Category Archives: General Engineering Topics

General topics about the engineering profession.

Chemical Plant Safety Tips Easily Forgotten

Today, a handful of safety lessons which are easy to forget when visiting a chemical plant: Dangerous chemicals: Every plant worth its salt will have Material Safety Datasheets (MSDSs) in prominent locations, and proper training, for each hazard. These sheets … Continue reading

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Why American Women Graduates are Quitting Engineering

So I dug into another "women in engineering" report, trying to see if anyone had cracked the code on why women tend to leave engineering 2-3x more often, despite being just as qualified. It's a 64-page review of graduates all … Continue reading

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Convert Units Easily with Factor-Label Unit Conversion

Converting units is a very common work task, and trying not to get tripped up by it is a real pain at times. I'm sure you've already read the Mars Rover and other trite examples, so what can we do? … Continue reading

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Engineering & Business Magazine Reviews

I get a lot of work-related magazines across my desk, and definitely have my preferences in what I find useful as a process engineer & consultant. I thought I would share my narrow, heavily biased opinions, because maybe it will … Continue reading

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Engineering Job Satisfaction and Women in Engineering

Got a couple of interesting links today, one on the levels of job satisfaction (happiness at work) of engineers, and another on women in science technology engineering and math (STEM) careers. First off: the Engineering Job Satisfaction Article by Mechanical … Continue reading

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