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Podcast title Engineering Word Of The Day
Website URL http://www.engineeringwordofth...
Description An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong, also host of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast. Produced by Pios Labs. Support the podcast by donating to Pius's studio on Patreon: www.patreon.com/pioslabs.
Updated Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:05 -0400
Category Education
Science & Medicine

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1. stem cell
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Description: Both a target and a tool of biomedical engineering nowadays.

2. UX
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Description: Another design buzzword? Or important field? Both?

3. breadboard
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Description: You use it to help design devices that end up in more than your kitchen.

4. verification [Special Guest: Pat Sweet, P.Eng.]
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Description: Special guest engineer and business consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., joins the EWOTD podcast for another episode to talk about the important concept of "verification." This is Part 2 of 2 episodes, because verification goes hand in hand with validation during the engineering design process, as Pat discusses. We also discuss the "Professional Engineer" license in Canada vs. the US. Learn more about Pat over at his Engineering and Leadership blog and podcast: http://www.engineeringandleadership.com/

5. validation [Special Guest: Pat Sweet, P.Eng.]
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Description: Engineering and business consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., guests on today's podcast! You can find him over at "Engineering and Leadership" on the web: http://www.engineeringandleadership.com/ We talk about his work, the importance of communication in engineering, and the wonderful necessity of "validation" in engineering design. Part 1 of 2, so stay tuned...

6. valence
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Description: Atomic poetry in the electron cloud model.

7. daemon
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Description: Is there a program called Matt Daemon that secretly translates everything you say around your computer into a Boston accent?

8. tappet
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Description: No, it's not an alternative slang form of "tap that," but it is a part that really gets us going. See Chysler's 1950's explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x6PIqXqLlk

9. brogrammer
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Description: Is being a brogrammer a good thing?

10. strangler
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Description: Not just a murderer, folks, as automotive engineers and technologists know.

11. Kelvin
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Description: Discussing this scale to measure average kinetic energy of matter.

12. autogyro
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Description: How is an autogyro different from a helicopter?

13. magic smoke
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Description: All hail and all fear the magic smoke!

14. revolute
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Description: Describing revolute joints.

15. polymorphism
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Description: Not to be confused with biological polymorphism, polymorphism in programming languages can add robustness to your engineering code.

16. adiabatic
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Description: Compare and contrast: "adiabatic" versus "a diabetic"?

17. SWE
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Description: SWE wants to "Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity." Check it out.

18. eutectic
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Description: Talking about eutectic points of solid mixtures.

19. Wronskian
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Description: Discussing the "Wronskian" of differential equations.

20. brainwriting
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Description: Explaining the collaborative idea generation technique of "brainwriting"

21. iterate
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Description: Talking about the word "iterate" in the context of engineering and its pronunciation.