Voters approve school budget with more STEM studies.

STEM education today: A grass roots view

By Jennifer Delony You’ve seen the highlights here on the Drive for Innovation; programs across the U.S. are beginning to deliver more resources and funding to help students thrive in technology studies and deliver on an innovative future. We met Don Morgan of Brooks County High School, who strives to build an engineering program in an agriculture town, and we made

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The ‘New Apple’

By Jennifer Delony It should not be a surprise that 3-D printed couture flounced down the runway at Paris Fashion Week; at least, it would not surprise some. New Year’s predictions consistently named the printing phenomenon the hot tech ticket for 2013, and now, Big Think’s Dominic Basulto believes 3-D printing has what it takes to grab the innovation mantle and

A future in clusters: Tapping the value of teams

By Jennifer Delony Technological advancements in cloud computing and project management are fast-tracking a radical alternative team environment that may be a prominent business tactic in unlocking talent in this decade. Dave Aron with the Harvard Business Review projects that 30% of work will be performed by clusters by 2020. So what are clusters, and how can you get some? According to


Predictions for an Innovative New Year (and beyond)

Innovations in 3-D printing, personal sensors, personal computers, and data management are some of the trends that will make 2013 “a really exciting year for humanity,” according to Vivek Wadhwa in his take on the Washington Post’s “Tech trends to watch in 2013.” In his predictions, Wadhwa points to the sectors in which innovations will meet opportunity and deliver global


‘Is innovation good or bad?’

If you said, “both,” you’ve earned a gold star. Tim Kastelle of Innovation for Growth argues in Why either/or thinking is dangerous that the use of classification in complex systems must outpace the need to label the world in black and white. “Either/or thinking is very dangerous in a complex system – and, for better or worse, we live in a


Failure: ‘It’s an emotional problem’

Innovation goes hand-in-hand with failure – and the average workforce is not motivated to get up every day, go to work, and fail. So how do you address this emotional blocker to innovation and take the sting out of failure? Doug Sundheim speculates on increasing innovation in the Harvard Business Review: “define a smart failure.” “Everyone knows what success is,”


Dr. Farid Golnaraghi on STEM, Arduino and open source software

Innovation Generation, until earlier in 2012, was a spiritual cousin of  Drive for Innovation. Until the site lost sponsorship, it functioned as a place for middle-school, high-school, and early college students, teachers, parents, and mentors, promoting  STEM learning with contests and competitions as well as videos, articles, and tutorials.    Just before the site ended its run, we had a


Case study: Is beer the ultimate fuel for innovation?

Matt Galla had a serious case of engineer’s block. All he needed was the push of inspiration to be able to see a legacy design in a whole new light. Eventually, that inspiration came from an unlikely source — beer. The problem “We’ve had a business in TE Circuit Protection providing safe and reliable solutions when customers need resettable devices


How would you cope with high gas prices?

7/17/12 By Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor for Design News If gas prices reached $5, $6, or even $7 a gallon, would you respond by purchasing a hybrid? How about an electric car? Some consumers are already contemplating their responses to those questions. And the news is that alternative fuel vehicles have apparently begun creeping into the mainstream consciousness. A

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