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Overthinking Kills Creative Materials Engineering

11/1/2023 · Interviewed by Eleanor Wyllie ·
André Schleife doesn’t just talk the talk. He jumps into action, bringing STEM education to underrepresented groups and teaching outside the box. The airplane enthusiast explains why you shouldn’t overthink your next steps and why he designed a machine-learning class focused on bowties.
“While diversity and inclusivity are important in wider society, we can directly address how to work toward a more diverse student population through our departmental efforts, too.” — André Schleife