Dr. Guthrie explained how the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique leads to increased creativity and intelligence—benefits that are essential for a software developer.
by Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA, The Review
4 February 2011
Greg Guthrie, dean of computer science at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) , and Elaine Guthrie, director of admissions for the program, gave a series of talks in China, Nepal, and New Delhi (India) for four weeks at the end of 2010.
"We spoke at many universities in China, and met many bright computer science students who are interested in continuing their studies for a master's degree at MUM," said Elaine Guthrie, administrative director for the department.
Dr. Guthrie lectured on the future of information technology (IT) education in the United States, which includes focusing on improving software by improving the software developers themselves. He showed research on the Transcendental Meditation technique, and how through the deep rest gained during the practice, there is more coherence in brain activity, leading to more creativity and intelligence, and many other benefits that are essential for a software developer.
"The talk was well received and several universities expressed interest in collaborating with MUM and our computer science department," Ms. Guthrie said.
During their presentations the Guthries explained the program in detail. "Attendees were amazed to hear that when students graduate with their MS in computer science, they not only have a master's degree from an accredited U.S. university, but as part of their degree they also gain valuable paid experience as interns working for an IT company in the U.S.," Ms. Guthrie said.
Overall, in China they spoke with more than 460 students from five universities, many faculty, and deans. They spoke to about 75 students in Nepal, and spoke at the Indian Institute of Technology, the most prestigious technology university in India.
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