Physics is Tough but Girls are Tougher

High Tech High Heels is an organization that I have proudly been a part of since 2008. Every summer, this organization hosts a physics camp specifically for girls. These  camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment, all with the over arching objective of […]

Pioneer Woman vs. the Mop: Rethinking Old Designs

When is simple good enough? Read about my battle with the mop, and some questions for design thinking for our students.

What is Design? Design is Creativity Unleashed

Design is Creativity Unleashed

Can you teach creativity in design? YES! By providing opportunity for students to learn to construct their own problems and to become comfortable with ambiguity all within an environment that fosters independent resourcefulness, a student can develop creativity. If we want to educate engineers to be expert designers, it is best to start this process early so that it becomes an adaptive expertise.