Support The World's Smartest Network

Help the New York Academy of Sciences bring late-breaking scientific information about the COVID-19 pandemic to global audiences. Please make a tax-deductible gift today.

This site uses cookies.
Learn more.


This website uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate while others offer you a better browsing experience. You give us your permission to use cookies, by continuing to use our website after you have received the cookie notification. To find out more about cookies on this website and how to change your cookie settings, see our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

We encourage you to learn more about cookies on our site in our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

Video Series: Creative Problem Solving

Video Series: Creative Problem Solving

STEM professionals solve some of the most challenging problems in the world: Engineers develop new technologies and apps that make our lives much easier, and inventors devise products that we never knew we needed. How do they do it? They have Creative Problem Solving skills. And you don't have to be a math or science whiz to learn how to master creative problem solving methods. Just watch our eight-part video series.

How Failure Can Lead to Success

Find out how great thinkers transform their imperfect experiments into inventions

Design Thinking

Try this sure-fire approach to finding a solution to just about anything

The 5 Steps to Designing Your Life

Use this process whenever you have to make decisions about your life dilemmas

Design Thinking: How to Solve Any Issue

Learn how to think like a designer and spark the life of your dreams!