Dave Goldberg, emeritus professor at University of Illinois, teamed up a few years ago with Mark Sommerville of Olin College on a ground-breaking book, A Whole New Engineer. Dave also created The Big Beacon initiative, where he and his collaborators envision and implement innovations to transform engineering education. His 2016 Jack Hodgins Memorial lecture at … More Guest Blog by Brian Baetz: Mindful Engineering
Dynamic engineers are capable of abstract thinking and high-level problem solving. These Silk Road engineers succeed in teams, work well across countries and cultures, have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of communicating technical information in lay language. … More Silk Road Engineers
Who gets hired? Are you prepared for a job? How can universities better educate their students? … More Who gets hired? Are you prepared for a meaningful job?
We’re trying to grow innovators at McMaster Engineering. From our academic programs to an extracurricular innovation ecosystem, our efforts are based on improving the value that our graduates bring to society. We recognize that engineers will not be able to change the world by themselves and that diversity of thought and disciplines matters. … More History shows: Innovation requires a recipe
Often overlooked, the role of failure during experiential learning is an important aspect for a leader to consider. Success is predicated as much on learning through failure as it is on recalling success. … More Experiments in leadership: Why we fail
Leadership is difficult. There is a constant proliferation of policies and regulations, and increasing expectations regarding compliance, which leads to a need for constant conflict resolution. Who needs more stress in their life? … More Reluctant leadership: Why bother to lead?
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
In welcoming the incoming McMaster Engineering Class of 2019, I encourage our new students to use their time at our university wisely by seeking a good, productive and happy life. … More Reflection: How we can point students towards a happy, productive and good life
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?