This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. Katharine W. Winograd shares the lessons she has learned her and observations about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurism beginning with her grandmother who defined “ingenuity.” Dr. Winograd, has lead the development of a long list of educational programs to support economic development including CNM’s most recent effort the STEMulus Center as part of Albuquerque’s new Innovation District.

Kathy Winograd is the president of Central New Mexico Community College, the largest higher education institution in the state. She is a highly respected leader in the New Mexico higher education community and a strong proponent for student success, educational reform, educational collaboration and building stronger partnerships with business and community organizations.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)