Teaching Young Engineers to Find Problems, Not Just Solve Them

Courtesy of Amos Meeks

The Lilypad scale, for wheelchair users, was developed by students at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in a class that requires them to talk to people in the community and identify their unmet needs.
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The most important thing Amos Meeks learned in engineering school was not engineering.

It was to talk to people, and to listen to them.

Now, just a year after graduating from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Mr. Meeks is the co-founder...

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