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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat on Courage: 15 October, 8-9pm ET

Twitter_chatJoin Dave Goldberg, President of Big Beacon for a twitter chat on the role of courage in transforming engineering education. We will get started on Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 pm, Eastern Time (hashtag: #bigbeacon).

Meet the Host: Dave Goldberg

David E. Goldberg is president of the non-profit Big Beacon and also a noted computer scientist, civil engineer and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He resigned his tenured professorship in 2010 to work full time for transformation of engineering education. He can be reached at

Dave and Mark Somerville recently co-authored (with Catherine Whitney), of A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, published earlier this year by ThreeJoy Associates and available in all major e-book formats and in hardcover.

How to Twitter Chat

If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy! First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat at

For more information on HOW to twitter chat, read a longer post here.

For more information on our weekly chats, read more here.

About Big Beacon

The Big Beacon is a Movement to Transform Engineering Education, and was organized to catalyze a global social movement around this goal. The Big Beacon connects dots among individuals and organizations to collaboratively disrupt the status quo, thereby bringing about change to align engineering education with the creativity imperative of our times.

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