Free sample stories below.
- PDF – In Get a Grip, a young engineer is assigned to an experienced engineering team responsible for developing critical automation in the manufacture of smart phones. She travels internationally with the team, generates concepts, and helps the team struggle through difficult setbacks and technical problems.
- PDF Online – In The Orbital Mechanic, a solar flare knocks a space probe off course endangering a billion dollar mission. A simple timely solution comes just in time from an unlikely source to save the spacecraft. In this story, learn how engineers use science, math and physics to get spaceships from Earth out to distant planets.
- PDF – In My Journey to Engineering, the author recalls life’s experiences from childhood on up that likely led to an interest and career in engineering. “We have to watch him constantly… He takes things apart and puts them back together, turns knobs and pushes buttons, and mimics the other kids…” Such was my mothers account of my first years.
- PDF – In Foot Notes, an engineer is faced with the daunting task of inventing a cost-effective foot scanner in a short amount of time, driven to search for and consider possible solutions, taking clues from the near and far, the past and present, the people and objects all around. After much effort, new achievable techniques emerge.