2016 Family Problem Solving Night!

The 2016 Gedenken Institute Family Problem Solving Night will be presented by Meridith Witt, Edwin Meyer and members of the Baldwin Wallace University Problem Solving Club on Friday April 29th in the Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG) at Baldwin Wallace University.

The event will start at 7:00 pm and end at about 9:00 pm.

We would love for you join us. The activities and games we will be doing are accessible to active minds from age 8 to 88! Bring your family and friends to form your team for the events of the competition.

A video from last year’s event is below.

Message Meridith  (mwitt@bw.edu) to RSVP and with any questions.

We hope to see you all there!

Lutheran West Senney Honors Academy

On Friday March 18th, 2016, Ed Meyer, Meridith Witt, with the help of Kaylee Yuhas and Brandon Shipley presented a two-hour problem-solving competition at the Senney Honors Academy at Lutheran West High School.  The Dean of the Honors Academy, Becky Slack, remarked, “My students are still talking about how much fun it was. I love to watch them challenge themselves.”  The students were certainly up to the challenge, solving problems in topology, operations research and logic.  A couple of pictures  front the event are shown below.

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Rockwell Automation

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.

 

Dear Ed,

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.

 

Thank you,

Glenn G. Goldney

SIGSCE Problem Solving Workshop

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.

 

CS4HS at Rutgers University

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:

Hello Ed

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