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Archive of the "Engineering Word Of The Day" podcast, an informal show on engineering jargon. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support

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calculus

November 8th, 2019

7:26

This challenge will not tackle us; we'll tackle it, we'll win, this calculus. 

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Podcast Preview: Designing a Process in Chemical Engineering

October 28th, 2019

1:22

This is a preview of an episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast with a chemical engineer working at chemical processing company.  Stay tuned …

diamagnetic

September 20th, 2019

6:56

That frog is not frenetic; it floats and is diamagnetic. This is Episode 79 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.

"What led you to electrical engineering?" - Podcast Preview: www.k12engineering.net

September 17th, 2019

0:58

Here's a preview of an upcoming episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast with a guest electrical engineer and Android developer. #staytuned

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"Distributed programming" - Preview of an episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

July 30th, 2019

1:11

Here's a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, with guest professor and computer engineer Dr. Akos Ledeczi, talking about methods for how to teach kids and new programmers …

perovskite

July 29th, 2019

5:37

Engineers, unite! Harness the power of perovskite. This is Episode 78 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.

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MVC

July 25th, 2019

5:59

It's the real MVP of simplifying user interfaces in some programming languages these days. This is Episode 77 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in …

CRISPR

July 25th, 2019

5:13

I like my definitions to be CRISPR and clearer. This is Episode 76 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. 

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fugacity

July 25th, 2019

5:41

Messing with this gas of a word isn't ideal. This is Episode 75 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.  

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metaprogramming

July 25th, 2019

4:36

Programming programs to program their own programs. This is Episode 74 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. 

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zero-indexed

July 25th, 2019

4:29

One is fun, and zero is a hero, in our engineering programming languages. This is Episode 73 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various …

trochoidal

September 16th, 2018

3:36

Whip your brain into shape by studying trochoidal things.This is Episode 72 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.

Six Sigma

September 8th, 2018

6:09

Let's take a crack at this jargon from quality and reliability engineering (but don't crack your products). This is Episode 71 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words …

Kalman filter

August 12th, 2018

6:48

Keep your data streams from going helter skelter with the help of a Kalman filter. This is Episode 70 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various …

tare

August 11th, 2018

4:17

Forget to get your tare, and you might shed a tear. This is Episode 69 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.

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crazing

August 10th, 2018

5:43

I tried ceramic glazing / The result was quite amazing / When I saw it cool / I touched not a tool / The surface showed cracks and crazing. ***This …

negative testing

August 9th, 2018

5:11

Always think positive, unless you're doing negative testing. This is Episode 67 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering …

enantiomer

August 9th, 2018

4:27

She thought it was very fancy of her / to separate the two enantiomers / She looked in the mirror / It couldn't be clearer / The left one was better …

breakpoint

May 28th, 2018

4:51

Stop everything! We've hit a breakpoint, and things are gonna get dicey. This is Episode 65 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various …

corrosion

May 22nd, 2018

4:43

If you have some metal, in a pot or a kettle, on this you can trust: over time it'll rust. This is Episode 64 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in …

TRIZ

May 7th, 2018

6:43

If I read through a thousand invention patents, I hope I'd learn something, too. This is Episode 63 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various …

hardness

April 23rd, 2018

4:15

If you can resist concentrated attack and damage, maybe you've got some engineer-level hardness. This is Episode 62 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases …

camber

April 12th, 2018

6:00

Cool as a cucumber curved with quite the camber. This is Episode 61 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or …

tribology

April 2nd, 2018

5:05

Engineers who study this know how to rub you the right way. This is Episode 60 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering …

Podcast preview: "Podcasting in the classroom"

April 1st, 2018

1:48

Clip from "SXSW Live: Podcasting and Lesson Design", latest episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast.

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gigawatt

March 26th, 2018

4:31

Picture this: a lightning bolt shoots out about 10 gigawatts of power. Subscribe today: www.engineeringwordoftheday.com

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RTOS

March 26th, 2018

5:36

Wish I handled the dishes in real time, too.

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Podcast preview: What is engineering?

March 26th, 2018

1:31

A preview of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 3, Episode 3: "Engineering 101". Learn more at: www.k12engineering.net

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Podcast preview: "I always wanted to help people"

March 16th, 2018

1:52

A preview of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 3, Episode 2. Learn more at: www.k12engineering.net

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quaternion

March 11th, 2018

5:48

Quarter for your thoughts about quaternions?

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poll

February 27th, 2018

5:55

Let's take a poll. Who knows what this engineering word means?

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Podcast preview: "Anxiety"

February 25th, 2018

1:31

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GNU

February 14th, 2018

6:42

Have you heard our GNU software engineering word of the day?

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locknut

February 5th, 2018

4:31

For those situations when you just can't let go.

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WYSIWYG

January 29th, 2018

5:21

Why Would Somebody Insist We Yank Goats? That's not what WYSIWYG stands for.

