Engineering a new Africa: An interview with Fred McBagonluri

Engineering a new Africa: An interview with Fred McBagonluri Ashesi's Dean of Engineering spoke with Big Beacon Radio about the role of engineering in facilitating Africa's development and what makes Ashesi's engineering program unique. "We are pushing the boundaries of engineering in Africa. We are trying to forge an African educational team that is focused on solving the fundamental problems…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 89: The Transformative Experience in Engineering Education: An Interview with Katherine Goodman

Ep. 89 - The Transformative Experience in Engineering Education: An Interview with Katherine Goodman In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by University of Colorado Denver professor, Katherine Goodman. In 2015, Katherine earned her PhD with her dissertation entitled: "The Transformative Experience in Engineering Education." Join Katherine and Dave as they explore transformative learning in engineering students through motivated…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 88: Shift Skills for Critical and Creative Thinking: An Interview with Maureen Breeze

Ep. 88 - Shift Skills for Critical and Creative Thinking: An Interview with Maureen Breeze In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Maureen Breeze, Senior Vice President of Lifebound, a social impact company that provides resources, coaching and training to drive learning and personal development with education institutions, non-profits, and businesses throughout the world. Maureen is also the co-author…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 86: Designing for Collaboration: An Interview with Alexandra Coso Strong

Ep. 86 - Designing for Collaboration: An Interview with Alexandra Coso Strong In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Alexandra Coso Strong, assistant professor of systems design and engineering at Olin College of Engineering. Alexandra is currently co-designing/co-teaching a brand new Educational Design Studio course this semester that integrates systems thinking with educational theory/research and design. Join Alexandra and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 85: Inspiring Transformational Leaders: An Interview with Kate Ebner

Ep. 85 - Inspiring Transformational Leaders: An Interview with Kate Ebner In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Kate Ebner, renowned leadership coach, Founding Director of the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University, and Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C. Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 83: The Importance of Mindset: An Interview with Olin College President Richard K. Miller

Ep. 84 - The Importance of Mindset: An Interview with Olin College President Richard K. Miller In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Richard K. Miller, President of the Olin College of Engineering and recipient of the 2017 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate for his contributions to the reinvention of engineering education in the 21st century. Join Rick…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 82: Exploring Service Science and Cognitive Systems: An Interview with Jim Spohrer

Ep. 82 - Exploring Service Science and Cognitive Systems: An Interview with Jim Spohrer In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Jim Spohrer, Director of Cognitive OpenTech, former Director of IBM Global University Programs and IBM’s Cognitive Systems Institute Group, and co-founder of IBM’s first Service Research group. Throughout his career, Jim has led the development of a new…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 81: 21st Century Liberal Arts: An Interview with Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron

Ep. 81 - 21st Century Liberal Arts: An Interview with Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Katherine Bergeron, president of Connecticut College. Since taking up the presidency in January 2014, Katherine has initiated and carried through a massive college-wide curriculum overhaul designed to update the liberal arts for the complexities of the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 80: Crafting Your Narrative: An Interview with Olin College’s Jonathan Adler

Ep. 80 - Crafting Your Narrative: An Interview with Olin College's Jonathan Adler In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Jonathan Adler, Associate Professor of Psychology at the Olin College of Engineering, who specializes in identity development in adulthood and the relationships between identity and psychological well-being. College is a period of immense identity development for many people and as…

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