The future of making things will be dramatically different than today’s, driven by disruption in the way we live, work, communicate, and produce and consume products. Already, products are coming to market in new ways – and that trend is accelerating.
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This month, the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) at the University of Toronto concluded a six-month engineering contest simply called The Game. The Game is a mysterious competition with the goal of “changing the world,” though its missions are not revealed until after the contestants are chosen and their teams are formed. Over the competition’s long course, student contestants receive mentorship and leadership training while developing a large-scale social project that they hope will create positive change.
The job market is notoriously shaky right now. Searching for jobs on top of all of the priorities that you have is a mentally and physically difficult, not to mention time-consuming, process. Many students are applying across the board—to academe and industry—and hoping that something good sticks. If you are one of them, you could likely use some guidance on how to juggle it all.
On April 18, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will be filled with the country’s most brilliant and creative math nerds. Nothing of the kind has been attempted before, possibly out of fear that the nation can’t handle this much awesome in a one-mile radius.