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3 Tips for Surviving Your First Year as an Engineering Undergrad

Craig the Rocket Scientist September 4, 2014

Welcome to college! While many big challenges are still on the horizon, don’t forget how far you’ve come already! Getting into college is not an easy task, so soak it up! That said, while the excitement of your first days on campus is high (and well deserved,) I am confident that the butterflies are also… Continue Reading »

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3 Reasons Why People Think Engineers are Jerks. And Why They are Wrong

Craig the Rocket Scientist August 18, 2014

“People don’t like engineers because engineers are always the ones who bring up all the problems.” When my manager told me this I had to take a moment to calm myself down and not be offended. After all, this manager was a fellow engineer, and a good friend, so I knew it wasn’t meant as… Continue Reading »

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Is This the Helmet of the Future?

Chris Walker August 13, 2014

There seems to have been a lot of engineering innovations in the cycling world over the last year, taking shape in the form of new and inventive products for cyclists. I first noticed and got excited about the invisible bike helmet and then came across the tail-light/video recorder combo called Fly6 and, of course, the glow-in-the-dark bicycle frames called Lumen…. Continue Reading »

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3 Ways to Weed Out Shaky Scientific Claims

Craig the Rocket Scientist August 8, 2014

We DON’T Live in a sci-fi movie. At least that’s what I had to keep telling myself when researches were unable to find the cause behind a mass-less propulsion device. It’s made a bit of a splash on the internet the past few days and that’s understandable. With such a device, interplanetary missions to such… Continue Reading »

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