Promo video for Laurentian University’s engineering program

The Ontario University Fair (OUF) will be taking place this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Many of my colleagues from all over Ontario will be in attendance to meet prospective students trying to make decisions about their post-secondary education.

Laurentian University has prepared promotional videos for use at OUF which highlight four of the many programs we offer. Each video follows the activities of a particular student enrolled in that program. One of our mechanical engineering students was selected for profiling. You can see his video below. It also contains cameos by some of our mechanical faculty and students, as well as beautiful footage of the Laurentian campus and the city of Greater Sudbury. Continue reading

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Brunos and Smoots

We recently spent a lecture in my first year engineering course introducing the concepts of units, unit systems, and unit conversions. We talked about meters and feet. We discussed kilograms and slugs, pounds mass and pounds force. We even talked about esoteric units like furlongs and fortnights. But I realized afterward that I’ve short-changed their education by not mentioning two important engineering units: the bruno and the smoot. Both these units were created by (and named for) undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Continue reading

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Website updates

Image by granth via flickr (CC BY-SA).

Image by granth via flickr (CC BY-SA).

Welcome!

I’m in the process of migrating my old website to WordPress. Much like all the construction going on at Laurentian right now, this remains a work in progress.

So feel free to look around, but be sure to check back periodically as I slowly make some improvements.

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