Linda Freeman: Engaging, Educating, Empowering

Lead Change Blog

Educating Others. but when I chose to nominate her for this award, I did so because week after week when I read her blogs and see her other activities on social media, I am struck by the way she channels her engineering background and intellect into changing lives for the better.

Impact of Process Tampering on Variation (Experiment), presented at Engineering Education Conference

Deming Institute

Guest post by Mustafa Shraim , ASQ Fellow and Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Management, Ohio University. The aim of the experiment was to introduce the concept of tampering to engineering students at the undergraduate level.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

I told my Middle Eastern parents that I wouldn''t be pursuing the traditional routes of doctor, lawyer, or engineer and left home to pursue a degree and work in education. Risk: From students to self-made education. I was curious: could I create my own education ?

International Travel as Education, Adventure and Service

Chris Brady

I consider it a facet of my lifelong, self-directed educational process, and therefore priceless.

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Bernard Roth: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. His most recent activities have moved him more strongly into experiences that enhance peoples’ creative potential through the educational process. Bernie Roth is the Rodney H. A longtime veteran of the Stanford design scene, he first came to the Stanford Design Division faculty in 1962.

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How To Disrupt the Tech World

Mills Scofield

From how I was raised through my education and my career at Bell Labs and AT&T, I never felt any gender bias. Freshman Engineers designing radial keyboard for the communication impaired (e.g., STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; STEAM = STEM + [Art + Design].

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An Animated Look at Scientific Illustration

Mills Scofield

It's Science, Technology, Engineering (how the body works in the case of biological systems) and Math. Through her STEAM Stories blog series, she hopes to bring together a community of passionate STEAM do-ers to inspire future interdisciplinary work in hobby, education, and industry.

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Integrating Design Theory & the Scientific Process

Mills Scofield

This is Hanna''s story of how she''s working to create a common language to integrate design thinking with science and engineering. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. My educational system created silos between the different disciplines.

Can You Manage Your Website’s SEO Strategy?

Strategy Driven

Whether you choose to build your own site or employ a specialist to do it for you, all your efforts will be in vain if you don’t get your website to the top of the search engine rankings.

Encouraging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

Curious Cat

I addressed a similar question in: Future Engineers and Scientists , which provides many details on this question. The advantages of gaining science, technology, engineering and math skills (STEM) are fairly well known. Career Science ASQ Influential Voices engineering

Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail

Harvard Business Review

Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and risk tolerance; engineers, mathematicians, and health care workers typically aren’t. Consider, for example, the ideal attributes of a civil engineer building an interstate bridge near your home. Do you picture a risk-tolerant engineer who is highly comfortable with uncertainty, or one who tends to prefer mathematical certainly? Entrepreneurship Education Digital ArticleJeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images.

What Happens if You Try Taking Risk & Dealing With Uncertainty?

Mills Scofield

The class was called Iterative Design of Retail Value Propositions and Experiences - a blend of design and engineering. I never took courses related to business nor art, as I concentrated in cognitive science and education studies. Culture Education Leadership Strategy

KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

They will develop engineering and math skills while learning a simple, clean energy technology to generate electricity. Earth Day Network Education energy Hollywood Central elementary School KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project KidsZone Light of Future School 1 youth leadership

John Medina: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders. He has spent most of his professional life as a private research consultant, working primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on research related to mental health. He holds joint affiliate faculty appointments [.].

11 TED Talks by brilliant women in STEM

First Friday Book Synopsis

As you already know, there have been hundreds of books and articles published in recent years about the barriers that many women face when pursuing an education and then a career in what collectively is call the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Hybrid Jobs Call for Hybrid Education

Harvard Business Review

But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and marketing automation manager. Education Career planning Digital Article

How the Imagined “Rationality” of Engineering Is Hurting Diversity — and Engineering

Harvard Business Review

Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the memo that former Google engineer James Damore was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board? Research we’ve conducted shows that while most people don’t share Damore’s views, male engineers are more likely to. ” Students are taught engineering purity, Cech found , so their commitment to public welfare declines significantly over the course of their engineering education.

