From 2006 – 2008, I was assigned to coach several Capstone engineering students at Brigham Young University in the development of a quick-turn orthotic (arch support) fabrication system sponsored by entrepreneurs Brent and Leslie Johnson.
It was an honor to work with these students helping them to apply a disciplined product development approach to this industrial project.
I am grateful for cheerful support and encouragement from Brent and Leslie Johnson and from each Capstone team member and academic advisors. I am grateful for encouragement from family members and their willingness to share in my passions. I am grateful for the students, family members, and professional peers who took time to read and provide valuable comments to this manuscript. Read the entire story on this blog. May it serve to encourage students to consider profitable and satisfying careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
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Ken Hardman (2012)
About Kenneth Richard Hardman
AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them.
Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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