This recent Fast Company article is a pretty interesting piece about how the sciences (STEM) continue to have a growing impact on the education, workforce and economy of the future. What I find especially interesting is that not all of the professions require a full bachelors degree to be a part of the STEM economy. [...]
Traditional thought would suggest coffee is fuel for the brain and alcohol is its opposite. However, I recently read this post which suggests that when it comes to creativity – both coffee and beer can play an important role. When the caffeine from coffee is consumed it blocks adenosine receptors, which tricks our brains into [...]
Just had to share this. Technology does a great job of separating and isolating us from meaningful interactions but this has novelty and meaning.
Interesting numbers in this recent Scientific American piece about laboratory safety. It reports that “86% of the roughly 2,400 scientists who responded to a recent survey believe their labs are safe places to work. Yet, just under half had experienced injuries ranging from animal bites to chemical inhalation, and large fractions noted frequent lone working, [...]
I’ve recently found some really interesting stories/videos about transforming schools through art. Here’s a strong piece about a pilot project in a tough Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, Orchard Gardens Pilot School. The school was one of Boston’s 12 poorest performing schools but has made significant progress just two years after it was designated a “turnaround [...]
It’s always entertaining to see the biggest events framing the next college graduates lives. If you’re unfamiliar, Beloit College has been releasing a College Mindset List every year since 1998, providing a look at the cultural touchstones shaping the lives of students entering college this fall. The list was originally created as a reminder to [...]
SCUP has provided a good overview of the immediate impacts the sequestration will have on higher education. The initial impacts will be on research funding, financial aid and college prep students. The long range impacts will affect our nation’s research capabilities, innovation and the knowledge talent. Sequestration Blues We’ve collected some of the most recent [...]
This is really a fascinating video from the University of Minnesota that shows the research it has put forth regarding learning environments and the importance of active learning. Take a minute to watch the video – you’ll see a rigorous process and outcomes.
I had to re-post this interesting article about whether or not the lecture is dead in higher education. I am not sure how many great lecturers there are on campuses around the country, but there needs to be more. Take a moment to read “Is The Lecture Dead?” by Richard Gunderman for The Atlantic. Here [...]
I recently found some really interesting research on the classroom environment’s impacts on students and learning. Here is a Fast Company summary: Study Shows How Classroom Design Impacts Students Learning. If you want to see the research behind the summary, here is the full paper: ScienceDirect.com – Building and Environment – Comparison of environmental and [...]
Brett McQuillan - 14 Jun 2013
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architectrix - 05 Jun 2013
To keep learning and to keep teaching and to keep listening and to keep tal...
Yemm & Hart Ltd - 03 Jun 2013
"Personally" - to bring "heart" into everything I do. ~ Deborah Hart Yemm
Iryna - 28 May 2013
Hi all team of Cannon Design! I have visited your office on Doors Open eve...
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...