Announcement – Engineering Stories in Paperback

Engineering Stories is now in paperback! Seven stories illustrated, formatted, and published in a handsome professionally bound book for some ernest reading. Listen to these endorsements by engineering academic professionals on the back cover.

“A fabulous collection of realistic engineering adventure stories! Ken Hardman connects the design and development process we teach in engineering school to the exciting challenges faced every day in real engineering practice.” Steven D. Eppinger, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, co-author Product Design and Development

“Ken Hardman’s stories about engineering are a joy to read. In them he captures the excitement of engineers developing solutions to realistic technical problems. By describing the engineering process through fictional characters in fictional settings, Hardman invites the reader to participate in the adventure of invention and discovery.” Henry Petroski, A.S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering, Duke University, and author of, among other books, To Engineer Is Human, To Forgive Design, and An Engineer’s Alphabet.

Engineering Stories are for:

  • The high school student who wonders if engineering is for them,
  • The K12 career counselor or teacher who needs more depth in explaining engineering to students,
  • The parent or grandparent or friend who would like to encourage a youth toward a satisfying, useful, and profitable career,
  • The college engineering freshman who is deciding what major to declare,
  • The older college engineering student who cries for ways to apply their engineering academics, anxious to experience real engineering, real companies, and real teams, and
  • The young engineering professional who wants to live the engineering experiences of there peers, gaining encouragement and insight to move forward in their career.

“Ken Hardman has done a masterful job—even spellbinding—in depicting what real Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects, and the people and circumstances involved in them, are actually like in the real world! Having myself been involved for more than fifty years in the types of projects that Ken writes about—and the use of case studies in engineering education for more than forty years—I can say without equivocation that Ken’s case writing ability is superb! Page after page challenges you to use your creative juices, and you feel as if you are right in the lab, conference room—or wherever—huddled around some hardware as part of a team effort working through the technical, as well as the people issues, to get the problem solved! Each engineering story has been carefully chosen to share important skills, topics and essential abilities of great engineers and scientists at work! These stories will help you experience—just about as close to first hand as possible—the joys of creation and problem solving which result from learning and applying skills in a world where all of us have the opportunity to make things better.” Robert H. Todd, PhD, P.E., Fellow of The American Society of Engineering Education, Professor Emeritus Department of Mechanical Engineering Brigham Young University

Engineering Stories has boiled down the relationship between an engineering education and real-world engineering situations to its core! I know of no better introduction for engineering students preparing to work in industry. Anybody seriously considering a career in engineering will benefit from and enjoy reading Engineering Stories!” Braden Hancock, Mechanical Engineering Student at Brigham Young University, ASME 2012 Kenneth Andrew Roe Scholarship recipient

(If you are not inclined to acquire the paperback, continue to enjoy the same individual stories that are available for free at the authors website. Whether online or paperback, discover the career of engineering through Engineering Stories.)

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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