Monday, October 10, 2016 - 08:59

I just read your editorial "Time to Update Engineering Colleges" and I feel you are mistaken on a very fundamental level. The term Engineering College implies getting a college education and that...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 15:51

I really appreciated your editorial regarding college engineering courses. A point you made at the beginning was co-ops and hands-on training. Excellent point. There were several modifications...

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 09:00

Great points on curriculum. Let's not forget that the majority of real-world engineering is governed by standards -- a real shock to most engineers at their first jobs. Regrettably few engineering...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:52

I really enjoyed your editorial in the 2016 September issue of Machine Design. I landed in Engineering in a roundabout way, not having “discovered” it until I was in my late thirties. I had a BA...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:47

Just read your editorial, ( Time to update Engineering Colleges ).
Funny you should pose the question.
In todays business where almost every product is put together with some type of...

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:03

As I read your piece, Time to Update Engineering Colleges, I became progressively more convinced that your premise was based on satire… right up until it ended abruptly. My engineering school...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 15:10

I think you’re right on the money with your editorial on college curriculums. As a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Manager I find it difficult to find students right out of college that can...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:26

As a product of college in the ‘70s and late ‘80s I strongly feel that the basic hands-on skills are being lost. The new young engineers may know all about the latest in technology, but they are...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 09:38

I was a bit odd compared to my classmates. I was in an honors program the first 2 years of college, so my English and Anthropology courses were a bit more involved than the standard classes taken...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 13:30

If you read my editorial, I suggested three new majors, not courses.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:22

From a reader:
Regarding the Library of Babel, I guess when Phase 2 is complete he will own the copyright on everything that will ever be written and, at the same time, have plagiarized...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:19

As I alluded to in the column, they are "virtual" books and shelves, not paper and ink. The books are uniquely generated on demand, and they will always remain the same, according to the founder...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:06

The F-22/Y-22 was designed by a team made up of Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics and was led by Lockheed. I beat out the Y-23 designed and built by a Northrop/McDonnell Douglas team, far as I can...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 15:18

I did say it was speculation. But I wonder why you think it is to small to be a spyplane. If its a half-scale airliner, it should be able to haul 5o half-sized humans, or at least 5,000 lb of...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:13

I will take both nominations, the PBY and Chinook, into consideration for Round Two of Incredibly Over Engineered Aircraft. Any other nominations?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 09:58

Although a custom lighting designer, because your articles have not taken Academic Jargon 101, I spend more time reading MACHINE DESIGN than my Lighting publications. MR is really informative....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:07

I read with interest your editorial on "The Ultimate STEM Starter: a Manned Space program" in the December 2015 issue of Machine Design.

I agree wholeheartedly with your goal of creating...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 09:58

I guess it's again time to start speculating about ways to increase student interest in STEM careers.
I must admit that I was truly inspired by the moon landings from the Apollo program when...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 16:59

From : Matt Coucho

I read your column on using a Mars program to inspire the next generation of engineers. We know that we should go, but the challenge is to explain why.
I thought...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:49

Here's a comment from a reader:
I understand your position at Machine Design is to keep labor costs down for your advertisers; however, the same old “STEM” appeal is simply a waste of time...

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:06

I’m a bit behind on my reading but want to comment on the statement: “Designing and making engines that comply with the EPA rules have made these engines larger, heavier, and more costly”.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:23

Or a chase scene.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:21

Maybe what certainly looked like a sheet of plastic was actually a multi-layer water/air-tight laminate of transparent carbon-fiber sheets layers. They should have tinted it dark-greenish gray and...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:13

I don't know why they left that detail out of the screenplay. It would have explained why the character was so well-red in engineering.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:11

Spot on observations, but I'm not too sure about "sexy." Maybe that's not aimed at my demographic.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:09

Come back and let us know what you thought of the movie.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 14:36

I gave my criteria for an engineering disaster and noted that I was listing them in reverse chronological order, not in order of awfulness. Thanks for chiming in with another disaster, the Union...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 14:43

Here's a reply from Ted:
Try this acronym on— FAI/FCAPCA
I was working on the Peacekeeper program back in 1983 and I sat next to a couple estimators who threw this one around. It was...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:19

Geez, what was your log in?

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:11

My brothers and I also had that kit, Girder & Panels' Hydrodynamics. We loved it, but mom, not so much. She made sure we only ran the stuff we built (i.e., pumped water through it and added...

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