Whole-Brain Engineering

Whole-brain engineering combines analytical and creative skills to tackle global challenges

On October 8, 2017, Dean Julio M. Ottino delivered the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education Lecture at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The 2017 Gordon Prize honors Dean Ottino’s development and implementation of Whole-Brain Engineering, a reimagining of engineering education that integrates left-brain thinking (analysis, logic, synthesis, and math) with right-brain thinking (intuition, metaphorical thought, and creative problem solving) to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Discover the world of nexus thinking

In this provocative and visually striking book, Julio Mario Ottino and Bruce Mau offer a guide for navigating the intersections of art, technology, and science.