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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 27 – Accelerating Student Technology Invention & Innovation for Scalable Impact

Join VentureWell on Wednesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter discussion about: Supporting and Enabling University Students in Moving their Innovation out of the Lab and Classroom and into the Marketplace VentureWell’s E-Team program cultivates opportunities for student #STEM entrepreneurs by providing early-stage support and funding of up to $25,000. The three-stage program provides grant funding, experiential…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 22: Toward A Whole New Kind of Value Creation: An Interview with Kyle V. Davy

Ep. 22 - Toward A Whole New Kind of Value Creation: An Interview with Kyle V. Davy Increased specialization and expertise have been hallmarks of both higher education and commerce for many centuries. And this game plan worked sufficiently well until information technology facilitated low-cost integration across disciplines in new ways. The resulting misalignments and disruptions are felt in corporations as…

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BB Innovators & Innovations, Mon, 2 March, 1:30 pm ET, Google Hangout On Air

Join BB Innovators & Innovations host Dave Goldberg on Monday, 2 March 2015 at 1:30 pm ET for a live Google On-Air Hangout (link here) with VP & Associate Provost for Research & Graduate Studies, Alan J. Snyder, at Lehigh University as they discuss Lehigh's transformative Mountaintop Program (more at   The Mountaintop website describes the program as follows: Inside a former Bethlehem…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – Giving STEM Students Space to Innovate – February 25

In the last decade, the popularity of student maker and innovation spaces at colleges and universities has grown exponentially, especially among students majoring in STEM fields. These types of spaces are often used to supplement classroom-based courses or provide students with a place to work on projects that may not have a natural home in a research lab. Innovation spaces…

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Twitter Chat: Why Engineers Should Adopt an Artistic Mindset

  Tomorrow, October 16th 2013, at 8 pm EST, we'll join Jeff Shelton, aka 'Sheltoneer', a mechanical/industrial engineer with a passion for telling the lesser-known stories of the engineering profession and in improving engineering education, on the #BigBeacon twitter chat to hear why he believes that engineers would benefit from understanding or even adopting the skills and mindset of an…

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Twitter chat: Engineering Students as Drivers of Change 10/9/2013

Guest author and co-host:  Laurie Moore, Communications Lead for National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) at Stanford University   Change in engineering education comes in many different forms and from many different sources. At Epicenter, we work to help engineering undergraduates combine their technical skills with an entrepreneurial mindset, and we’ve found that students are some of…

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Joy in Engineering: Some real-life data points

Last night I hosted the Big Beacon twitter chat, Joy in Engineering. After introductions to welcome participants from the engineering community (including professional engineers, engineering students and engineering educators) in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, the topic was served up:   This 1st day of May we're looking at the 1st point in the #BigBeacon manifesto: A Whole New…

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Twitter Chat: Creativity in Engineering

The earliest engineers were renaissance thinkers and visionaries.  In the tradition of Leonardo daVinci, many were gifted artists as well as technical experts. Creativity as it appears (or doesn't) in engineering education and professional practice today is up for discussion on the Big Beacon Twitter chat tonight! Join us for the #BigBeacon Twitter Chat 2/27/2013 8PM EST.   We'll explore these…

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