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510(k)

January 23rd, 2018

6:53

Submitting a 510(k) might be like saying you're qualified for college because your fraternal twin is already there.

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poka-yoke

January 7th, 2018

5:23

The delicious flavor of 0% manufacturing defect rate can come from fresh poka-yoke.

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NPD

January 2nd, 2018

5:54

New year, new Engineering Word Of The Day. Or in this case, new acronym of the day, standing for "new product development".

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turboencabulator

December 12th, 2017

4:08

As amazing as hexadiagonal flamshooter energy.

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duty cycle

December 6th, 2017

5:38

Not a doodie cycle, but a duty cycle.

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dogfooding

November 29th, 2017

4:18

Grow, make, and eat your own dogfood -- I mean products.

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normal

November 21st, 2017

4:38

This is not normal.

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upskill

November 14th, 2017

5:28

Upskill your team without killing the mood.

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kanban

November 6th, 2017

5:32

Organize your to-do list efficiently!

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LaTeX

October 31st, 2017

5:54

Keep your hands clean when you write professional publications.

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dross

October 27th, 2017

4:07

This podcast is aiming to avoid being aural dross.

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detent

October 27th, 2017

5:51

Let's have a détente over detents.

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freeboard

October 27th, 2017

4:42

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.

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sparging

October 27th, 2017

5:53

If only we could be sparging all our troubles away...

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autoclave

October 27th, 2017

5:04

Will your device design withstand repeated autoclaving?

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CSS

October 27th, 2017

3:41

Discussing a cascade of styles all over the sheets.

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azeotrope

October 27th, 2017

4:13

And a heliotrope used to describe a flower that turns toward the sun.

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solder

October 24th, 2017

3:33

Why doesn't solder rhyme with older?

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APLHGR

October 19th, 2017

4:57

One who hugs apples? Or average planar linear heat generation rate?

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isomer

October 17th, 2017

5:02

How are isomers like ice cream?

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OEM

October 12th, 2017

4:11

It's the OG OEM.

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circumscribe

October 4th, 2017

4:59

Trying not to talk in circles here.

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circumscribe

October 4th, 2017

4:30

Trying not to talk in circles here.

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orthogonal

October 3rd, 2017

4:48

I'm orthogonal, and I've never felt so right.

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blue sky

September 30th, 2017

4:51

It's customer-centered design versus blue sky design. Who will win?

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ephemerides

September 26th, 2017

5:33

When astronomical data becomes hard to pronounce.

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viscoelasticity

September 25th, 2017

5:28

Sia's new music video for "Viscoelastic Heart" is pretty weird.

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inclinometer

September 23rd, 2017

4:31

A tool for pirates navigating the oceans, and more, yarrr...

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operator

September 20th, 2017

4:35

Not just telephone operators, folks!

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sensitivity

September 18th, 2017

5:10

When you're almost done designing something, do you start to feel very sensitive?

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impedance

September 16th, 2017

4:38

Don't you dare impede my learning.

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UNF

September 15th, 2017

5:12

Acronyms galore! The UTC defines UNC and UNF standards in the USA. Oof.

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stem cell

September 13th, 2017

4:53

Both a target and a tool of biomedical engineering nowadays.

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UX

September 12th, 2017

4:25

Another design buzzword? Or important field? Both?

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breadboard

September 9th, 2017

4:29

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

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verification

August 31st, 2017

11:50

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validation

August 31st, 2017

9:19

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:

valence

August 25th, 2017

4:37

Atomic poetry in the electron cloud model.

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daemon

August 21st, 2017

3:44

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

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tappet

August 20th, 2017

6:24

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

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brogrammer

August 18th, 2017

4:04

Is being a brogrammer a good thing?

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strangler

August 17th, 2017

4:12

Not just a murderer, folks, as automotive engineers and technologists know.

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Kelvin

August 15th, 2017

3:18

Discussing this scale to measure average kinetic energy of matter.

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autogyro

August 14th, 2017

3:27

How is an autogyro different from a helicopter?

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magic smoke

August 13th, 2017

3:26

All hail and all fear the magic smoke!

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revolute

August 12th, 2017

3:39

Describing revolute joints.

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polymorphism

August 9th, 2017

4:13

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

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adiabatic

August 8th, 2017

3:31

Compare and contrast: "adiabatic" versus "a diabetic"?

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SWE

August 7th, 2017

2:52

SWE wants to "stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders," among other goals.

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eutectic

August 5th, 2017

5:35

Talking about eutectic points of solid mixtures.

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Wronskian

August 4th, 2017

4:52

Discussing the "Wronskian" of differential equations.

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brainwriting

August 3rd, 2017

3:59

Explaining the collaborative idea generation technique of brainwriting.

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iterate

August 3rd, 2017

4:00

Engineering Word Of The Day: iterate

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