Big Beacon Radio Ep. 56: Engineering Enhanced Liberal Education: An Interview with Sheila Tobias

Ep. 56 - Engineering Enhanced Liberal Education: An Interview with Sheila Tobias In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Sheila Tobias, author of countless books and publications relating to the field of STEM education dating back to the 1970s, including 'Overcoming Math Anxiety', 'They're not Dumb, They're Different', 'Breaking the Science Barrier', and 'Rethinking Science as a Career'. Join Sheila and…

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UK Workshop: New Models in Engineering Education

Located in the UK or Europe? You might be interested in a workshop happening October 18th the UK called New Models in Engineering Education hosted by the Women's Engineering Society. This free one day workshop will take place in October at the Warwick Manufacturing Centre and will look at the various new models in engineering education that are appealing to a more diverse range…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 54: Breakthrough Innovations: A Conversation with Bruce Vojak

Ep. 54 - Breakthrough Innovations: A Conversation with Bruce Vojak In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Bruce Vojak—co-author of 'Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms'. Join Bruce and Dave to learn more about what it means to be a 'serial innovator', examine the role higher education plays in creating and supporting these modern day…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 53: Transformation Toolbox 101: 2 Shift Skills for Creating Change, Noticing and Listening

Ep. 53 - Transformation Toolbox 101: 2 Shift Skills for Creating Change, Noticing and Listening In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back Mark Somerville—co-author of 'A Whole New Engineer'—to explore some of the most powerful tools of transformational change: shift -don't call them soft!- skills. Join Mark and Dave to examine the role core shift skills, noticing and listening,…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 52: Shifting Minds: Learning How to Learn

Ep. 52 - Shifting Minds: Learning How to Learn In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) pioneer, Barbara Oakley—fresh off turning in the manuscript of her latest book: "Mindshift". Join Barb and Dave to delve deeper into how we learn, explore the world of MOOCs and what they mean for the future of universities, and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 51: Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation: An Interview with VentureWells Phil Weilerstein

Ep. 51 - Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation: An Interview with VentureWells Phil Weilerstein In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Phil Weilerstein, chief executive of VentureWell—a non-profit aimed at incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. Join Phil and Dave to learn more about the work of VentureWell, and discover how VentureWell works closely with faculty in order to enact…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 50: Exploring Complex Systems and Higher Education

Ep. 50 - Exploring Complex Systems and Higher Education In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews a fellow student of the late John Holland—Professor Stephanie Forrest—fresh off her keynote address at GECCO 2016 on biological design. Stephanie is Regents Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, and renowned for her work in adaptive systems. Join Stephanie and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 49: Reporting on Today’s Educational Landscape: An Interview with Goldie Blumenstyk

Ep. 49 - Reporting on Today's Educational Landscape: An Interview with Goldie Blumenstyk In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of 'American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know'. In reporting for the Chronicle for over 25 years, Goldie has explored countless educational topics, while predominately focusing…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 48: Inspiring the Engineers of the Future: An Interview with Start Engineering’s Eric Iversen

Ep. 48 - Inspiring the Engineers of the Future: An Interview with Start Engineering's Eric Iversen In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Eric Iversen of Start Engineering, a company dedicated to making engineering exciting and accessible for K-12 students. Join Eric and Dave to learn more about Start Engineering, explore how K-12 STEM education is evolving, and examine the…

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