Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Care and Nurturing of Young Engineers and Inventors

For those who know, love, and mentor young engineers:

But despite all the interest in increasing the pool of American engineers here in the U.S., most non-engineering professionals are downright ignorant went it comes to knowing how to cultivate talent and even how to recognize it. We don't think it's on purpose. It's usally due to the tyranny of our thinking styles.

Some resource and reading links for the young inventor / engineer you know and love:

Lemelson Inventor of the Week Archive

Hoagies' Kids & Teens: Physics and Mechanics
Nurturing an Inventive Spirit - Handbook for Teachers pdf
Prism Magazine - American Association for Engineering Education
Child as Learner, Critic, Inventor, and Technology Design Parter pdf
How to Nurture Young Inventors
ENTP: Inventor-Rational Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Animal Planet: Chasing Nature

Eide Neurolearning Blog: Dyslexic Engineers
Eide Neurolearning Blog: The Autism and Engineer Hypothesis

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  1. Anonymous12:28 AM


    A higher quality, tiny bit longer, and legal version of the Dilbert video clip.

  2. Ohhhh..thanks for all the links! I'm going to check them out!

  3. Anonymous6:12 PM

    Check out the creative problem solving programs from Destination Imagination.org. Small teams of students work to solve technical and creative challenges. New challenges are published each year. Teams compete at regional tournaments and can advance to statewide and national competitions.

    My little inventor guy just lives for DI.