[REDACTED]: Fail boldly

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Often, we credit universities for being an area for students to succeed. We see it every day: students being recognized for their accomplishments, faculty being given plaudits for achieving great success in their field, etc. But we forget that universities, and the educational system itself, are based on the idea of failing safely. Unlike any […]

Having a light bulb moment at my summer job

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Thomas Edison is most famous for the invention of the lightbulb. And while the attribution isn’t exactly correct – Edison didn’t create the lightbulb, but rather designed a long-lasting, usable filament – his contributions are no less significant. Commenting on his pursuit of a working filament, which required the testing of many different materials, Edison […]