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Our Competitive Edge

Community and Nationwide Partnerships

The Kern Family Foundation’s recent $2 million grant will greatly expand off-campus collaborations, foster high-touch relationships with University faculty and industry and community partners to co-develop curriculum that presents real-world situations and problems, and help students better connect theory and practice.

In addition, the grant will enable the University of Dayton to play a vital role in the strategic expansion of KEEN — The Kern Family Foundation plans to add 42 new partner institutions to the network by 2020, more than doubling membership. UD KEEN Faculty Ambassadors will visit each new institution to help jumpstart their KEEN initiatives. This involvement will help build the university’s reputation and help connect faculty and students with like-minded individuals from across the country.

University of Dayton ENG 103 Engineering Innovation First-Year Design Course

University of Dayton ENG 103 Engineering Innovation First-Year Design Course

Our Competitive Edge

The Kern Family Foundation is instrumental in the University’s 10-year partnership with KEEN.

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Students Taking the Lead

The Kern Family Foundation’s support provides opportunities for students to spread the EML philosophy on campus.

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Annual Giving

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