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Kaitlin Mallouk Bags 2022 National KEEN Rising Star Award

The Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) on Monday 8th August, 2022, awarded Dr. Kaitlin Mallouk, Assistant Professor in the Experiential Engineering Education Department (ExEED) in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering with the Top 2022 National KEEN Rising Star Award.

Over the years, KEEN has remained a body that meritorious being presenting awards to outstanding engineering faculty that creates and promotes entrepreneurially minded learning.

Since 2018, Mallouk has influenced teaching activities in all first-year engineering clinic sections at Rowan University, according to Dean Giuseppe Palmese, who nominated her for the award.

Mallouk who in March 8, this year received the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award for the Middle Atlantic Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), has led workshops at the KEEN National Conference and her innovations have received attention from engineering educators across the country who are also working to develop engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset.

According to Rowan University Seventh President, Ali Houshmand said, “Kaitlin Mallouk embodies what it means to be an engineering educator with an entrepreneurial mindset. Her work not only benefits our students, but also her field. Indeed, that was our benefactor’s goal to transform and advance engineering education.”

“I am thrilled that Dr. Kaitlin Mallouk was chosen as the 2022 KEEN Rising Star award recipient. Professor Mallouk continues to be a driving force for building faculty awareness of the entrepreneurial mindset while also encouraging KEEN involvement on campus,” said Palmese.

The award also include a $25,000 grant from The Kern Family Foundation for a project led by Mallouk to advance KEEN’s mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create personal, economic, and societal value through a lifetime of meaningful work.

Mallouk will also be recognized at the 2023 KEEN National Conference, where she will receive a KEEN guitar, the KEEN Rising Star Award.


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