Category Archives: science

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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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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Sausage Making, Science, and Communicating About COVID-19

A few days ago, the following tweet crossed my Facebook feed, and I felt it worth writing about it in more detail here: Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never … Continue reading

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What Can Go Wrong? Let Me Count the Ways

Each industry has its own special challenges, from agriculture to zoology. And because human beings remain imperfect, the universe chaotic, and accidents inevitable, engineers have taken do developing plans for how to handle the situation when–not if–things go wrong. Below … Continue reading

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