2018 Institute

The 2018 Gedanken Institute for Problem Solving will be held in the Center for Innovation] and Growth at Baldwin Wallace University from Monday July 9th through Friday July 13th.  The classes meet each day from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Lunch and supplies are provided.

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The Institute is not a math camp, a science camp or a camp that prepares students for a specific standardized test.  It is a week-long, rigorous deep dive into a wide variety of new, challenging problems led by distinguished professor and international problem solver Dr Edwin F Meyer.  The Institute focuses on the development of problem solving skills, communication skills, teamwork, grit and determination; all characteristics that are in-demand by today’s employers.

The problems are taken from the fields of pattern recognition, operations research, risk management and probability.  Teamwork and communication skills will be emphasized.  The environment will be low-stress, fun and creative.




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