Tech Comm Writers, Ensure Google Notices You: Capitalize on Organic SEO

Strategy Driven

How can technical communicators optimize their technical documentation search engine rankings and get noticed by Google? If there are webpages that describe who are considered to be beginner users, intermediate users, and advanced users, inserting hyperlinks to the keywords to and from the documents would effectively increase the number of internal links within your site and enhance Google’s indexing for search engine ranking.

The Renaissance We Need in Business Education

Harvard Business Review

Having taught at five business schools over several decades and served as Dean of two, I have come to a conclusion: The educational institutions where our future business leaders are being trained must be recalibrated and transformed dramatically. Business education today is anachronistic in both how it is conducted and what its content focuses on. As originally conceived, they were institutions of practical education. We must educate a new generation of renaissance leaders.

Can Technology Reinvent Education?

Harvard Business Review

Editor's note: This post is part of a three-week series examining educational innovation and technology, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Most education leaders were stumped, in part, because many of the technological advances we take for granted were still to come. It's time to think systemically about the long standing barriers to school improvement and education reform. Education Innovation Technology

Emerging-Market Engineers Power Global Innovation

Harvard Business Review

From this list, some readers may infer that innovation is largely the realm of engineers and scientists working in developed countries for large companies, assuming that innovators from countries such as India and China don''t matter after all.

America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Models

Harvard Business Review

If we could only put the same level of resources into inspiring girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that we do into discovering America's Next Top Model , the chance wouldn't seem so remote. At the very least, the proportion of STEM professionals who are female—currently, in engineering, a paltry 11 percent—would grow. They tinker and use tools, and take apart things like lawnmower engines and hairdryers to learn how they work.

Leadership Lessons from Nine-Year-Olds

In the CEO Afterlife

All true, but the element I’d overlooked happened to be the core principle of every educational institution – the opportunity to learn. Diversity is said to be the world’s engine of enlightenment. Leadership Life academics children Diversity Education Mentoring teaching Vision

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Reverse Innovation Starts with Education

Harvard Business Review

Reverse innovation is also a significant learning opportunity for students in engineering. Engineering graduates are good at solving problems. Engineers have an opportunity to reframe the problem space and identify a whole new set of problems if they ask this question: How do we engineer and design products to solve the world ’s toughest challenges? Education Innovation Technology

A System for the Soft Side of Leadership

EnLeadership

I’m talking about areas of formal or informal education like science, medicine, manufacturing, engineering, business and others during which process they probably did NOT learn much about bringing out the best in people!

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Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

Back then, the vast majority of Akamai’s 100 engineering staff had been recruited directly from MIT and other top universities. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership.

How to Educate More Creative Problem-Solvers

Harvard Business Review

This challenge has been especially difficult at the entry levels of science and engineering. The problem, of course, is education. K-12 science education has traditionally focused on memorizing discrete facts rather than understanding larger concepts and how they are connected to one another to create the exciting "big ideas." A deep concern about the quality of science instruction in public schools led us to make major investments in pre-college science education.

The Next Digital Revolution in Education? Grading.

Harvard Business Review

It seems that you can't go anywhere these days without seeing a new pretender to a digital revolution in education. It follows Stanford University's digital education initiatives and the start-ups it has spawned, CourseRA and Udacity. One has graduated and the other is still going through the University of Toronto's engineering program. The information is part of the natural activity of education, eliminating waste, not simply expense. Education Innovation

Teaching Students How to Use Better Management Practices

Curious Cat

Use quality practices to improve education. Edwards Deming Institute Education Conference is being held next month in Seattle. I sat in on my first formal education on quality management practices when I was in high school (a seminar my father was giving to the City of Madison).

Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators

Harvard Business Review

one widely acknowledged indicator of a crisis in the making appeared in 1983, with the release of “ A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” One approach that has proven to be successful in recent years consists of targeted partnerships between business and education. In addition to programs like LATI’s, there are many other types of business/education initiatives, which focus on everything from agriculture to cybersecurity.

I Don't Know

Mills Scofield

” A Brown education is being challenged to discern exactly what you don’t know. How will we alleviate income inequality and improve education? Brown University Commencement Address Culture Education Ethnography Innovation Leadership Public Service Questioning Social Impact

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Hire a Great Chinese Engineer by Impressing His Girlfriend's Mom

Harvard Business Review

I thought hiring good engineers would be easy when I launched my startup, Julu Mobile , in Shanghai in early 2011. After all, China produces 600,000 engineering graduates each year, and as a former Google product manager I thought knew how to attract them.

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To Move the World, Show, Don't Tell

Mills Scofield

We run a summer fellowship that immerses young diaspora leaders in Manila’s social sector - then launches them back into their global communities to engineer this reconnection at scale. Collectively, they build a new picture of what American education can be.

To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

Harvard Business Review

Without the ability to create knowledge through quality education, the sustainability of Africa’s new-found optimism remains questionable. In quality and quantity, tertiary education in Africa needs to be fixed. Despite secondary-school enrollment increasing by 48% from 2000 to 2008 , access to university education remains severely limited. s 21 million ) in its four-year tertiary education system. Education drives technology. Economy Education Technology

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10 Ways to Get More Video Views | StrategyDriven

Strategy Driven

Everspark Interactive (ESI) is a full-service, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Agency specialized in getting their clients’ websites to rank in the top position on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Everspark Interactive was founded in June 2009 by internationally-known Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert, Jason Hennessey and 20-year marketing veteran, Chris Watson.

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Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

My uncle pushes engineering. Educating myself about the fall of the Roman Empire may not provide direct, transferable skills to the corporate office, the quirky startup, or any particular field of work.

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Educate Everyone About Second-Generation Gender Bias

Harvard Business Review

They had good reasons for this behavior: Experienced engineers were hard to find, and time constraints pressured leaders to fill roles quickly.

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What a Mechanical Shark Can Teach Us About Leadership and Innovation

Leading Blog

He could have bawled out the engineers and technicians behind the mechanical prop, demanding that they somehow find a way to carry out his vision. O NE RECENT EVENING, exhausted after a long day of work, I collapsed into bed and turned on the television.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Collective Genius shows how Bill Coughran, Google’s then senior vice president of engineering, created an environment where engineers could figure out on their own how to best address the company’s massive storage challenges in 2006. Read more from Harvard Business School Executive Education: How to Spot a Liar.

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What to Do When You Have a Dysfunctional Team Member - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM KELLOGG EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

Read more from Kellogg Executive Education: How “Brainwriting” Can Get Better Ideas Out of Your Team. The bottom line: Think of the delta member of your team as a “check your engine” light. With Kellogg’s Executive Education Program. Be a team player: let Kellogg Executive Education teach you to be a better team member and leader. By Leigh Thompson, J.

GPS Your Career Presentation Featured at GirlWorks Website

ReImagine Work

” “Over 300 women scientists, engineers, educators, and other professionals attended the second annual 2014 Inspiring Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Conference in October in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Exploring Complex Problems Using Systems Thinking

Deming Institute

Related: Dr. Russell Ackoff Webcast on Systems Thinking – Deming 101: Understanding Systems – Feedback Loops in Systems Thinking – The Future is Engineering. education systems thinking government problem solving

What The Boss Can Teach Us About Life, Harmony & Impact

Mills Scofield

Springsteen has always been insistent and clear--with his band, producers, engineers, and audiences--about the sounds inside his head that he’s trying to recreate. Bruce Springsteen Culture Education Innovation Leadership Stew Friedman Women in Business Work Life Balance Work Life Fit