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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 61: Hacking into Education: An Interview with Hack Space Peru’s Alvaro Concha

Ep. 61 -Hacking into Education: An Interview with Hack Space Peru's Alvaro Concha In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Alvaro Concha, Founder and President of Hack Space Peru. Hack Space Peru is a non-profit organization that promotes and spreads hacker and maker culture among Peru's youth by organizing various programs and activities at universities and high schools. Join Alvaro…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 60: Bringing Engineering Design into K-12 : An Interview with ProjectEngin’s Ann Kaiser

Ep. 60 - Bringing Engineering Design into K-12 : An Interview with ProjectEngin's Ann Kaiser In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Ann Kaiser, STEM education consultant and CEO of ProjectEngin—a company dedicated to integrating engineering design into K-12 STEM curriculum. Join Ann and Dave to explore how ProjectEngin's workshops, coaching, and curriculum design services are designed to encourage creativity and…

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Engineering-Enhanced Liberal Education Project

Interested in exploring and expanding the relationship between engineering education and the liberal arts? Check out this exciting new project, the Engineering-Enhanced Liberal Education Project, spearheaded by renowned author and consultant, Sheila Tobias, in conjunction with The Teagle Foundation and ASEE: When The Teagle Foundation embarked on an initiative to bring the liberal arts (including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences,…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 58: Paving The Innovator’s Way: An Interview with Peter Denning

Ep. 58 - Paving The Innovator's Way: An Interview with Peter Denning In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Peter J. Denning, renowned computer scientist and author of 'The Innovator's Way'. Join Peter and Dave to discover how Peter's career has influenced the practice and teaching of computer science and computational thinking, explore what it means to be an innovator, and…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 54: Breakthrough Innovations: A Conversation with Bruce Vojak

Ep. 54 - Breakthrough Innovations: A Conversation with Bruce Vojak In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Bruce Vojak—co-author of 'Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms'. Join Bruce and Dave to learn more about what it means to be a 'serial innovator', examine the role higher education plays in creating and supporting these modern day…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 51: Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation: An Interview with VentureWells Phil Weilerstein

Ep. 51 - Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation: An Interview with VentureWells Phil Weilerstein In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Phil Weilerstein, chief executive of VentureWell—a non-profit aimed at incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. Join Phil and Dave to learn more about the work of VentureWell, and discover how VentureWell works closely with faculty in order to enact…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 47: Shaping Undergraduate Engineering Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s AE3

Ep. 47 - Shaping Undergraduate Engineering Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's AE3 Transforming education begins within institutions, through initiatives spearheaded by dedicated faculty and staff. University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign's Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) is one of those programs. AE3 works to connect faculty and students to innovative teaching and learning in the College of Engineering at Illinois. In…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 20 – Junior Enterprise: Transforming Education – The Crunch: Juggling, Balancing & Prioritizing

Join Twitter chat (Hashtag: #BigBeacon) regulars as they join CUBE Consulting’s Josh Graham (@CUBEuiuc) for a Twitter discussion of Junior Enterprise: Transforming Education regarding Time Management in Education. The usual Socratic questions will be posed and all Twitter chat participants will be encouraged to engage in a lively chat on this impactful topic. Engineering students are known the world over…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 13 – The Power of Mindset for Student Change Agents

There is little doubt that the goal of higher education should be to equip students for the world of tomorrow. But are engineering students fully equipped for that world if they continue to be educated with 21st century skills alone? Right now, faculty within the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) are working to change that outdated model by incorporating the…

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