Below, you will see the description of a research study that is being launched this year in the department of Mathematics, Physics & Engineering at Mount Royal University (MRU). Please contact me by email or by leaving a comment on this blog if you have comments or questions, would like references, or would like to… Continue reading Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?
Recently, Hurricane Sandy shut down New York City’s subway system for days. Here’s an article in the NYTimes about what engineers are doing to help solve this very real, and relatively new, problem. Creating a Balloonlike Plug to hold back floodwaters from the NYTimes. To my engineering design students: can you articulate the problem statement,… Continue reading An engineering design problem: how to stop subway tunnels from flooding as a result of a storm surge