Bucknell University is a proud member of the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) consortium of 19 universities dedicated to equipping engineering students with an entrepreneurial mindset that will allow them to transform the workforce and economy in America. The Kern Family Foundation has generously supported Bucknell's entrepreneurship programming with a $1 million grant in support of projects that foster innovation.

KEEN Programs


IDEAS Design Studio Courses

Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, Application, and Systems (IDEAS) Studio courses are semester-long courses for entrepreneurially minded students. Each course focuses on using engineering design to solve real-world, open-ended problems, understanding customer value propositions, learning to be responsive to customer/client needs, and identifying markets.

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Extracurricular Design Challenges

Weeklong or 24-hour competitions outside of normal coursework that allow students to connect ideas across courses, develop products from conceptual ideas, work in teams and gain experience with entrepreneurial thinking.

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B-FAB

Multi-day workshops on product development that allow students to develop functional prototypes of their ideas.

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K-WIDE

The KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience (K-WIDE) is a 10-day intensive program offered during January at Bucknell University. Interdisciplinary teams of engineers work for no credit or pay to imagine, prototype and pitch a device that will contribute to the solution of a wicked social problem. 

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@IDEASatBucknell


KEEN Blog


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