how to be an engineer


In my post Toys that Teach Engineering, I wrote about five engineering toys that teach engineering principles, and were lots of fun.  One way to save on these and other toys is by buying them through Groupon Coupons! Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Save Money on […]

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In my post Engineering with RC Cars, I wrote about how we taught our son about being an engineer by investigating and upgrading his remote control car.  Along with upgrading the equipment, we also taught him about reliability engineering. Teach Kids about Reliability Engineering! Post contains affiliate links. Please see […]

Teach Kids about Reliability Engineering!


One of  my first jobs out of college was at a manufacturing site (aka plant).  My major role as a mechanical engineer was to make sure the plant ran effectively and efficiently. One way I did this was by identifying equipment showing signs of wear, which meant they could break […]

Teach Your Kid to be a Mechanical Engineer!



I’m teaching my oldest son about different types of engineers. By helping him learn what different types of engineers do, I’m hoping he’ll have a better idea what an engineer really is! To teach him about being a process engineer, I created a simple game called “How’s it Made?”! Be […]

Be a Process Engineer: Play “How’s it made?”



During Engineer’s Week in February, I wrote about four inspirational women who led me to become an engineer.  These women showed me that nothing stood in my way of  accomplishing anything, except for myself.  They showed me that engineering was a possibility for me, if I chose to pursue it.  […]

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For many parents, the idea of teaching a preschooler or kindergartner about forces seems ridiculous. But believe it or not, many kids are being introduced to forces as early as kindergarten. Sure, they’re not going into complicated force equations, and teaching them the difference between gravitational and friction forces, but […]

Learn about Forces at the Splash Park!


Today I had lunch with a freshman at a major university who is considering changing majors from Engineering.  Her concern was not that the course load was too difficult. She graduated from one of the most competitive high schools in the state.  Her concern was not that she was one of […]

Why Pursue a Bachelor of Engineering Degree?


**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** The first thing people have always said when they find out I’m an engineer is “Wow!  You must be really smart!”.  The truth is, I’m not.  Not particularly smart anyways.  I just worked really hard in college, and stuck to […]

10 Keys to Surviving an Engineering Degree