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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 36: Creating a Culture of Success for Women in STEM

Ep. 36 -Creating a Culture of Success for Women in STEM Changing the culture of higher education requires that everyone be involved, yet still in this day in age, STEM (and STEM education) remain a predominately male field. What can be done to improve upon these gender dynamics as we move forward? In this episode, host Dave Goldberg and Dean…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 35: The Social Labs Revolution: An Interview with Zaid Hassan

Ep. 35 - The Social Labs Revolution: An Interview with Zaid Hassan In the wake of global conflict, we collectively ask, "what can be done to help solve the problems that face our world?" In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Zaid Hassan—strategist, facilitator, and author of “The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges." Join…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 33: A New Approach to Education: UTwente’s ATLAS

Ep. 33 - A New Approach to Education: UTwente's ATLAS Although we're technically in the 21st century, most universities remain deeply rooted in the traditions and antiquated ideas of the past. But there are a few schools around the world that are bravely stepping into new territories. The University of Twente in the Netherlands is doing just that with its revolutionary…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 31: Building an Inspiring Learning Environment: Lehigh’s Mountaintop Experience

Ep. 31 - Building an Inspiring Learning Environment: Lehigh's Mountaintop Experience While there is still far to go in the transformation of higher ed, there are plenty of universities that are paving the way with innovative programs and initiatives. Lehigh University's Mountaintop is one of those programs. Mountaintop was developed to be a unique learning environment in which students are…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 30: David and Goliath in Brazil: 2 Cases Studies of Higher Ed Transformation, Insper and UFMG

Ep. 30 - David and Goliath in Brazil: 2 Cases Studies of Higher Ed Transformation, Insper and UFMG Transformation of engineering education is taking place all over the world, and sometimes initiatives are particularly energetic far away from the usual suspects in North America. Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg is joined by two engineering deans from Brazil, Irineu Gianesi…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 29: Purdue’s Polytechnic as a Case Study in Transforming Big Public Universities

Ep. 29 - Purdue's Polytechnic as a Case Study in Transforming Big Public Universities Many of the examples of successful higher education transformation take place at small campuses started from scratch or in relatively small extant departments, units, or campuses. One important exception to the rule is Purdue University's Polytechnic in which the former College of Technology has been working…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 28: Most Likely to Succeed: A Conversation with Tony Wagner

Ep. 28 - Most Likely to Succeed: A Conversation with Tony Wagner The same forces at work bringing change to engineering education and higher education, more generally, are at work at the primary and secondary levels the world over. In this episode, join host Dave Goldberg and guest commentator Mark Somerville (Olin College) for a wide-ranging and expansive conversation with Harvard's…

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