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Danny Kim – How to get downloads from God

From the example of George Washington Carver who was able to get a “download” from God to innovate the secrets of the peanut, how can we as technology, business and education professionals get downloads from God? This session will provide personal examples from a 30 year old tech startup working with the largest companies in […]

Rijo Simon – Global Missions needs Engineers

As a college freshman, God displayed delight in my basic HTML skills to create a website, which had ~10K monthly unique visits (and the third most unique visits) from Saudi Arabia. This talk sheds light on the existence of many low-hanging problems in global mission fields, which await God-loving engineers for solutions. If we are […]

Gabe Kanelopoulos – The Revival of Inventive Thought

Engineering design principles have sculpted the relationship between humans and nature since the dawn of existence. The practice of reverse engineering has sought to inform inventive thinking by understanding function in designed systems. Recently, new paradigms in design theory have also aided the analysis of complex natural systems. For instance, affordance-based reverse engineering helps to […]

Tim Brown – Discrimination hurts: The effect of discrimination on the development of chronic pain

This talk presents an examination of the hypothesis that psychological distress due to perceived discrimination can result in chronic pain, where perceived discrimination is based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, height/weight, religion, and other characteristics. Using a sample of 1,908 individuals from the two most recent waves (2004–2006 and 2013–2014) of panel […]

Delong Meng – Is any belief rational?

Belief in God is often seen as irrational because it requires a leap of faith. We ask a more basic question: is there any belief that is rational? We first document the evidence from psychology on confirmation bias, which shows that people actively look for information that justify their existing viewpoints and discard information that […]