EWOTD Archive

EWOTD Archive

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Archive of the “Engineering Word Of The Day” podcast, an informal show on engineering jargon. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support


diamagnetic
Sep 20 • 6 min
That frog is not frenetic; it floats and is diamagnetic. This is Episode 79 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
“What led you to electrical engineering?” - Podcast Preview: www.k12engineering.net
Sep 17 • 0 min
Here’s a preview of an upcoming episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast with a guest electrical engineer and Android developer. #staytuned —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
“Distributed programming” - Preview of an episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast
Jul 30 • 1 min
Here’s a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, with guest professor and computer engineer Dr. Akos Ledeczi, talking about methods for how to teach kids and new programmers distributed computing or parallel…
perovskite
Jul 29 • 5 min
Engineers, unite! Harness the power of perovskite. This is Episode 78 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Cover art by Cadmium at English Wikipedia…
MVC
Jul 25 • 5 min
It’s the real MVP of simplifying user interfaces in some programming languages these days. This is Episode 77 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —-…
CRISPR
Jul 25 • 5 min
I like my definitions to be CRISPR and clearer. This is Episode 76 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
fugacity
Jul 25 • 5 min
Messing with this gas of a word isn’t ideal. This is Episode 75 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
metaprogramming
Jul 25 • 4 min
Programming programs to program their own programs. This is Episode 74 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
zero-indexed
Jul 25 • 4 min
One is fun, and zero is a hero, in our engineering programming languages. This is Episode 73 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is…
trochoidal
Sep 16, 2018 • 3 min
Whip your brain into shape by studying trochoidal things.This is Episode 72 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Six Sigma
Sep 8, 2018 • 6 min
Let’s take a crack at this jargon from quality and reliability engineering (but don’t crack your products). This is Episode 71 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various…
Kalman filter
Aug 12, 2018 • 6 min
Keep your data streams from going helter skelter with the help of a Kalman filter. This is Episode 70 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This…
tare
Aug 11, 2018 • 4 min
Forget to get your tare, and you might shed a tear. This is Episode 69 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
crazing
Aug 10, 2018 • 5 min
I tried ceramic glazing / The result was quite amazing / When I saw it cool / I touched not a tool / The surface showed cracks and crazing. ***This is Episode 68 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and…
negative testing
Aug 9, 2018 • 5 min
Always think positive, unless you’re doing negative testing. This is Episode 67 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by…
enantiomer
Aug 9, 2018 • 4 min
She thought it was very fancy of her / to separate the two enantiomers / She looked in the mirror / It couldn’t be clearer / The left one was better and handsomer. ***This is Episode 66 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite,…
breakpoint
May 28, 2018 • 4 min
Stop everything! We’ve hit a breakpoint, and things are gonna get dicey. This is Episode 65 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is…
corrosion
May 22, 2018 • 4 min
If you have some metal, in a pot or a kettle, on this you can trust: over time it’ll rust. This is Episode 64 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —-…
TRIZ
May 7, 2018 • 6 min
If I read through a thousand invention patents, I hope I’d learn something, too. This is Episode 63 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This…
hardness
Apr 23, 2018 • 4 min
If you can resist concentrated attack and damage, maybe you’ve got some engineer-level hardness. This is Episode 62 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering…
camber
Apr 12, 2018 • 6 min
Cool as a cucumber curved with quite the camber. This is Episode 61 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
tribology
Apr 2, 2018 • 5 min
Engineers who study this know how to rub you the right way. This is Episode 60 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Podcast preview: “Podcasting in the classroom”
Apr 1, 2018 • 1 min
Clip from “SXSW Live: Podcasting and Lesson Design”, latest episode of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
gigawatt
Mar 26, 2018 • 4 min
Picture this: a lightning bolt shoots out about 10 gigawatts of power. Subscribe today: www.engineeringwordoftheday.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
RTOS
Mar 26, 2018 • 5 min
Wish I handled the dishes in real time, too. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
Podcast preview: What is engineering?
Mar 25, 2018 • 1 min
A preview of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 3, Episode 3: “Engineering 101”. Learn more at: www.k12engineering.net —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Podcast preview: “I always wanted to help people”
Mar 16, 2018 • 1 min
A preview of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 3, Episode 2. Learn more at: www.k12engineering.net —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
quaternion
Mar 11, 2018 • 5 min
Quarter for your thoughts about quaternions? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
poll
Feb 26, 2018 • 5 min
Let’s take a poll. Who knows what this engineering word means? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
Podcast preview: “Anxiety”
Feb 25, 2018 • 1 min
A preview of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1. Learn more at: www.k12engineering.net —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
GNU
Feb 13, 2018 • 6 min
Have you heard our GNU software engineering word of the day? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
locknut
Feb 5, 2018 • 4 min
For those situations when you just can’t let go. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
WYSIWYG
Jan 28, 2018 • 5 min
Why Would Somebody Insist We Yank Goats? That’s not what WYSIWYG stands for. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
510(k)
Jan 22, 2018 • 6 min
Submitting a 510(k) might be like saying you’re qualified for college because your fraternal twin is already there. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
poka-yoke
Jan 7, 2018 • 5 min
The delicious flavor of 0% manufacturing defect rate can come from fresh poka-yoke. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
NPD
Jan 2, 2018 • 5 min
New year, new Engineering Word Of The Day. Or in this case, new acronym of the day, standing for “new product development”. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
turboencabulator
Dec 12, 2017 • 4 min
As amazing as hexadiagonal flamshooter energy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
duty cycle
Dec 6, 2017 • 5 min
Not a doodie cycle, but a duty cycle. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
