At South by Southwest this year, the Chronicle of Higher Education held its annual EDU edition of Shark Tank. They evaluated innovative ideas to turn education on its head. Ideas included a research-sharing social media site and a MOOC-like mentorship program. Find out what the Shark had to say and see if any of these ideas hit home–or fall flat. Read more here.
The Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Illinois, led by bioengineering senior Jessica Austriaco, recently inspired some chatter with their “Up” inspired talking dog collar. Their invention uses 3-D printed electrodes to read a dogs’ brain signals and translate it into vocal demands for treats and walks. Find out how here.
By the time they’re in graduate school, most people think they know what they want to do. They’re past the internship period, right? On track to research super-stardom and professorships? Nature offers a few insights as to why they should consider an industry internship. Read more here.