Technology of the Future and Design Thinking

Technology of the Future and Design Thinking

Imagine a future where tiny robots carry medicine directly to a cancer tumor in the body, completely destroying the tumor with no toxic side effects. That is the promise of nanotechnology as applied to medicine and biotechnology — a new

Creativity is the Nature of Science

Creativity is the Nature of Science

Wading through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), one cannot help but notice the references to creativity.   The NGSS guide us along the paths of eight understandings about the nature of science, one of which is “Science is a

Creativity and Education

Creativity and Education

In January 2014, the family of jazz great Max Roach donated his papers to the Library of Congress.  One of the items on display was his childhood report card.  Roach was a D student in music!  Those Ds, however, did

Creating community to serve the poor

Creating community to serve the poor

A Maltese priest, Father Alex Busuttil, works primarily with single mothers and their children in the “old” and “new” settlements in Alto Cayma, a mountainous enclave on the outskirts of Arequipa, Peru. Through mutual respect, flexibility and the courage to

Characteristics of Creative People

Characteristics of Creative People

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his landmark study, Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, identified several prominent characteristics of creative people  He defines creativity as “any act, idea or product that changes an existing domain (e.g., science, art, music), or that transforms an