Design thinking involves repetition that can lead to a winning idea or solution. It’s when you get an iPhone, Lego blocks, Airbnb, a Swiss Army knife, a foot activated car door, or the recipe for the perfect home–baked flourless chocolate cake. Yum! … More What is design thinking?
One thing is certain. Our alumni are on top of innovation and leading change. I’m convinced that we’re educating just the engaged citizen scholars who are transforming our world through the real innovations that they are catalyzing and developing. … More Bringing innovation home
We are committed improving student learning by overcoming the constraints that history and culture have placed on us. Why? Because of our mission: To educate engaged citizen scholars who will transform our world. … More Learning to learn, teaching to teach
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
My advice to incoming students this fall semester? Seek a university that is multicultural, where teaching is not just text based, which facilitates self directed learning, and keeps improving its community spaces and information technology infrastructure to allow students to collaborate. … More Students Today and Jobs Tomorrow
Wicked problems confronting us include climate change, international drug trafficking, refugee resettlement, the emerging Zika virus pandemic, terrorism and war, food security, better healthcare, assisted dying and social equity. The solution to any one of these problems, say refugee resettlement, requires the solution of a host of other interconnected problems. … More Let’s solve wicked problems
We say, select engineering as a career if you want to become an engaged citizen scholar who wishes to transform the world. … More Why select engineering as a profession
To help students ride the waves of disruption, we must better prepare them to compete through their contributions towards innovation. … More Rigour, content and testing: Will that help drive innovation?
Engaged students become engaged citizens. They live and work with a driving passion to improve the wellbeing of our world. … More Be yourself, everyone else is already taken
The challenges of the 21st century demand more than just technical expertise. The complex problems facing our world require people who are creative and can think critically, form strong collaborative relationships, and who are skilled communicators and contribute towards leadership. … More What’s the point of an engineering education?