Penalizing failure encourages students to be risk averse and cut corners. … More Failing To Learn By Fearing Failure
Cultural differences are merely challenges that can be overcome. Once we adopt the will to understand our differences, we will be able to finds ways to overcome our challenges. The outcomes will no longer be problematic. Then, we will kneel when we must, stand when appropriate, and bow when suitable. It’s as simple as that. … More Understanding
How can one go to war with someone you have broken bread, discussed literature and culture, worked shoulder to shoulder? … More Knowing and Understanding Our World
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
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?
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
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
There’s a difference between information and knowledge, and also between knowledge and understanding. … More Information ≠ Knowledge ≠ Understanding