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Spanish Chapter Translation of “A Whole New Engineer”

In recent months, Dave Goldberg has been doing some exciting work in Colombia with UniAndes. In order to better reach their colleagues, Chapter 4 of A Whole New Engineer has been translated into Spanish. If you would like to access and share this translated chapter, you can do so here: http://ciie.utn.edu.ar/libro/

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Work in Ireland on Whole New Engineer

Educators all over the world are discovering A Whole New Engineer and using it to inspire their faculty and students. From Professor Lisa Looney, Executive Dean of Engineering and Computing at Dublin City University: Decided to introduce some of your ideas in a very 'up front' way (while also brightening up one of our buildings) by drawing attention to your 6 minds…

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“Big Boys Don’t Cry:” An Obstacle to Educational Transformation

The E-Word and Educational Transformation When Mark Somerville and I are were working on A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education one of the hardest things to acknowledge was the degree to which the transformation of education for the 21st century was profoundly emotional at the level of individuals and profoundly cultural at the level of organizations.  Fairly early in our work together (2008…

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Chicago Tribune Q&A with David Goldberg

Today, Kate MacArthur of the Blue Sky blog of the Chicago Tribune posted an interview with Big Beacon president Dave Goldberg. In it Goldberg was quoted as saying: What do we want today? We want the next Steve Jobs. We want young people that are courageous. We need to move from a university system that demands obedience of its young…

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Studies of Expert Engineers Tell Us We Need to Change Engineering Education

Guest post blog by James Trevelyan, January 2015 My new book “The Making of an Expert Engineer” is based on extensive studies of several hundred engineers in four countries, several of them true experts in their own domains. An unfortunate reality exposed by this research is that engineering education has become almost completely divorced from practice for three main reasons:…

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Unlock the Status Quo: Release the Whole New Engineer

Dr. Meagan Pollock will be speaking at the Engineers Without Borders Conference! The technological forces changing our world have illuminated a new path, a path leading to a whole new engineer, an engineer appropriate to our time and the foreseeable future, appropriate to the eager young people of our world, appropriate to those who wish to join the excitement of…

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Wed, 1 Oct, 7:30 pm ET: You’re Invited to an Online Book Launch Party

You're Invited to an Online Book Launch Party & Twitter Chat (Be Among the First to RSVP and Receive A Free Kindle Copy of the Book) What: Google On Air Hangout to Celebrate Launch of a New Book—A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education When: Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern Who: All are Welcome, No…

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Building a student-powered movement: #BigBeacon twitter chat Sept 24th 2014

  Hello Twitter enthusiasts and Big Beacon community members, Come join me, Erica Lee Garcia, for this week’s twitter chat about student-powered movements, collaboration and community-building.  We get started Wednesday September 24th at 8 pm ET, on #BigBeacon.   Recycling:  A tale of student-powered change When municipal leaders and engineers in Ontario, Canada developed the technology and infrastructure to make…

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