Author Archives: jmetch

Engineers Meet the Real World: Engineering Ethics

A couple years back I took a class that changed the way I view people, my career, and the world.  Surprisingly it was an engineering ethics class.  I say surprisingly because most of the ethics classes I have taken in … Continue reading

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To be filled or to be fulfilled

Accept the passive role! Fill your bucket from the knowledge that I give you! Only my knowledge can fill your bucket! While reading for this week I kept having flashbacks to classrooms in which I learned to be the passive … Continue reading

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Loss of Control = Terrifying

We have talked so much about how important it is that students feel comfortable in a class room to create a good learning environment.  It’s clear that there is no room for bigotry, racism, or any prejudice of any kind.  It’s important … Continue reading

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Trying to be cool in high school

I can remember being so stressed out about what I would wear in high school.  In the mall, bouncing between American Eagle, Aeropostal, and Holister trying to pick out clothes that I saw my “cooler” friends wearing.  However quickly in … Continue reading

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Winning the grade game

Should assessment be used as a motivational tool? The way our grading system is set up feels like we are telling students that if they learn (or memorize) enough material, they will be rewarded with an A.  That is a … Continue reading

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Give me the cheat codes

I didn’t grow up playing a lot of video games, and still now I don’t play many.  But on school mornings if we got up and ready in time, my brother, my neighbor, and I used to play Mario Kart … Continue reading

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Blog on Blogs: Help me understand!

Soooo this is not my first time blogging for a class and I honestly haven’t had great experiences with it in the past.  I don’t mind blogging for other things like my research, or topics I find interesting.  I’ve done … Continue reading

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Social Media in Higher Education is NOT a Choice

I found this article written by an administrator talking about struggling to convince his faculty members that they need to be on social media and embrace new technologies available: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-michael-nolan/in-higher-education-socia_b_3932373.html In this article he makes some really good points about … Continue reading

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Should researchers be expected to teach???

As for my thoughts on how to change higher education I have many, but am not confident in many of them… There is one staple of higher education that I often wonder if it is outdated, and that is the … Continue reading

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Open Access in Environmental Engineering: Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegredation

The Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegredation is part of the OMICS Group International which is an amalgamation of 500 open access journals.  Specifically, the Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegredation says that they are “dedicated to providing the advancements and dissemination … Continue reading

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