Monthly Archives: February 2007

Grads Visit

In a previous entry to this blog I mentioned that Matt Hilden, class of 2002 would be visiting. He did, and in a busy week full of good surprises, I enjoyed spontaneous visits with Josh Mulder class of 1997, and … Continue reading

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Y2K Redux

Remember when we were all told that we needed to patch our computer’s operating systems and our programs and make sure we had printed bank statements and all that because when the date changed from 1999 to 2000 we were … Continue reading

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Engineering —> Leadership

The American Institute of Physics reports that engineers do better than biologists on the MCAT for admission to medical school. (Thank you Professor Brue for mentioning this information to me.) Here’s the rank: 1st place: Biomedical Engineering majors 2nd: Physics … Continue reading

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Award Winning Senior Projects

Friday I mentioned the senior project I’m advising this year. (See “A Clock Tower for Dordt?” below.) Last year I advised a project by Alex Haas and Chad Talsma on a brushless DC motor. That project won a “Merit Award” … Continue reading

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A Clock Tower for Dordt?

I advise a team of engineering students (Ashley , Chris , and Craig) who are working on the design of a clock tower for their senior project. They just started their own blog on the topic. There is not much … Continue reading

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Matt Hilden, Class of 2002 to Visit

In Monday’s post I mentioned that I was planning an IEEE student branch meeting. Now it is set up. Our guest will be Matt Hilden, from our class of 2002. The meeting will be at 2 PM on Monday, February … Continue reading

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Logic Design in EGR 204 Micro & Digital Lab

It has been a rather routine day. That’s good–it means I get to work on my agenda! I’m working on setting up a possible IEEE student branch meeting for later this month, but I don’t have enough information to get … Continue reading

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Interesting IEEE meeting coming up

I’m a member of the IEEE and have been active in the activities of the Siouxland section of the IEEE. On Thursday, February 15 they will be putting on a good meeting on the topic of open soucrce software used … Continue reading

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Coaching JETS/TEAMS at Unity

On five January and February Thursday mornings and some Friday afternoons I coach Unity Christian High School’s team for the “Junior Engineering Technical Society’s TEAMS” contest. The morning practice meets start at 7:10 AM, which shows some dedication on the … Continue reading

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