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A preview of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1. Learn more at: www.k12engineering.net
00:45
February 24, 2018
56
GNU
Have you heard our GNU software engineering word of the day?
05:55
February 14, 2018
55
locknut
For those situations when you just can't let go.
03:45
February 5, 2018
54
WYSIWYG
Why Would Somebody Insist We Yank Goats? That's not what WYSIWYG stands for.
04:35
January 29, 2018
53
510(k)
Submitting a 510(k) might be like saying you're qualified for college because your fraternal twin is already there.
06:06
January 23, 2018
52
poka-yoke
The delicious flavor of 0% manufacturing defect rate can come from fresh poka-yoke.
04:36
January 7, 2018
51
NPD
New year, new Engineering Word Of The Day. Or in this case, new acronym of the day, standing for "new product development".
05:07
January 2, 2018
50
turboencabulator
As amazing as hexadiagonal flamshooter energy.
03:21
December 12, 2017
49
duty cycle
Not a doodie cycle, but a duty cycle.
04:51
December 6, 2017
48
dogfooding
Grow, make, and eat your own dogfood -- I mean products.
03:31
November 29, 2017
47
normal
This is not normal.
03:51
November 21, 2017
46
upskill
Upskill your team without killing the mood.
04:41
November 14, 2017
45
kanban
Organize your to-do list efficiently!
04:46
November 6, 2017
44
LaTeX
Keep your hands clean when you write professional publications.
05:07
October 31, 2017
43
dross
This podcast is aiming to avoid being aural dross.
03:21
October 27, 2017
42
detent
Let's have a détente over detents.
05:05
October 27, 2017
41
freeboard
It's not a power ballad by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and it's not a burrito chain. What is it? The question floods me with curiosity.
03:55
October 27, 2017
40
sparging
If only we could be sparging all our troubles away...
05:06
October 27, 2017
39
autoclave
Will your device design withstand repeated autoclaving?
04:17
October 27, 2017
38
CSS
Discussing a cascade of styles all over the sheets.
02:55
October 27, 2017
37
azeotrope
And a heliotrope used to describe a flower that turns toward the sun.
03:27
October 27, 2017
36
solder
Why doesn't solder rhyme with older?
02:46
October 24, 2017
35
APLHGR
One who hugs apples? Or average planar linear heat generation rate?
04:10
October 19, 2017
34
isomer
How are isomers like ice cream?
04:15
October 17, 2017
33
OEM
It's the OG OEM.
03:24
October 12, 2017
32
circumscribe
Trying not to talk in circles here.
04:13
October 4, 2017
31
circumscribe
Trying not to talk in circles here.
October 4, 2017
30
orthogonal
I'm orthogonal, and I've never felt so right.
04:01
October 3, 2017
29
blue sky
It's customer-centered design versus blue sky design. Who will win?
04:04
September 30, 2017
28
ephemerides
When astronomical data becomes hard to pronounce.
04:46
September 26, 2017
27
viscoelasticity
Sia's new music video for "Viscoelastic Heart" is pretty weird.
04:41
September 25, 2017
26
inclinometer
A tool for pirates navigating the oceans, and more, yarrr...
03:44
September 23, 2017
25
operator
Not just telephone operators, folks!
03:48
September 20, 2017
24
sensitivity
When you're almost done designing something, do you start to feel very sensitive?
04:24
September 18, 2017
23
impedance
Don't you dare impede my learning.
03:51
September 16, 2017
22
UNF
Acronyms galore! The UTC defines UNC and UNF standards in the USA. Oof.
04:26
September 15, 2017
21
stem cell
Both a target and a tool of biomedical engineering nowadays.
04:06
September 13, 2017
20
UX
Another design buzzword? Or important field? Both?
03:38
September 12, 2017
19
breadboard
You use it to help design devices that end up in more than your kitchen.
03:43
September 9, 2017
18
verification
Special guest engineer an 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 two episodes.
11:03
August 31, 2017
17
validation
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
08:32
August 31, 2017
16
valence
Atomic poetry in the electron cloud model.
03:51
August 25, 2017
15
daemon
Is there a program called Matt Daemon that secretly translates everything you say around your computer into a Boston accent?
02:57
August 21, 2017
14
tappet
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
05:37
August 20, 2017
13
brogrammer
Is being a brogrammer a good thing?
03:17
August 18, 2017
12
strangler
Not just a murderer, folks, as automotive engineers and technologists know.
03:25
August 17, 2017
11
Kelvin
Discussing this scale to measure average kinetic energy of matter.
02:32
August 15, 2017
10
autogyro
How is an autogyro different from a helicopter?
02:41
August 14, 2017
9
magic smoke
All hail and all fear the magic smoke!
02:39
August 13, 2017
8
revolute
Describing revolute joints.
02:52
August 12, 2017
7
polymorphism
Not to be confused with biological polymorphism, polymorphism in programming languages can add robustness to your engineering code.
03:26
August 9, 2017
6
adiabatic
Compare and contrast: "adiabatic" versus "a diabetic"?
02:44
August 8, 2017
5
SWE
SWE wants to "stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders," among other goals.
02:05
August 7, 2017
4
eutectic
Talking about eutectic points of solid mixtures.
04:48
August 5, 2017
3
Wronskian
Discussing the "Wronskian" of differential equations.
04:05
August 4, 2017
2
brainwriting
Explaining the collaborative idea generation technique of brainwriting.
03:13
August 3, 2017
1
iterate
Engineering Word Of The Day: iterate
03:14
August 3, 2017

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