Category Archives: Engineering Education

#EngineerClips – “Drawn to Write” – by Ken Hardman (Feb. 27, 2022)


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Engineering Family History Stories


Dear Engineering Stories friends, Thank you so very much for your interest in these Engineering Stories. I have enjoyed writing them both because I enjoy engineering, and I enjoy writing in general. In fact, at my regular job, I see … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 1


Kendall Parker retreated from the podium, conceding the remainder of the speech to his colleague at the 2027 International Space Environments Conference. He sat down, silent, probing each face in the audience, desperate to know their reaction, anxious for Katya … Continue reading

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I don’t need to write– I’m an engineer!


I have worked with engineers for 30 years. I have worked with students for 12 years. Many engineers and students hesitate or back away from writing challenges, opportunities or assignments. There are a few who like to write, and a … Continue reading

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Engineering is about serving People


“Engineers solve problems in complex real-world situations; they design new systems and strategies to adapt to changing times; they make structures and products more user-friendly, responding to the real needs of communities and people. At its heart, engineering is about … Continue reading

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Engineering is more than Math and Science


I am reading a new book on Engineering Education called, A Whole New Engineer. My years of professional experience give me cause to agree with many of their conclusions and propositions. I will post occasionally from this book. Speaking of … Continue reading

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7 Missing Basics of Engineering


In my 12th year of coaching college engineering students, I concur with David Goldberg in his assertion that engineering students are missing eight skills critical to being a complete, effective, and whole engineer. View his talk at TEDxUIUC, “7 Missing … Continue reading

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Engineering Stories Interview in Major Online Magazine


http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2014/oct/engineering-stories.cfm I was honored to be interviewed by Engineering and Technology Magazine recently regarding my Engineering Stories. Their vision is, “Working to engineer a better world,” and  their Mission is, “To inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting … Continue reading

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Engineering the Bottle Cap Opener


At BYU, the engineering Capstone senior project year is now underway. There are 179 students. The first two weeks included lecture on the fundamentals of product development by Professors Carl Sorensen and Brian Jensen regarding Opportunity Development, Architecture Development, Subsystem … Continue reading

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Engineering Riddle – No. 5 (Fluid Mechanics) “Dimensionless”


I’m a fraction made of forces, comparing different strength I have no final units, only characteristic length I sample speed and weight and size, these are the things I measure My subject as it ebbs and flows, changes shape forever … Continue reading

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