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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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 79: Higher Ed Transformation Down Under: An Interview with David Wright

Ep. 79 - Higher Ed Transformation Down Under: An Interview with David Wright In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by David Wright, Managing Director of Australia's Higher Education Consulting Group and Executive Chairman of the Global Access Project, a social enterprise bringing together leading international specialists to help the higher ed sector provide students with a disability access to…

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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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