Category Archives: STEM

What is the Secret to Invent? Decompose the Functions!


“Well,” Aaron said, “I think this looks pretty great. Thanks Ray.   What made you think of all this anyway?” “Oh,” Ray looked over at Wesley who remained silent. “I was working on my motorcycle Saturday and I got to … Continue reading

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Too binary in your engineering thinking?


Get with someone who thinks differently that you. Try this short story to solve a binary problem. Answer the questions at the end. https://engineerstories.com/2014/08/26/one-one-half-four/

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STEM Talk – Engineering is Cool


Watch Ken Hardman, an aerospace engineer and author talk to a group of youth about the engineering of airplanes, rockets, and space vehicles. Learn about mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, industrial, and computer engineering. Watch, listen, and learn about Science, Technology, … Continue reading

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Valkyrie Painting (finally)


A lot of things have been limiting my art production. First, we had a baby. We didn’t really bother with anything but learning to be parents right after Halvor was born. Then Bethany went bac… Source: Valkyrie Painting (finally)

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“Units” can make all the difference in the… Mars


Inches vs Meters Engineers and yet to be engineers, see how using the wrong ‘units’ can make all the difference in whether a space probe hit’s the mark, crashes into a planet, or heads off back into space. “The Mars … Continue reading

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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 Conclusion


(Continued from Part 10) “I, I’ll try, but Kendall.” Katya said. Kendall could hear the fear in her voice. “Dmitry,” Kendall said. “Do the best you can from the Quad, son.” He and A4 had a terrifying view of the … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 10


(Continued from Part 9) “Then what difference does it make. We’re out of time.” Houston reported progress live. “Calculating tether launch vectors and timing for M-478 and M-480 to connect to M-479. “Vectors determined and locked in. Executing now.” Radio … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 9


(Continued from Part 8) “That’s not gonna’ happen,” Kendall insisted. “I haven’t had an asymmetrical collapse in all my years of para-gliding, and I’m sure not going to have one now.” “Kendall?” Kendall heard a sniffle. “Yes, Katya.” “I can … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 8


(Continued from Part 7) “Houston to Captain Parker, Emergency. I repeat, Houston to Polaris Station, we have an emergency.” Kendall looked up at A4 who stopped the recording. “We copy, Flight. Give us the scoop.” “M-479 has been compromised. I … Continue reading

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