On October 13th, 2015, Dr Meyer and Sam Schwab presented a 1:45 long problem-solving, team-building exercise to 75 scientists and engineers at Steris Corporation at their annual meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Cleveland.
On December 9th 2014, Dr Meyer and Baldwin Wallace student Sam Schwab presented a one-day problem solving workshop for 60 executives at Rockwell Automation. Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people and serves customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. The Fortune 500 company reported $6.35 billion in sales during fiscal 2013. Here is what the leader of the group wrote to me after the presentation.
Last week was a great experience for my team. They really enjoyed the opportunity to take a day out for personal/professional development.
I appreciate all the work you did to fine tune your presentation to Rockwell Automation.
Glenn G. Goldney
In February 2014, Professor Ed Meyer of Baldwin Wallace University, Raja Sooriamurthi of Carnegie Mellon University and Nick Falkner of the University of Adelaide presented a problem solving workshop at the SIGSCE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Annual Conference in Atlanta. An attendee wrote:
What a gold mine of ideas! Thank you! One of the best workshops that I have ever attended.
On Tuesday October 1st 2013, Dr Ed Meyer was the after-dinner speaker for the CWRU Entrepreneurship club at the famous Peter B. Lewis Building. The topic was Developing Problem Solving Skills to Succeed in Business.
In August 2013, Dr Ed Meyer presented the plenary lecture at the Google-Sponsored CS4HS (Computer Science for High School) Conference held at Rutgers University. The presentation was on immersing problem solving skills throughout the curriculum. The one-day conference consisted of Dr Meyer’s three-hour workshop in the morning and then of 20-minute presentations and a poster session in the afternoon. Here is a note from the organizers after the conference:
Thank you SO much for helping to make our workshop at Rutgers a TOTAL success!!! All of the evaluations were glowing!
Our workshop last year was top-notch! But this year, we outdid ourselves!!!! We are extremely grateful for your willingness to spend time with our teachers. I know that it is not asking you for just three hours of your time. This is a very busy time of the year and a three-hour presentation takes at least 3 times that time to prepare. Thank you.
I hope your academic year is very rewarding!!!
Fran and Lars
On May 8th, 2015 Baldwin Wallace University and the Gedanken Institute for Problem Solving hosted a Family Problem Solving Night in the Center for Innovation and Growth. The event was organized by Ed Meyer and Meridith Witt With the help of members of the Baldwin Wallace University Problem Solving Club.
A splendid time was had by all. BWU Students Seth Chamberlain and Nolan Sordyl put together a 4.5 minute video of the event:
Here is the application for the 2015 Gedanken Summer Institute for Problem Solving.
If you have any questions, please call Dr Ed Meyer at the University at: