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EMERGE annual in-person meeting 

May 22-24, 2023 in Chapel Hill, NC

Entrepreneurially Minded Engineering Resource Group for Educators (EMERGE) is a two-day workshop for universities/colleges that are creating, or have recently created, an engineering program and are interesting in building entrepreneurial-minded learning into the curriculum. The purpose of the workshop is to share ideas and strategies about the challenges of starting a new engineering program and create a community of collaboration within emerging programs. The workshop will be facilitated by Olin College faculty and will focus on program development to embed entrepreneurial-minded learning.  Participants will have the opportunity to see our facilities at UNC-Chapel Hill. And after two years of Zoom meetings, this is a great opportunity to finally gather in person in informal settings in Chapel Hill.

Please note that universities/colleges do not have to be part of the KEEN Network to participate.


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Travel and Hotel

Air travel: RDU airport. The airport is 18 miles from Chapel Hill. 

Local transportation: Transportation options between RDU and Chapel Hill include a personal rental car, taxis, and rideshare such as Uber and Lyft. Once you arrive at the hotel, all workshop activities and meals are within a 0.5 mile walk from the hotel. If you need transportation to these sites, please let us know and we can provide this. You can specify this need during the workshop registration process.

Hotel: More information to come

Workshop location: Most sessions will take place on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial. Dinners will take place in downtown Chapel Hill, all within walking distance of the hotel.


Tentative Agenda Overview

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12:00 PM

Box Lunch*
Graham Memorial Hall

Networking lunch as we wrap up the workshop.

*Cost of food and beverage included in the workshop registration fee.

Mask Policy

UNC and The Orange County Health Department has lifted its mask requirement for public and indoor spaces following the guidance by the CDC and NC DHHS. As a result, and following UNC System guidance, UNC lifted the indoor mask mandate for most of campus. This change comes at a time when we are seeing decreasing cases in our campus and local communities. We realize that this transition is welcome for some and brings discomfort for others. If you feel more comfortable still wearing a mask, you are free to do so. There are many reasons why a person may decide to continue to wear a mask, and we respect that choice. See here for more details.

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