|Bernie Roth in conversation with Tina Seelig
Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.
In 1971, when mechanical engineer Bernie Roth created his “Designer in Society” class at Stanford, he wanted to encourage students to examine and take control of their lives—to get them to stop thinking about the possibilities and start actually doing. Today, Roth teaches the class at one of the world’s leading centers for innovation, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school), where he is the academic director and one of the founders. In The Achievement Habit, Roth shares the remarkable insights and concepts he has built over the past 40 years to help readers realize the true power we all have within us.
Bernie Roth graduated from the City College of New York (CCNY) with a degree in mechanical engineering. He earned his master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Columbia. In 2012, Columbia University’s Engineering School Alumni Association awarded him with the prestigious Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement. He is a founder and the Academic Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school) at Stanford University and the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering.
Dr. Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University School of Engineering, and the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She also teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the d.school. She has written 16 books and educational games, including What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity.
Happy New Year 2019!