Category Archives: K-12

Free Engineering Stories


Presently, all Engineering Stories written to-date are available for free pdf download at https://stemstories.wordpress.com (Printed and ebook formats are still available) If there is a story you haven’t read yet, then here is your opportunity. Please pass this link to … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine – A High School Engineering Story


Design a wind turbine? These high schools students are learning how to solve challenging problems. Watch their story. http://youtu.be/MWm2mFaa2zo

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Presentation to Utah Conference of Education Career Counselors


I was invited to speak to a group of K12 career counselors this week helping them see what it’s like to be an engineer, helping them understand how to explain engineering to their students. It was great. Since I write … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Engineering Stories – Book Preface


(I began posting individual Engineering Stories last summer. Since that time there have been over 6000 blog views and an estimated 1000 stories read from beginning to end. I have received many favorable comments from readers. Since the stories can … Continue reading

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The Ribbon Cutting – Part 1


The Ribbon Cutting Copyright 2013 Kenneth Richard Hardman A Short Story in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Cover by Kenneth Richard Hardman Story “That’s impossible! It can’t be done.” Trying to strum a few relaxing chords on his guitar … Continue reading

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Where might a career in engineering lead you?


My young engineering friends, I recently spoke to a group of 100 Engineering Product Development students at Brigham Young University about my professional experiences. In preparation, I examined the several companies I have worked for, the types of work I … Continue reading

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