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Sep07

Using Frustration and Failure as Educational Tools

Several scientifically-based studies, such as those by Walter Mischel, Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth and others, confirm that cognitive ability (measured, for example, by IQ) is not a reliable indicator of success and achievement. How do we define success and achievement?  We look at academic indicators (like grades and test scores) or social factors (a career, […]

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Aug17

I Look Like an Engineer

If there is anything certain in the debate about why there aren’t enough women in engineering and general sciences, it is that girls see too few role models in these fields. That is not to say that the availability of STEM role models is an issue that only affects girls (soccer stars and celebrities spend […]

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