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Ken Hardman tells quick engineering stories in a video


Recently, we held a family “talk” night where family members came prepared to give a talk or presentation on a topic of strong interest. What do you think I spoke about? Engineering, one of my favorite topics. The event was … Continue reading

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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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My Journey to Engineering – Part 2 “Drafting to Engineering”


(Continued from Part 1) I was ten and a half years old when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar dust and into the history books. Wow, I thought, looking up that evening at the moon, half illuminated by the setting sun, … Continue reading

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My Journey to Engineering – Part 1 “Toddling and Tinkering”


“We have to watch him constantly… He takes things apart and puts them back together, turns knobs and pushes buttons, and mimics the other kids…” Such was my mothers account of my first years of life experimenting with my new … Continue reading

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