Andy Weir is best known for his novel, The Martian, that is "the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years", according to The Wall Street Journal and was made into a film starring Matt Damon (released in 2015).
Watch the video and learn about Andy Weir's earlier software engineering career, his tricks of using puzzles to keep readers engaged and his thoughts about how we can encourage educators and students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.
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Dr. Edward Tse’s passion is using research to make education fun. He holds over 50 Utility and Design patent filings and is the primary inventor of the first MultiTouch Table Product for Education: The SMART Table. He uses research to apply emerging technology trends to education so teachers can spend more time connecting with students and less time on content delivery.
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At leading EdTech conferences he connects with Keynote speakers to share best practices in teaching and apply them to the Product Roadmap at NUITEQ. As Director of Strategy at NUITEQ, Dr. Edward Tse focuses on improving learning using the most popular Educational videos and enabling creative expression using lightweight tools on mobile devices.