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Earlier this week, the discussion around the lunch table at work was on how you define success – and what are the units of measure? Setting aside the inherent nerdiness of this conversation (I work in a nerdy lab in arguably one of the nerdiest schools in the US, so I have come to embrace the constant wash of technical discussions), it was an interesting topic. As a PhD student engineer, there might be several units of success. For someone heading into academia, units of success might include: – number of papers published – quality of publication record (impact factor, etc.) – grants and proposals written – undergraduate students mentored – conferences attended But if you are not headed into academia (I’m not), those things don’t really matter as much. Of course I want to publish papers, but I don’t have to worry how my record is going to stack…

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In case people haven’t figured out, our ‘guest writers’ have been sticking around for a while now. That’s because GEARS and Miss Outlier are both full time authors now! And we’re so glad to have them! They’re our second and third add-on writers, after our first ‘new guy’ Paul Clarke (who’s been doing great ever since he joined full time as well!) Watching our stats from the tool we have available, many of you really enjoy their writing, as do we. They, along with one of our founders FrauTech, have been helping balance out the “sparkies” (EE) with their “sprocket” (ME) opinions. And it’s been great! We’re also hoping to add more voices to the fray. Do you enjoy writing, especially about engineering-type topics? Please let us know on the “Write For Us” page by submitting the form. Usually we ask that you’ve been writing for at least a month on…

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We are always on the lookout for new writers at Engineer Blogs. And we’ve been finding more and more, which we couldn’t be happier about! First off, one of our guest bloggers, Paul Clarke, is now officially a full time writer! He’s posted 6 times now and has been doing a great job. We’re happy to have him on staff. We also had two guest bloggers we didn’t formally introduce before this. Miss Outlier writes about six sigma topics relating to mechanical engineering. Peter Francis is one of Paul’s co-workers and another great mechanical engineer blogger. They both have already been writing, so check out some of their past posts to see the great work they have already done. And finally, our newest guest blogger is another “sprocket”, what we call Mechanical Engineers around here, thanks to FrauTech (EEs are “sparkies). GEARS is an engineering professor who just accepted a…

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It’s probably time for an update. First, as you may have noticed, we have two guest bloggers: Paul Clarke and Mike Barr.  Paul works in PCB design (and a lot of other things!) and Mike is in embedded systems.  Rumor has it that we have another non-sparky who will be joining us soon. Second, we’d like to say thanks to other bloggers (and Twitterers!) who have posted links to the site.  Both Rich Hoeg at NorthStarNerd.org and The Hermitage have posted great reviews.  Additionally, John Dupuis at Confessions of a Science Librarian has posted not one but TWO posts.  He gave our site an introduction as well as interviewed us. Finally, FrauTech is guest blogging over at Scientopia.  You can check out her first post (The ‘E’ in STEM) here.

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