“Every kid has that moment when she realizes that the adults she admires aren’t perfect. Few children ever learn, however, that the same is true for the inventors and intellectual giants whose distinguished portraits permeate their history textbooks.”
So begins The Atlantic’s coverage of last week’s launch of TC’s new Education for Persistence and Innovation Center (EPIC), which will study failure across a wide variety of disciplines and test theories about how to use it as a catalyst for innovation and success. The story alludes to a 2016 study by Xiaodong Lin-Siegler, Professor of Cognitive Studies, which found that high school students who learned about the struggles of famous scientists such as Albert Einstein and Marie Curie got higher grades and became more engaged in science class. The story notes that Lin-Siegler will soon be building on that work by conducting a series of interviews with Nobel laureates about their own experiences with failure.
Read TC’s story on the EPIC launch as well.