FREE WEBINAR March 29th: 4 Reasons Why “Everybody Needs a Coach”

Big Beacon presents a FREE WEBINAR 4 Reasons Why “Everybody Needs a Coach” Business leaders, Eric Schmidt and Bill Gates say that “everybody needs a coach", and the C-suite, (CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, etc.) increasingly hire leadership coaches to help them navigate difficult business problems. This practice is now spreading to other leaders, educational leaders, faculty members, and even students. This…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 77: A New Approach to Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Olin College’s Lawrence Neeley

Ep. 77 - A New Approach to Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Olin College's Lawrence Neeley In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Dr. Lawrence Neeley, Assistant Professor of Design and Entrepreneurship at Olin College. Join Lawrence and Dave to highlight the entrepreneurial approach of Olin's program, discuss how the course, Products and Markets, is structured differently than traditional entrepreneurship…

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What Does it Really Mean to be a STEM School?

Check out this piece written by Innovators Across Boundaries (IAB) member, Ann Kaiser of ProjectEngin. At ProjectEngin, we deal with schools, teachers, and classrooms in various stages of defining themselves as “STEM” or sometimes “STEAM”. It can range from one teacher “doing STEM” for 20-30 minutes per week to an entire school claiming to be “certified in STEM”.  Somehow the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 76: Creating Project-Ready Engineers: An Interview with James Madison University’s Kurt Paterson

Ep. 76 - Creating Project-Ready Engineers: An Interview with James Madison University's Kurt Paterson In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Kurt Paterson, head of the engineering department at James Madison University. Join Kurt and Dave to explore James Madison's program, discuss the importance JMU places on getting students involved in projects early in their academic career, and delve…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 74: Interdisciplinary Engineering and the Importance of Leadership: An Interview with University of Guelph’s John Donald

Ep. 74 - Interdisciplinary Engineering and the Importance of Leadership: An Interview with University of Guelph's John Donald In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by John Donald, Associate Professor and Graduate Attributes Coordinator of the School of Engineering at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Join John and Dave to explore the interdisciplinary nature of Guelph's program, discuss the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 73: 21st Century Medical Education: Penn State’s University Park Regional Campus

Ep. 73 - 21st Century Medical Education: Penn State's University Park Regional Campus It's not only engineering education that's trying to adapt and create well-rounded 21st century students. Medical schools like Penn State College of Medicine's University Park Regional Campus are working to create an innovative curriculum to educate the doctors of the future. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 72: A Holistic Approach to Engineering Education: An Interview with UTEC’s Melanie Cornejo

Ep. 72 - A Holistic Approach to Engineering Education: An Interview with UTEC's Melanie Cornejo In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Peru's Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) Provost, Melanie Cornejo. After opening its doors in 2012, UTEC and is graduating their first class this year. UTEC's mission includes the creation of local-global change leaders, learning to learn, and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 71: Structured Collaboration in Language and Education: An Interview with Lorena A. Barba

Ep. 71 - Structured Collaboration in Language and Education: An Interview with Lorena A. Barba In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, Lorena A. Barba. Join Lorena and Dave as they delve into how computational thinking can be applied to education, discuss the use of technology for educational sharing…

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