dogfooding
Nov 28, 2017 • 4 min
Grow, make, and eat your own dogfood — I mean products. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
normal
Nov 21, 2017 • 4 min
This is not normal. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
upskill
Nov 13, 2017 • 5 min
Upskill your team without killing the mood. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
kanban
Nov 6, 2017 • 5 min
Organize your to-do list efficiently! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
LaTeX
Oct 31, 2017 • 5 min
Keep your hands clean when you write professional publications. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
dross
Oct 27, 2017 • 4 min
This podcast is aiming to avoid being aural dross. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
detent
Oct 27, 2017 • 5 min
Let’s have a détente over detents. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
freeboard
Oct 27, 2017 • 4 min
It’s not a power ballad by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and it’s not a burrito chain. What is it? The question floods me with curiosity. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
sparging
Oct 27, 2017 • 5 min
If only we could be sparging all our troubles away… —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
autoclave
Oct 27, 2017 • 5 min
Will your device design withstand repeated autoclaving? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
CSS
Oct 27, 2017 • 3 min
Discussing a cascade of styles all over the sheets. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
azeotrope
Oct 27, 2017 • 4 min
And a heliotrope used to describe a flower that turns toward the sun. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
solder
Oct 24, 2017 • 3 min
Why doesn’t solder rhyme with older? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
APLHGR
Oct 19, 2017 • 4 min
One who hugs apples? Or average planar linear heat generation rate? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
isomer
Oct 17, 2017 • 5 min
How are isomers like ice cream? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
OEM
Oct 12, 2017 • 4 min
It’s the OG OEM. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
circumscribe
Oct 4, 2017 • 4 min
Trying not to talk in circles here. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
circumscribe
Oct 4, 2017 • 4 min
Trying not to talk in circles here. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
orthogonal
Oct 3, 2017 • 4 min
I’m orthogonal, and I’ve never felt so right. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
blue sky
Sep 30, 2017 • 4 min
It’s customer-centered design versus blue sky design. Who will win? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
ephemerides
Sep 26, 2017 • 5 min
When astronomical data becomes hard to pronounce. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
viscoelasticity
Sep 25, 2017 • 5 min
Sia’s new music video for “Viscoelastic Heart” is pretty weird. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
inclinometer
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
A tool for pirates navigating the oceans, and more, yarrr… —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
operator
Sep 20, 2017 • 4 min
Not just telephone operators, folks! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
sensitivity
Sep 18, 2017 • 5 min
When you’re almost done designing something, do you start to feel very sensitive? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
impedance
Sep 16, 2017 • 4 min
Don’t you dare impede my learning. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
UNF
Sep 15, 2017 • 5 min
Acronyms galore! The UTC defines UNC and UNF standards in the USA. Oof. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
stem cell
Sep 13, 2017 • 4 min
Both a target and a tool of biomedical engineering nowadays. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
UX
Sep 12, 2017 • 4 min
Another design buzzword? Or important field? Both? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
breadboard
Sep 9, 2017 • 4 min
You use it to help design devices that end up in more than your kitchen. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
verification
Aug 31, 2017 • 11 min
Special guest engineer an business consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., joins the EWOTD podcast for another episode to talk about the important concept of “verification”. This is Part 2 of two episodes. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
validation
Aug 31, 2017 • 9 min
Engineering and business consultant Pat Sweet, P.Eng., guests on today’s podcast. You can find him over at “Engineering and Leadership” on the web: http://www.engineeringandleadership.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
valence
Aug 24, 2017 • 4 min
Atomic poetry in the electron cloud model. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
daemon
Aug 21, 2017 • 3 min
Is there a program called Matt Daemon that secretly translates everything you say around your computer into a Boston accent? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
tappet
Aug 20, 2017 • 6 min
No, it’s not an alternative slang form of “tap that,” but it is a part that really gets us going. See Chysler’s 1950’s explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x6PIqXqLlk —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
brogrammer
Aug 18, 2017 • 4 min
Is being a brogrammer a good thing? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
strangler
Aug 17, 2017 • 4 min
Not just a murderer, folks, as automotive engineers and technologists know. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
Kelvin
Aug 15, 2017 • 3 min
Discussing this scale to measure average kinetic energy of matter. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
autogyro
Aug 14, 2017 • 3 min
How is an autogyro different from a helicopter? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
magic smoke
Aug 13, 2017 • 3 min
All hail and all fear the magic smoke! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
revolute
Aug 12, 2017 • 3 min
Describing revolute joints. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
polymorphism
Aug 9, 2017 • 4 min
Not to be confused with biological polymorphism, polymorphism in programming languages can add robustness to your engineering code. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
adiabatic
Aug 8, 2017 • 3 min
Compare and contrast: “adiabatic” versus “a diabetic”? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
SWE
Aug 7, 2017 • 2 min
SWE wants to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders,” among other goals. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
eutectic
Aug 5, 2017 • 5 min
Talking about eutectic points of solid mixtures. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
Wronskian
Aug 4, 2017 • 4 min
Discussing the “Wronskian” of differential equations. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
brainwriting
Aug 3, 2017 • 3 min
Explaining the collaborative idea generation technique of brainwriting. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support
iterate
Aug 2, 2017 • 4 min
Engineering Word Of The Day: iterate —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engineering-education/support