Category Archives: engineering

Space Writing: It’s About More Than Just Conference Papers!

Last week I received an email from a physics student named Curtis. He had a project for an English class dealing with writing cultures and wanted to understand the writing culture at NASA. Needless to say, he came to the … Continue reading

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When is a Test a Failure?

From an early age, we’re taught/trained to pass tests. It’s an unfortunate word educators use for knowledge assessments because it can warp our attitudes toward tests in the scientific or engineering worlds. Experiments and hardware tests can have different definitions … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned About the Universe from Scientists and Engineers

I am not a science or engineering genius, mostly because I’m not particularly sharp or diligent when it comes to math. That said, I have learned some things about how scientists and engineers look at the world, and it’s made … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy

For me and a lot of my friends the pandemic has been a struggle. I suspect this is because we enjoy traveling, seeing other people more often, or both. We’re struggling with the uncertainty about when or if that magic … Continue reading

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Adding Technical Writing to an MBA

I got an interesting question from a Millennial friend, asking why don’t they include technical writing skills as part of a typical master’s of business administration (MBA) degree. Honestly, the thought hadn’t occurred to me, but I’m willing to poke … Continue reading

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