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From Academic to Coach: An Interview with Catelijne Coopmans

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Catelijne Coopmans, a newly trained Co-Active coach and former Director of Studies at Tembusu College, a residential college at the National University of Singapore. She is currently preparing to transition from her full-time job at Tembusu to a more freelance existence, combining research and writing with work as an independent coach.…

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Solving Problems with Human-Centered Engineering: An Interview with Alison Wood

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Alison Wood, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Olin College. Alison is a distinguished researcher in the fields of both water and sanitation, as well as sustainability solutions, using interdisciplinary approaches. Join Alison and Dave as they discuss the use of a process-based approach to teach environmental engineering, delve into science…

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Intrinsic Motivation for Transformation: An Interview with Geoffrey Herman

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Geoffrey Herman, Teaching Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past four years, Geoffrey has worked with the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry), which was co-founded in 2007 by our very own Dave Goldberg. Join Geoffrey and Dave as they explore…

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The Difficulty and Necessity of Seeking Help: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Jones

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Dr. Stephen Jones—success guru, speaker and workshop presenter offering positive solutions for corporations, K12 schools and colleges. Author of the "Seven Secrets of How to Study", "The Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide" and "The Ultimate Scholarship Guide", Stephen inspires and teaches professionals and students of all ages how to successfully reach their…

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Inspiring A Whole New Physician: An Interview with Margaret Cary and Jack Penner

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Georgetown University School of Medicine professor, Dr. Margaret Cary, and Georgetown medical student, Jack Penner. Together they have built a program for medical students that pairs them with executive coaches in their undergraduate and graduate medical education to encourage medical students to become compassionate caregivers and healthcare leaders. Join Margaret, Jack,…

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Programming as a Way of Thinking: An Interview with Allen Downey

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Allen Downey, professor of Computer Science at Olin College. Through his work at Olin, Allen has been presented with unique opportunities to develop new curricular materials and influence engineering education: such as introducing modeling and simulation early in the curriculum and applying it throughout, and taking computational approaches to topics that…

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Inspiring Student Motivation and Deep Learning: An Interview with Yevgeniya Zastavker

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Yevgeniya Zastavker, associate professor of physics at Olin College. Through her work at Olin, Yevgeniya focuses on creating curricular and pedagogical structures as well as academic cultures that facilitate students' interests, motivation, and desire to persist as learners. Dr. Zastavker's work also places emphasis on the issues of women and minorities…

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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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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 use, expanded perception, and affective value, as well as examine how to re-engage science…

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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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