Dr. Yiying Wu from Ohio State posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday on Reddit’s science forum, where he answers questions about his work on solar batteries. This is a great way to increase public awareness of solar battery research, and is worth checking out if you have the time.
Applying our core engineering and scientific knowledge and skills to research problems is important, but another vitally important skill to solving tough, open-ended problems, is creativity. If you haven’t seen it already, this is well worth your 20 minutes to watch:
“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. By the time they get to become adults, most kids have lost that capacity [to be wrong]. .. .they have become frightened to be wrong… the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities.”