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Pius Wong

Host, Editor & Producer of The K12 Engineering Education… & Host & Producer of Engineering Word Of The Day
Engineer and Education Consultant behind @PiosLabs. Produces The @K12Engineering Education Podcast & #EngineeringWordOfTheDay.
Recent episodes featuring Pius Wong
Australian Trends in Engineering Education
Like much of the world, Australian educators are increasingly embracing STEM education for younger students. Chris Perkins is one such teacher at Keithcot Farm Primary School outside Adelaide, South Australia. He talks about a range of issues on his radar as a STEM teacher, including how he stays up-to-date, Australian inventions, how New South Wales is a leader in that country for education, and more. For a video of the robot arm that Chris mentioned, see it here: https://youtu.be/L9rG8cD3pxQ The cover art for this episode comes from Gilbert Toyne’s 1925 Australian patent on the rotary clothesline: http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/ Related to this episode: • STEM Everyday: http://dailystem.com/stem-everyday-podcast/ • Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/twenty-one-elephants-and-still-standing-by-april-jones-prince/ • 44% of teachers leave after 5 years: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2018/10/today_teaching_force_richard_ingersoll.html • Australian curriculum: https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/ • Year 7 to high school: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites-and-facilities/year-7-high-school • Beebots: https://www.terrapinlogo.com/beebot.html • Ozobots: https://ozobot.com/ • Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots: https://education.lego.com/en-us/shop/mindstorms-ev3 • Video of robot arm on website: https://youtu.be/L9rG8cD3pxQ • Rotary hills hoist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hills_Hoist • Australia’s Top 10 Inventions: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/australias-top-10-inventions-the-victa-lawn-mower/ • World Solar Car Challenge: https://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/ • Solar tiles article: https://theconversation.com/we-can-make-roof-tiles-with-built-in-solar-cells-now-the-challenge-is-to-make-them-cheaper-123775 • Wave energy: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why_wave_power_has_lagged_far_behind_as_energy_source • Texas A&M research on wave energy: https://engineering.tamu.edu/news/2019/02/could-the-ocean-be-the-answer-to-a-clean-energy-supply.html • Food scientist and cook Ann Reardon debunking viral food videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26m8NmKPzUI • Verification and Validation, past episode: http://www.k12engineering.net/episodes/45 Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.
calculus
This challenge will not tackle us; we'll tackle it, we'll win, this calculus. This is Episode 80 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.
Q&A with a Chemical Engineer
What does a chemical engineer do? What makes a good one? What should young people know about the field? Chemical engineer Will Mullen helps us answer these questions and more. Will is a Process Engineer and Engineering Manager at a manufacturing plant for specialty chemicals in North Carolina. Before that he managed facilities and worked in chemical plants in Texas and Georgia, and he has been involved in youth leadership for many years. Related to this episode: • NC State Chemical Engineering: https://www.cbe.ncsu.edu/ • Skype a Scientist: https://www.skypeascientist.com/ • NC State Engineering Ambassadors: https://www.engr.ncsu.edu/academics/undergrad/engineering-ambassadors/ • Engineering Grand Challenges from National Academy of Engineers: http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/ • Cradle-to-Grave Assessment (Life Cycle Assessment): https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/cradle-to-grave-assessment • Solar sails: https://www.planetary.org/explore/projects/lightsail-solar-sailing/what-is-solar-sailing.html • Educators, you can contact Will about chemical engineering: wfmullen14@yahoo.com • South by Southwest EDU: https://www.sxswedu.com/ Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.
diamagnetic
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.
Career Advice for New Electrical and Software Engineers
What should you look for in your first engineering job? How do you bridge high school, college, internships, and then finally full-time work? Is college worth it for the tech industry? Engineer and developer Omar Leyva gives advice on all this and more, speaking as an Android developer and computer engineer at Tile, a consumer electronics company in San Mateo, California. He also describes how his very first experience programming was C++ in college, how being a son of immigrants affected his views on college, and why people and company culture are so important for evaluating a job. Related to this episode: • Tile and its app: https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/ • Electrical Engineering department at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles): https://www.ee.ucla.edu/ • Cisco, networking technology company: https://www.cisco.com/ • Sandisk, computer technology company: https://www.sandisk.com/ • Netapp, data services company: https://www.netapp.com • IEEE (“I Triple E”), professional society for electrical engineering: https://www.ieee.org/ • Center for Excellence in Engineering Diversity at UCLA: https://www.ceed.ucla.edu/ Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.
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Location
Austin, TX, USA
Episode Count
167
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
2 days, 3 hours