Gregory Washington
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A Revival of the Renaissance | Gregory Washington | TEDxOrangeCoast (English)

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. "Unprecedented change, unprecedented challenges and unprecedented competition require an unprecedented restructuring of our higher education system.” says Gregory Washington. In this talk he shares with us the new dynamics required to train the students of the new renaissance era.

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Gregory Washington, an engineer educator extraordinaire, is innovatively educating the next generation of engineers. As Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Dean for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California Irvine, he initiated and helped design an experiential learning platform for engineering students beginning at the first year where they are exposed to real world projects and entrepreneurship.

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He is an international researcher and global educator most recently instructing an international class of students at Peking University in Beijing China introducing them to the next generation of intelligent materials and systems. Professor Washington is a renowned speaker on the subjects of STEM and the concept of innovating educational experiences for today’s student. He is a master at eloquently explaining to his audiences the concept of global grand challenges in a way that inspires students, parents and educators to take notice and provokes them to action

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