Merits of Materials Science

This post is intended for perspective employers and meant to convince the reader why a materials scientist would be a valuable asset to any interdisciplinary engineering team.  So let me start with an introduction. Materials science is broadly the study of connections and interrelationships between...
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Lessons from Castalia (Part III)

Part I & Part II The full essay can be found under “Andrew Schultz” on the menu bar. Part III re-imagines current educational institutes to serve more comprehensive goals. Part III                 It is instructive here to consider the Castalia of Greek mythology.  Castalia was...
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Terribly Terrific Teaching

The readings this week offered some valuable advice on how to develop an effective teaching mindset. Admittedly, most of it seemed rather intuitive – not because I’m a particularly talented teacher – but because I’ve been privileged to experience high quality teaching throughout my academic...
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New Tech, Same Principles

Technology is continuously evolving. Computational and communication capabilities have seen particularly fast growth. Universities and higher education faculty have naturally had to adapt to the new technologies – as they have always done. Understandably, it takes some time for new technologies to permeate large institutions...
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Gaming the System

This week’s readings were awesome.  I especially enjoyed the discussions about the educational benefits of video games (and only partly because it helps justify how many I play).  The most powerful idea that I came across was that a truly excellent educational curriculum doesn’t require...
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