Failure is a good thing

Failure is a good thing


Believe it or not, failure is actually a good thing! Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  We’ll discuss the importance of failure and more on today’s podcast with Dr. Jonathan Butcher and graduate student, Daniel Cheung.  They come to us from the Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cornell University.

We’ll cover the work Dr. Butcher and his team are doing in his lab with 3D printing, heart valves, and natural engineering.  He’ll also explain the use of stem cells and his hypothesis as to what controls them.  Dr. Butcher shares that, “We should start embracing failure for what it can teach, rather than failure as a statement of personal value.”

You can subscribe here to get this week’s episode and all of the excellent interviews we have coming up this month!

Speaking of tinkering and experimenting, check out my blog post “Igniting a Revolution- High Tech Citizen Science”.  I’ll share with you the materials and resources from the presentation I gave last week at the Bakersfield Conference on Learning Technologies.

What was the last thing you made?   

Keep on Innovating,

Steve Kurti

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