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Adaptability, risk taking, and value-making

Applications to

Work of the future
Data, systems and society
University design
Innovation ecosystems
Convergence research
Complex adaptive systems
Knowledge economy
Uncertainty and decision-making
Additive innovation
Adaptive expertise
Transformative design
Strategic engineering
Business model innovation
Engineering and curricular innovation
Social and economic change
Global engagement
Social embeddedness
Changemaking mobilization


Jan 2022 Consider submitting a paper on Competencies for Industry 4.0 and Learning Factories during the upcoming ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). Due date is March 15, 2022.

Dec 2021 In press: My book chapter with Dr. Ann McKenna on Reopening campuses: Visualizing the structure of a system problem. The chapter appears in the open access, edited volume by Springer on "Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations."

Nov 2021 Presented at the 2021 ASME's Conference, The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE): an effort to integrate a deeper understanding of the coupling between technology, society and the future.

Oct 2021 Presented at the 2021 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Envisioning Convergence in Engineering Education: Typology of content for case studies for designing the future.

Jul 2021 Have you lost track already of the world's space achievements last year and (so far) this year? Bright spots in stressful times!

Jul 2021 At the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference, July 26-29, will be presenting the Design for Future Activities (DFA) framework. Dr. Andrew Maynard and I propose an effective, innovative framework for developing content for design activities that address the challenges of the future where emerging technologies play a central role. Hope to "see" you there!

Apr 2021 Looking forward to the kind invitation to joining the Engineering and Science Education community at Clemson University on 9 April 2021, at the ASEE Graduate Seminar Exchange Program. I will be talking about "Conceptualizing faculty adaptability in enacting curricular change."

Apr 2021 Pitch Day for Changemaker Challenge is 10 April 2021. Looking forward to amazing ideas by fellow Sun Devils to lead social change in our local and global community.

Mar 2021 New school coming to The Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. This proposed new school will be on the Polytechnic campus with its prominent foci including the future of work, industry 4.0, human-machine teaming and systems engineering.

Jan 2021 Perseverance: To go the distance. To not give up! This is amazing .. Check it out! Happy 2021 everyone!

Nov 2020 Innovation Quarter @ASU: December 7th - January 8th.

Nov 2020 Looking forward to seeing ideas from Community Action Grants, Changemaker Challenge, Fall 2020. Pitch day is November 13th.

Nov 2020 Reading: The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education: "The Fifth Wave" in American higher education comprises an emerging league of colleges and universities that aspires to accelerate positive social outcomes through the seamless integration of world-class knowledge production with cutting-edge technological innovation." Michael Crow and William Dabars new book!

Oct 2020 Future Rising looks back to design for the future: "Our future is an incredibly complex system. The only way we can begin to manage this complex system is to build a sense of future-looking responsibility and agility." Andrew Maynard's new book!

Oct 2020 ASU launches new Global Futures Laboratory This laboratory draws on ASU’s deep commitment to use-inspired research. Check artcile. ISTB7 will house Global Futures. Check construction webcam!

Sep 2020 ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation for 6th year by US News and World Report.

Sep 2020 Reading: Shaping the College Curriculum: Academic Plans in Context: Lisa Lattuca and Joan Stark conceptualize curriculum development as a decision-making process in colleges and universities. "The authors define curriculum as an academic plan developed in a historical, social, and political context." Great read!

Aug 2020 A new beginning: We build a community of care together. Safe Fall 2020!

Aug 2020 Welcome to the newest college at ASU, the College of Global Futures!

Jul 2020 Reading, on adaptability and the "Road not Taken": A thorough analysis by David Orr of Robert Frost’s most famous poem: "Divided, we might say, by the road taken. Divided when the process of choosing gives way to the fact of choice."

Jul 2020 New resource: Changemakers' guide to systems thinking. Download here from Knowledgeworks

Jul 2020 Testing the Mars Helicopter Delivery System on NASA's Perseverance Rover

Jul 2020 About 3 weeks until launch. No matter where you are, you can take part in the #CountdownToMars: Join NASA for the Launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

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