MythBuster’s Jamie Hyneman appointed Professor of Practice at LUT

Inventor and developer Jamie Hyneman, also known from the TV program MythBusters, has been appointed Professor of Practice at LUT University for a five-year term from 15 November 2021 to 14 November 2026.

“I’m really proud of the appointment. I am happy to help LUT by providing information on technology and business and I look forward to future projects and challenges, ”says Hyneman.

Hyneman received an honorary doctorate from LUT University in 2017. In addition, he named LUT his prototype laboratory in Lappeenranta: The J. Hyneman Center (JHC) is a workshop where students can develop new ideas and solutions to problems and build and test them. prototypes. It is open to all students and staff of the University Group LUT Universities.

Encourages students to harness their creativity

Hyneman has been actively involved in projects at JHC since its inception. She has pondered what techniques to choose for the workshop, guided student projects, and helped students design an electronic supercycle and telepresence robot that opens up new possibilities for distance learning.

“As a professor of practice, I intend to encourage and support student innovation at JHC. I also hope to participate in the activities of the university more widely. For example, environmental issues and different types of vehicles are particularly close to my heart. These are things that I am happy to see that we very much agree with LUT, ”Hyneman says.

“However, in terms of innovation, one can never foresee all possible aspects. In other words, I don’t want to limit my collaboration with LUT by setting precise goals. People understand what out-of-the-box thinking means, but if you’re going to do that, you have to be able to move competently both in and out of the box to be truly effective, ”Hyneman adds.

First lecture on prototypes

LUT University is a community where curious people inspire others. The members of the LUT community are influencing the world in a new way: they question, come up with solutions to future problems and show the way boldly. According to the assistant professor Markku Ikävalko, Hyneman and LUT are very close.

“Hyneman is a brave entrepreneur and pioneer who never gets tired of trying new things and developing old ones. That’s what we at LUT do every day, ”Ikävalko analyzes.

Also project manager Terhi Virkki-Hatakka looks forward to productive cooperation at JHC. He says Hyneman focuses on getting things done and moving forward, and doesn’t stick to his past accomplishments.

“Working with Jami is very inspiring. He always seems to have good ideas or experience on how to proceed, Director of Development Marko Kasurinen says.

Hyneman will visit LUT’s Lappeenranta campus on November 16-19. and will give the first lecture on Thursday 18.11. from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on “Onion Peeling: How to Start a Prototype.”

Source: LUT University

Source: The Nordic Page





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