Ritchie recognized for leadership in undergraduate engineering ed

Brian Ritchie, assistant professor of practice with the College of Engineering, has been named an Engineering Unleashed Fellow for 2021. The designation recognizes leadership in undergraduate engineering education. 

Ritchie received the nomination through participation in one of several Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development workshops that attract participants from across the country and focus on the development and application of an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Working with peer coaches for up to a year, the Ritchie completed the work and contributed to the Engineering Unleashed Community through an on-line publication, sharing within the platform known as EngineeringUnleashed.com. The workshop's peer coaches nominated Ritchie. His subsequent application was recognized by an independent review committee of past fellows. 

A $10,000 grant accompanies fellowship designation. 

Engineering Unleashed is a community of 3,800 faculty members from 160 institutions of higher education, powered by KEEN, a 50-partner collaborative that shares a mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset who are equipped to create societal, personal, and economic value.  The Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development workshops are elements of KEEN's multi-institutional activities.