• Three Reasons Why These Are Exciting Times to Be in Education

      Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land… Your old road is rapidly agin’ Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin’ Bob Dylan, 1962 Dylan’s lyrics are as true today as they were in the ‘60s. In our daily busywork, we can easily [...]

  • Three Reasons Why Ideas Matter

    Ideas are the source of all things. Plato There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas Paula Poundstone Since the [...]

  • Rethinking Engineering Education: The Olin College of Engineering Story

    The National Academy of Engineering details four 21st Century Grand Challenges: global security, health, sustainability, and the joy of living. In all levels of education and academic disciplines, the educational implications require preparing students early in their programs for integrative systems thinking across academic disciplines, political boundaries, and time zones. This means assessing and reinventing [...]