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Higher Ed Outsider: Show vs. tell

In the most recent episode of Big Beacon Radio: Transforming Higher Education, guest Jeff Shelton discussed his educational background and how it led him to become the host of the Engineering Commons Podcast. Jeff went back to school to receive his PhD later in life, decades after completing his initial degrees. By the time he returned to school, Jeff had years of professional…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 5: Education Funding

Ep. 5 -The  Future and Transformation of Higher Education Funding Since the founding of the University of Bologna in 1088, non-profit universities and colleges have dominated the landscape of higher education. With the rise of for-profit universities such as the University of Phoenix, of non-traditional non-profits such as Southern New Hampshire University, and of coding schools and other certificate schools,…

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Listen to Big Beacon Radio on Voice America

Big Beacon's latest endeavor to spread the word about transforming higher education is Big Beacon Radio, a monthly broadcast on Voice America. Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes. The first episode featuring Olin College's Rick Miller is available here.  

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The Engineering Commons Podcast: Enacting Change through Social License

Pamela Rogalski, CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council (a supporting affiliate of Big Beacon), is interviewed in the latest episode of The Engineering Commons Podcast. Learn the definition of "social license," and discover how change can be enacted by aligning common values of corporations and communities. Pamela reveals the central hub for decision-making in many organizations, and also shares the…

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The Engineering Commons Podcast: Learn More about the Ubiquitous Engine

In a new episode of The Engineering Commons Podcast, aeronautical engineer Clay Coons describes the most common types of engines, and the applications in which they are most appropriate. Learn the differences between spark-ignition, diesel, gas turbine, jet, and rocket engines. Mr. Coons also shares his philosophy on keeping cars running for at least 250,000 miles! Check out the The Engineering…

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Introducing The Engineering Commons Podcast – our first media affiliate!

In the coming weeks and months you will be hearing about our new media affiliate, The Engineering Commons podcast. As a means of introducing you to the show, and it’s co-hosts, we offer the following interview with Jeff Shelton, who has been with the podcast since it’s inception two years ago. Big Beacon: What got you interested in engineering, Jeff? Jeff Shelton:…

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