Category Archive for: Education

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    Importance of Desire

    If you desire to be an innovator, inventor, or entrepreneur, my blog will be dedicated to helping you learn how. I will be working hard to format my blog in a storytelling format. So, let us start. Today’s blog is about desire. Nothing happens without establishing a deep desire inside of you. Your first quest…

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    Taking R&D from Inventionland into the Classroom

    Who would have thought that a couple decades in research and development would one day turn into interactive, STEM-education-based coursework that prepares students with a valuable skill set for both college and the professional world? Well, that’s just one of the incredible things about inventing. A single, successful idea can launch into many others. Recently,…

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    Hymen Lipman: Creator of the Attached-Eraser Pencil

    You’d be challenged to find an invention that didn’t start as a pencil scrawling, whether on a napkin or notepad or envelope. The pencil, with its familiar scent and nostalgia, persists as a practical and invaluable tool to creators of all types today. But who thought up the very idea from which so many other…

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    Resolutions for a Creative Year

    A new calendar year is an excellent opportunity to restructure, rebalance and reset. What creative breakthroughs, innovations, and victories did you reach in 2015? What would you like to accomplish in 2016? It’s important to survey progress and set both realistic and challenging goals for yourself. Here are a few techniques to stimulate creative energy…

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    Top Inventions of 2015

    There’s no doubt that 2015 was a year of progress and innovation in technology. From health to safety to luxury, big ideas are changing our status quo. Here are some new inventions that I’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming year. Nima by 6SensorLabs A large percentage of the population suffers from celiac…

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    Radical Thinkers: Big Ideas No One Wanted

    Big ideas challenge the status quo and threaten the fabric of “how we’ve always done it” and “the way it is.” For this reason, radical thinking is often met with skepticism, suspicion, and bold opposition. New perspectives and theories are critical to our development as a society, however, as the following pioneers have demonstrated throughout…

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    Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor You Should Know

    We have Sir Tim Berners-Lee to thank for quite a lot. From search engines to social media, Berners-Lee’s invention has served as a powerful central platform for so many of today’s innovations. Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web. He was born in England in 1955 to parents involved in the development of…

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    Engineering Cheer: Innovations of the Holidays

    The holiday season brings the reemergence of beloved familiar artifacts: festive treasures back from the basement, out of the holiday box in the attic, and in so many shop windows. Can you imagine the holidays without candy canes and tinsel? Take some time this season, as you enjoy a cup of cheer, to consider the…

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    Brain Hygiene: 3 Tips to Take Care of Your Creativity

    Limit social media The average person spends nearly 2 hours per day browsing across 5 social media platforms. Users check notifications, curate and share content, and interact with one another. Many people rely on media-rich content platforms like Facebook and Twitter for global and local news, culture, and community. So, what’s the problem? For some,…

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    Inventor You Should Know: Peter Muller-Munk

    Berlin-born and Pittsburgh-based designer and inventor Peter Muller-Munk has been posthumously honored with an exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The exhibit details his industrial design career and includes his best known products, like the Normandie pitcher and the Waring waterfall blender. Muller-Munk immigrated to the United States in 1926, pre-Depression era, where he…