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Revised Midterm Fall 2012 posted on 25 May 2013 03:35

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Engineer. Not an Author

by Minchang KangMinchang Kang 03 Feb 2013 03:35

Thinking and working “like an engineer” would first seem to be straightforward. However, engineers need to think outside the box since we are expected to perform creatively in our work fields. As a mechanical engineer, I will be learning about and experiencing many types of machineries. To be more in-depth, I won’t be just manually dealing with the machineries. Depending on the career path I choose, I will need to inspect and evaluate the machineries that I either built or come across. Writing was evidently involved in any paths I choose.

Blog Post 1: The Importance of Words in Code

by Kenichi YamamotoKenichi Yamamoto 02 Feb 2013 22:20

In the field of computer engineering, writing is important not only to communicate ideas very efficiently, but rather to ensure the integrity of a computer program’s code. Computers, as advanced as they seem to be, need to be told every simple instruction perfectly in order to perform a given task correctly. A reader can see mistakes and still understand what the writing is talking about based on common sense and their knowledge of the subject. On the other hand, however, a computer would not know what to do if they came across “duble” instead of “double”. In addition, leaving out even one instruction can cause the program to be inoperable, since the computer cannot use common sense to know what to do next. These are just a few of the reasons why good writing isn't simply useful, but practically one of the most important skills in computer science and engineering as a whole.

Beautiful Writing Without the Frills

by Liudi YangLiudi Yang 02 Feb 2013 20:12

So much diversity can be seen all around us in nature but so many functions and traits also unite us. This unity makes the complexity of life very predictable and it gives scientists and mathematicians a way to predict patterns in nature with mathematical laws and theorems. Engineers take these scientific and mathematical findings and apply them to real life. My recitation leader last semester told Christina and me about the research she did with a professor. Using a circuit, she was able to mimic the workings and pumping action of a human heart. Such a complex network representing a bodily function was laid out in front of us so simply. Not only was she able to describe the function clearly, she grabbed our attention. For this reason, we stayed longer than anyone else in the class just to hear about this project of hers.

The Jargon You Use...

by (user deleted) 02 Feb 2013 19:39

Regardless of their specific job as a biomedical engineer, all must do at least one thing in common: write. If one does not record his findings in his lab and publish them, other biomedical engineers will find themselves doing the same experimentation over and over without breaking through and discovering cures or significant information. Therefore, biomedical engineers often record what they have found so other engineers can go further and they can build off each-other's work. These writings may be closer to a lab report than a literary work of art and thus contain terms that only a fellow biomedical engineer would understand. These must be done with perfect accuracy and with proper use of the jargon familiar to biomedical engineers. It must follow clear structure and leave no open ends. In contrast to romantic writing, the conclusion or point of the report is not “up to the reader to decide.” It must be composed of pure absolutes and contain no doubt for the reader of the report.

I Know That I Know Nothing

by James KasakyanJames Kasakyan 02 Feb 2013 19:33

When I read this blog prompt, I came to the Socratic conclusion that I do not know very much at all about what it means to think and write like a computer scientist. I could do some research and find out more, but I do not think that is the purpose of this particular blog post; instead I will try to reflect on the little that I do—or think that I do—know.

Doing It Like An Engineer

by Medwin ChiuMedwin Chiu 01 Feb 2013 02:31

I see civil engineering as a job where I’ll constantly be writing memos, reports, inspections, and design reviews. Within all these pieces, the communication of technical ideas, facts and figures is key in any engineering field through these mediums. Therefore, I can imagine that the nature of the pieces of writing engineers produce is extremely technical. To elaborate, I believe that these pieces would not be written abstractly; in fact, I’m sure that would defer the purpose of any piece written by an engineer. Instead, the pieces created by any field in engineering would probably have to be direct, unbiased, and straight to the point. As a civil engineer especially, writing concisely is probably vital to getting huge construction and design jobs done quickly and efficiently. Not only do civil engineers have to keep their writing precise, the facts and figures in it have to be correct as well.

Test blog post

by AJLucchesiAJLucchesi 15 Jan 2013 18:44

Hi everyone—

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