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Firefighting is dangerous work. And naturally, training firefighters is difficult, complicated and expensive. Putting firemen trainees in front of live flames with a hose is dangerous, given the unpredictable nature of fire, and time consuming and expensive, given local, state and federal regulatory compliance. Cleaning up hazardous waste left behind imposes additional costs. In 2003, […]
This post is re-blogged from the University Innovation Fellows program website. Fellows are change leaders who foster a climate of innovation, creativity and design thinking on their campuses and beyond. The deadline for applications for the Fall 2015 cohort is May 11. Google “space for innovation” and several hundred results will show up. The difference between […]
On a beautiful fall morning at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, Scott Daigle, an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering, was watching from his dorm room as the campus came to life. Looking across the quadrangle, he noticed that everyone seemed to be making their way with ease, running to class, roller-blading, bicycling—everyone except for […]