Gonzaga University (GU) was honored at the 2012 KEEN Annual Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida, with the 2011 Most Improved KEEN School award and the 2011 Best Friend of KEEN was awarded to Dr. Patricia Killen, GU's Academic Vice-President. These two awards are a reflection of the exciting activities occurring on campus related to KEEN this past year.
- GU initiated monthly one hour lunchtime student innovation challenges during spring semester, 2012. Due to overwhelming success and attendance at these challenges, the number of offerings will be increased during the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
- In late April, KEEN was awarded a Gold Edison Award in the category of Collaborative Networks and Support during the Edison Awards 25th anniversary celebration in New York City.
- Five engineering management students traveled to Detroit, MI in August to join students from five other KEEN schools for a week-long student engineering boot camp at the Henry Ford Museum of Creativity, Innovation, and Ingenuity in America.
- Four Electrical Engineering students compete in the Innovation encounter held in October of 2011 at LTU.
- A delegation of ten, including Dr. Thayne McCulloh, GU's President, attended the KEEN Winter Conference in January.
- Ron Suebert, GU Alumni and President of RareCyte, traveled with Dr. Patricia Killen and KEEN Principal Investigator, Dr. Vladimir Labay to the Kern Family Foundation to meet with Dr. Robert Kern and the Foundation Board.
- Eight GU Engineering students competed in the I2P (Idea to Product) workshop/competition at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. in early March of 2011. One team advanced to the finalist round.
- Dr. Talien Chen and Yanqing Ji, both of GU, participated in the faculty workshop on problem based learning techniques held at Lawrence Technical University (LTU), in Southfield, MI in May of 2012.
- A group of Gonzaga students attended the "Clean App Your Neighborhood" workshop at Boston University in August of 2012. For more information click here.