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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 15: Future Proofing Higher Education and the STEM Pipeline

Ep. 15 - Future Proofing Higher Education and the STEM Pipeline The movement to transform education in line with the imperatives of the 21st century is a global phenomenon in which worldwide technological and economic forces collide with national culture and local institutions and customs. In this show, host Dave Goldberg gets two views from Canada. In particular, Dave interviews H.…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 12: Innovate & Collaborate Like Thomas Edison

Ep. 12 - How to Innovate and Collaborate Like Thomas Edison Many writers say we live in singular times calling for unusually great creativity, invention, and innovation and the rapid pace of change in the 21st century is dizzying at times, but the turn of the 19th to the 20th centuries was also a time of miraculous invention and fast-paced innovation.…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat Aug 27 – Semester Kickoff!!!

Big Beacon is entering into an exciting period of growth, and we are eager to kickoff this new season with our weekly #BigBeacon twitter chat on Wednesday, August 27 at 8 PM EST. Join us as we consider the meaning, vision, and direction of Big Beacon, with the conversation facilitated by our leaders: Founder Dave Goldberg, Erica Lee-Garcia, and Meagan…

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Launch Date Fixed: A Whole New Engineer, coming October 1, 2014

A Whole New Engineering is Scheduled Mark Somerville at Olin College and I have been working since 2012 on a book about transformation in engineering education.  The book is entitled A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education.  We are in the final stages of editing and production, and the book is now scheduled to be released t 1…

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What’s the engineering type?

During a recent twitter chat with the Big Beacon community, the question came up of whether in order to be successful in the profession, an engineer will always need to be “a certain type” of person. It got me to thinking: what is that engineering type? Sooner the this remiss onto got received Amazon Used: Hair. Standing propecia…

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Twitter chat: Joy in Engineering

Joy in engineering. That's right - joy in engineering. It might seem like a strange topic or an unlikely pairing. But the first point on the Big Beacon manifesto states that in order be an engineer who is appropriate to our time, equal to keeping pace with technology and solving the next generation of challenges: A Whole New Engineer finds…

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