1994-09-01

How to Identify and Educate Creative Engineers 941746

When selecting employees for new design and research work, it is important to obtain their grade in creativity.
Several reliable tests for creativity are available. Validation has been made by testing many excellent inventors and control persons. The relationship between inventor's grades in creativity and their academic grades shows little correlation.
The best departmental balance appears to be one with high creativity (and often average IQ), and up to five high IQ engineers, in the opinion of the author.
We need to develop new curricula to train highly creative people.

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