Innovation matters more and more. Educators should train themselves and educate their students to answer a critical question before ideas are explored. “Who cares?” … More “Who cares?” Basis of innovation
Here’s a shoutout to the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 Team. This is a group of engaged students who are innovators in approaching and solving problems. … More Teaching innovation
Rule of Three: Pick three things to do well: #family, #engagement, #innovation … More The Rule of Three: Optimism, Satisfaction and Joy
There’s a difference between information and knowledge, and also between knowledge and understanding. … More Information ≠ Knowledge ≠ Understanding
The more transparent leaders are the more effective they become. Their actions encourage much higher engagement of the talent in their organizations than would otherwise have been possible. … More How (Un)Common is Transparent Leadership?
Whether or not you wish to pursue a doctoral degree can ultimately be a lifestyle choice. Either choice can lead to a meaningful and rewarding career. If you want a Ph.D. credential then pursue it for the right reasons. … More So you (don’t?) want a Ph.D. degree?
We face a crisis. To reflect the diversity of our world, our profession requires more women engineers, as engineering faculty members or in engineering jobs. It is simply the right thing to do. Broadly, there is only a single woman engineer practising for every four men. Therefore, the case for more women engineers can be … More Why we need more women in engineering
Since manufacturing produces larger dollar returns and generates more jobs than any other form of economic activity, this sector has the greatest potential to increase workforce size, fatten paycheques and improve global competitiveness. … More Investing in advanced manufacturing is on target
Of course, beauty and value lie in the eye of the beholder. Guinness World Records puts a market price of a billion U.S. dollars for the Mona Lisa. What is the value of a university education, such as one we provide through McMaster Engineering? … More Eyeing Value: The Mona Lisa and a University Education
By studying gravitational waves, it might become possible tot understand the early universe. After fourteen or so billion years, wouldn’t that be something? … More John Mayer, Gravity, Gravitational Waves and Spacetime