NYTimes: Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)

Roughly 40 percent of students planning engineering and science majors end up switching to other subjects or failing to get any degree. http://nyti.ms/sZ5v5J Sent from my iPhone

Maker Faire: Mad science for the masses

via csmonitor.com Nice article by James Turner.

new Forbes blog on Maker Movement

Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: Keith Hammond <khammond@oreilly.com>Date: October 27, 2011 11:51:19 AM PDTTo: Makermedia <makermedia@oreilly.com>Subject: new Forbes blog on Maker Movement Nice, Forbes just launched a new blog by… Continue reading

Pittsburgh mini Maker Faire Today

See the full gallery on Posterous I’m at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum for the Mini Maker Faire today. It’s also the opening of the museum’s new MakeShop. It’s a beautiful day and there’s… Continue reading


See the full gallery on Posterous On a wet night in DC, I passed the tents of OccupyDC and then in the next block passed a Wells Fargo branch. OccupyDC versus Hello DC… Continue reading

Project Make class: part math, part science, part art @make

via pressdemocrat.com I’m really happy to see the Project Make class. Teacher Casey Shea deserves a ton of credit for making this class happen with the right kind of enthusiasm for students.

Trailer Treehouse in LA

via laimyours.com Now this is a treehouse!

Eulogy for My Father

Frank P. Dougherty (1926-2011) I gave this eulogy for my father at his funeral on October 1, 2011 in Louisville, KY.   Frank Dougherty, 85.   Did my Father ever break 85 on the golf… Continue reading

A World of Making

The comment below from a 13 year old from Pakistan was added to my “All of Us Are Makers” TED talk, showing the worldwide appeal of making. Sep 8 2011: Hi, I’m 13 and… Continue reading

Pirates’ Strong Showing in Berlin Elections Surprises Even Them

I think this is an exciting development.  Pieces of Eight! From the New York Times — http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/world/europe/in-berlin-pirates-win-8-9-percent-of-vote-in-regional-races.html Memo From Berlin Pirates’ Strong Showing in Berlin Elections Surprises Even Them Hannibal Hanschke/European Pressphoto Agency… Continue reading