Category Archives: Engineering

Engineering Soft Skills – Vital for Success


I attribute my career success to hard skills built and executed on the foundation of good soft skills. Get your soft skills right so that your engineering hard skills can succeed, but do it genuinely. May I recommend the following … Continue reading

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Sketching


I whole-heartedly agree with the following brief article on sketching for engineers. Please take a few minutes and read what this engineer has to say. Sketching improves the ideas, brings forth solutions, and drives the work forward. http://mechanical-engineering.in/forum/blog/209/entry-774-the-importance-of-sketching/

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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 Stories Flash Fiction


Since the beginning of this blog two years ago, I have added short stories, short short stories (flash fiction), and riddles. I will add more of each soon. In case you missed any, or joined after they were posted, I … Continue reading

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Engineering the Quarterback Cam


“Break” The offense approaches the line. I-formation; running backs in position, 4th down, the Longhorns down by 6, 39 seconds left in the 4th quarter of the 2017 championship game. From the quarterback (QB) cam mounted in the forehead of … Continue reading

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Engineering Riddle – No. 6 (Heat Transfer) “I Scale”


I scale in a wind-storm, I scale in a flood I scale in tornadoes, I scale in the mud I scale in an oven, the air blistering heat I scale in a wind-chill, rain, snow or sleet I scale when … 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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Engineering Riddle – No. 4 (Materials) “A Point of No Returning”


Your welcome to disfigure, transform or twist with vigor, But let me be your warning, to save you dreadful mourning. When released from deformation, whether tension or compression, From my left get restoration, from my right, life-long mutation. I’m a … Continue reading

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Engineering Riddle – No. 1 (Math) “I may cross once, I may cross twice…”


I may cross once, I may cross twice, I may cross never, but never thrice. When starting up, I finish down, I finish up, when starting down. I have three parts, some friends would say, One straight, one curved, one same all day. … Continue reading

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NASA Tech Briefs really do say something about Underwear


“Dad, can I come in?” Jenni knocked on the door of her dad’s home office. “What’s up, Jenni?” “Well, I was just looking at the magazines on the coffee table, and…” “And what?” “I was wondering,” Jenni said slowly. “Does … Continue reading

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