March 15th, 2017:
Recently, I found an old pocket knife that had been given to me years ago burried in my closet. The blade was in rough shape due to being poorly sharpened in the past. Today is the day I bring it... read more "Knife Sharpening: How to Get a Razor Sharp Edge on an Old Knife"
 
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March 29th, 2017:
There are many decision points along a project’s lifespan. One often brushed aside decision is Means of Joining. As anyone who’s delved into the Titanic’s sinking and similar structural disasters... read more "Holding It All Together"
 
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April 26th, 2017:
After a brief, two year hiatus from my articles on the product development process, I am back with the next step in this undertaking!  If you are interested in the early phases of our process,... read more "Product Development: Refinement and Validation"
 
May 11th, 2017:
Since the turn of the century, there has been a surge of interest and ideas in environmentally conscious products. Almost the entire range of goods commercialized in the world now have an eco-... read more "Of Ecology and Economy"
 
June 21st, 2017:
A few months ago, a co-worker shot me with a dart from across the room to get my attention. Jumping up out of my seat and removing my headphones, I realized that I could get a NERF® gun and I... read more "NERF Gun Upgrade: Semi-Automatic to Automatic Modification"
 
July 19th, 2017:
If you’ve ever watched the Bachelorette, there is a point in the show were the camera pans out to witness the protagonist, glossy eyed, contemplating, over four pictures of her four different... read more "Husband or House; How a Decision Aid Can Help"
 
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August 2nd, 2017:
Now that it’s August, we’ve officially entered the “Dog Days" of summer. For a person who despises heat, this means huddling up by the air conditioning unit in my apartment and watching a ton of... read more "Drawing Meaning from Baseball, Statistics, and the World"
 
November 8th, 2017:
Being an engineer, you’re born to be a creative problem solver - always stepping up to the task to help in any situation when assistance is needed, and always having the drive to figure out how... read more "Building a Better Engineer through Project Diversity"
 
December 14th, 2017:
A peek inside Goddard this week: We're welcoming new hires! For those onboarding, prospective applicants, and the "just curious," here's the secret to success at Goddard: Never sink alone.... read more "Insider Advice to New Hires"
 
February 14th, 2018:
In today’s college education system, it seems like everything is focused on one thing: finding a job. Think back to your high school years. One of the biggest pressures of upperclassmen is finding... read more "A Piece of Advice from the “New Guy”"
 
April 12th, 2018:
I would like to share a little bit about my daughter, Christina (age 9), who was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma tumor in her spinal cord in 2014. The tumor was approximately 5cm tall and 2cm wide –... read more "Marathon Monday: Run for MGH"
 
May 2nd, 2018:
It’s the most wonderful time of year again! It’s playoff hockey season! I still vividly remember my first ever hockey game in 1999 at the then-Gaylord Entertainment Center, referred to as the GEC by... read more "Engineering America's (5th) Favorite Sport"
 
June 6th, 2018:
Recently, I read about an energy storage system in Switzerland that really caught my attention and sent me down a dam research binge. Just before I ventured down this rabbit hole, I got to thinking... read more "A Matter of Scale"