On the Leading Edge of Higher Ed: Richard Miller

“Not only do we need to teach applied science, math, and calculus but also what a patent is and how you make money from these ideas. We need to teach how to work in a team. I don’t know of a company that hires people and pays them for answering multiple choice tests and not talking to their neighbors.”

–Richard Miller, Olin College of Engineering

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  1. “applications first, equations second”: it’s true, if all we did was memorize libraries of equations, we would be robots or libraries; it seems more directing and useful to have a real world purpose or problem to solve or problems to solve, if possible, free of (scope-limiting) government initiatives; then we become personally & strongly motivated to sift through the libraries of equations and through trial and error, intuition, experience, etc, complete our task, and find the unique answer/set of equations/set of solutions to best address the problem; accomplishment is then observable, measurable


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