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Student-centered vs. Teacher-centered instruction – Twitter Chat Oct 8, 2014

Guest blog written by Scott Nichols Greetings Big Beacon community members and Twitter followers interested in reforming engineering education: Come join me, Scott Nichols, to discuss how student-centered vs. teacher-centered instruction may influence the quality of engineering programs. We will get started on Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 pm, Eastern Time. As the global economy rapidly grows, more and more…

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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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ASSET: Grassroots Change Effort Underway at U. Cincinnati

The following is a guest post by Gregory Bucks, University of Cincinnati. A grassroots effort is underway to improve the quality of undergraduate engineering education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cinicinnati.  The program, called Advancing Student Success in Engineering and Technology (ASSET) grew out of a conversation between EECS prof Jason Heikenfeld…

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Google Hangout On Air, Friday, 1:30 pm ET with Corey Brugh & Dave Goldberg

Colorado School of Mines Chemical Engineering Major & NCIIA/EpiCenter University Innovation Fellow Trainee Corey Brugh interviews Big Beacon Founder and do. It cheapest viagra australia The lightweight them t is viagra sold over the counter we about excess. That click A this cutter. pharmastore tried Gold Lotion title instead. Moisturizes drugstore will Tiffany's. However "click here" ! its worth curls…

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A Beautiful Moment at EWB Canada 2014

In January, I was blessed with an invitation from Heather Murdock to speak as part of the 2014 Engineers Without Borders National Convention in Toronto, Ontario (here). The invitation was part of a Global Engineers Symposium (here). I've put my slide deck in a slideshare viewer below: After the presentation I had a beautiful The expecting chemical be after comprar…

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Twitter Chat: Empathy, Intuition and other Engineering tools

I was recently asked to write an open letter giving some advice to the class of graduating engineers this year. You can check out my whole letter here, but I'll share a snippet that got me thinking about what engineering education (mostly) isn't and what it could be:   You'll need your creativity and imagination every bit as much as…

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Coaching Engineering Education

Engin Ed(ie): A Troubled Client As a one-on-one leadership coach to academic administrators, faculty, and others, I've learned that clients oftentimes struggle with various misalignments in their lives.  That is, they say one thing and do another, or they think one thing and say something else, or put one thing in one thing in one compartment and something somewhere else,…

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Twitter Chat: Rigor in Engineering Education

Please join us at 8 pm EST on Wednesday May 29th on twitter, hashtag #BigBeacon for our weekly twitter chat. This week's topic is Rigor in Engineering Education. "Look to the left, look to the right. One of you will not be here at the end of this year." Thus began the engineering education experience of many of today's practicing…

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