Tag Archives: Creativity

It’s Engineers Week Day 2 – Read and Share “The Orbital Mechanic”


Engineers design machinery, automobiles, farm equipment, factory automation, things that float, things that fly, and yes, things that go into space. Let’s celebrate Engineers Week by reading an Engineering Story. Better yet, think of youth you know that need to … Continue reading

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It’s Engineers Week Day 1 – Read or Share “Get a Grip”


I chose engineering as a career because it satisfies my interest in mechanisms, machinery, automation, innovation, and making things that serve people. Engineering pays well and provides good benefits. Let’s celebrate Engineers Week by reading an Engineering Story. Better yet, … Continue reading

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Engineering Project – Re-inventing the 35mm Color Slide Digitizer


I can’t help myself. When I get it in my head to create a solution or solve a problem, it doesn’t matter that it has already been done before. I love finding a quick, in-expensive solution to a need. In … 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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Big Hero 6 – An Engineering Story with Adventure


While on an engineering trip to Maui (yes! Hawaii on business, but that’s another story), I took an evening after work to see Disney’s Big Hero 6 in Kahalui. I was impressed. Instead of telling you all about it, I … Continue reading

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How do engineers get creative and solve problems?


By thinking through previously developed solutions as well as examining the laws of nature, an engineer looks for ways in which present needs can be met. Whether designing a spacecraft, automobile, machine, or computer algorithm, the engineer reaches out into … 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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