There are many sources of engineering stories. You can start here at Test & Measurement DesignLines, read other articles on EE Times and EDN, look through application notes, read some other publication (What?), or look at videos on YouTube. But, did you know that you can also listen to engineering stories.
That's right, listen.
Some engineering universities have their own radio stations. MIT has WMBR. (Did you know it was originally WTBS until Ted Turner bought the station new equipment in exchange for the call letters?) But to my knowledge, WMBR doesnít broadcast anything about engineering.
Enter Texas A&M and its weekly engineering radio show, Engineering Works. On the air and online since 2003, Engineering Works presents a weekly story about some aspect of engineering. The story is broadcast every Wednesday at 7:30 AM Central Time on Texas A&M's radio station, KAMU-FM 90.9, and archived online, both in text and as mp3s for listening or downloading.
So what does an engineering radio clip cover? Well just about everything. Here are a few examples.
"Think of a Number
" is about imaginary numbers, something EEs canít live without, though we try.
"Solar-Powered Swimsuit" is about a suit that uses photovoltaic cells.
"Getting a Grasp on Lightning," is about, you know, big-time ESD.
I invite you to browse Engineering Works and read or listen to the clips. Tell us your favorites.