Category Archives: Engineering Education

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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I Wish Ken would write about…


Dear Followers, My engineering career spans satellites, missiles, aircraft, machinery, telescopes, test equipment, engineering education, mentoring, technical writing, and proposals, using software, mathematical models, dynamic controls, project management, and even Monte Carlo simulation. I’ve included a little of many of … 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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The Orbital Mechanic in STEM Magazine


I am pleased that one of my stories, “The Orbital Mechanic” was published in STEM Magazine and will be available to a large educator audience. The story is in two parts: May and June Issues http://www.stemmagazine.com/514513revised.pdf http://www.stemmagazine.com/STEMJune14.pdf  

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