STEM Masters' Degree: Disruption that Makes a Difference

Author: Notre Dame ESTEEM

This is what it's all about.

If you read this blog periodically, we're always talking about how an Masters' in engineering, science and technology with a focus on entrepreneurship is the kind of degree that can change the world. This is what we mean.

Forwarded to us by a friend of the program who is a cardiothoracic nurse working in transplantation at one of the largest hospitals in the country, this is the kind of technology that changes industries and does the most good simultaneously.

If you didn't watch the video above, you may not know that currently organs for transplant are transported in what is essentially a camping cooler. That's right: a human heart, the most vital (and expensive!) part of the human machinery is transported in a $30 cooler that normally would house a six-pack of Coors and some brats. This is such an obvious area for innovation and disruption -- and this device is making work of it.

Do yourself a favor: watch the video and see what we mean when we say that ESTEEM students should aspire to disruption that makes a difference.