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February 08th 2016:Student Power and Light: Hidden Keys to Transforming Higher Ed

When conversations turn to reforming or transforming higher education, weighty tomes are written, groups of faculty & administrators assemble, and new plans are made and executed, often without consulting or involving a single student. In recent times, business has gotten better at listening to the "voice of the customer," and in higher ed the student is customer, product, process, and precious all rolled into one. It would seem that involving, and engaging students more in their own learning would be a more urgent priority than it has been. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg explores this si

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Athena Lin

Athena Lin is a junior studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She believes in the power of student voices to effectuate change in higher education. She is a student advocate for Big Beacon and chair of Students for a Whole New Education (SWNE), which is an initiative launched to empower students to become change agents in engineering education and higher education, more generally. SWNE aims to bring together students from around the world who are united by the challenges they face in an education system that resists change. Athena hopes to encourage students to reflect on their education and create opportunities for them to challenge t
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Tyler Lindow

Tyler Lindow is a senior undergraduate student studying NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego. Immersed in the push to make engineering education more interdisciplinary, he is currently researching the effects of interdisciplinarity on the identities of students studying nano-engineering. In the summer of 2015, he participated in the Engineering Education Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA and looked at undergraduate students’ conceptions of engineering design. His larger interests lie in the design of purposeful, reflective, and interest-driven learning experiences. While he is currently living in San Diego for s
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