The Keller Center

The Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education equips undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty with the knowledge, mentoring and resources needed to conceive and execute projects of personal and societal impact.

Keller does so by offering educational opportunities that bridge engineering and the liberal arts and help shape rewarding career paths. This includes curricular and co-curricular programs organized around design, design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovative teaching, at the intersection of technology and society.

The Faith & Work Initiative (FWI) is a Center within the Keller Center that offers a unique strategic advantage to students and other stakeholders that is not found in other entrepreneurship and innovation centers in peer group universities. Few such centers talk about ethics and integrating the wisdom and insights of humanities and the social sciences; FWI actually does it. FWI scholars bring disciplinary expertise (in ethics, theology, world religions, historical philosophy, sociology, and economics), practical industry experience (in technology, banking and finance, branding, and civil service), and employ these in trans-disciplinary ways. FWI contributes to the Keller Center’s mission by teaching undergraduates and graduates, hosting innovative scholarly and practitioner oriented trans-disciplinary symposia (e.g., “Humanities for Business,” “Faith and Work in a Time of Capital), and a CEO-interview series on faith and ethics that has been running for 12 years for students, and for alumni during Reunions week. We present at international leadership forums (e.g., Davos World Economic Forum, the Values20 Summit of the G20, United Nations), and hands-on societal impact/research. Our research and scholarship is published widely in peer- reviewed journals, University presses, and other practitioner-oriented media.