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I held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere. – Warsan Shire All around the world people are suffering. Domestically are dealing with racial … Continue reading

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Six Canons of Engineering Ethics

The full Code of Ethics for Engineers can be found HERE! The 6 Fundamental Canons of Engineering Ethics according to the National Society of Professional Engineers Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall: 1. Hold paramount the safety, … Continue reading

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Strategies for maintaining focus when you’re wired for distraction

I have Attention Deficit Disorder, while some people don’t believe it actually exists I think that we can all agree that we can all agree that everyone displays varying degrees of its symptoms from time to time. I am wired … Continue reading

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This semester in particular I feel stretched extremely thin. I am taking 3 classes, working 20 hours a week as a GRA, completing my prelims, planning a wedding, and running an animal rescue. This has been the most challenging semester … Continue reading

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Setting your mind on fire with critical pedagogy

Education can function to control and contain students and maintain the status quo. Or, it empowers students to be critically engaged and active participants in society. It is time to take education beyond the walls of the classroom.  Focusing singularly … Continue reading

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Scholarly Integrity – Post Docs & Pudding Cups

This case study is from the ORI RCR Resource Development Casebook from the Authorship and Publication chapter. Summary of case study: A young post doc has taken a position at a famous institution with a strong publish or perish culture. She … Continue reading

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Inclusive Pedagogy – Moving past privilege and bias toward a more inclusive climate

Before we begin, I want to break down the differences between privilege, bias, and racism.Privilege Privilege (n): a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person (or group of people) beyond the advantages of most. Below are a just … Continue reading

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Open Access – Publish or Perish

The journal I selected is the Open Transportation Journal published by Bentham Open – the publisher is located in the United States.  The Open Transportation Journal, a peer reviewed journal, is an important and reliable source of current information on developments in … Continue reading

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Finding my teaching voice by watching Doctor Who

While trying to think about how I want to teach I happened to be on a Doctor Who kick. Doctor who is about a humanoid alien (Time Lord to be specific) with two hearts, a blue space ship called the TARDIS … Continue reading

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Making the grade

I enjoy the company of young people – they like to think. They have cool ideas, they’re off the wall, and down right hilarious. As I’m getting closer to the age of wanting to have a family of my own … Continue reading

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