfort zone and help others around campus. In my free time I love to be outdoors or simply just with my friends whether that’s just lounging around or giving them a helping hand. My end goal one day is to hopefully be a CFO or a COO of a company but until then I am just happy to be studying engineering.

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 junior in Chemical Engineering at the Barrett Honors College at ASU. She has seen firsthand how crucial the entrepreneurial mindset is to industry professionals at her internship at Axalta Coating Systems. She enjoys being involved on campus especially in various engineering projects whether that be through EPICS, the career center or being a TA for FSE classes. She is more than happy to help and be a resource for anyone who has any questions.

Click here to make an appointment.

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.