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Month: January 2016

Which comes first: the what, the why, or the how?

Which comes first: the what, the why, or the how?

Learning happens all the time. I just finished watching the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. During the show and even after, I asked my friends and family questions, looked up information online, and just wanted to know as much as I could about the legal system and the specific case in the documentary. And I learned a lot. The show sparked my interest, I connected with others, and we all shared in the learning experience. This type of learning is part…

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Acknowledging our history to create our future

Acknowledging our history to create our future

Hi everyone! My name is Amy. I grew up in Colorado and moved to Blacksburg a few years ago for graduate school. I am currently working towards a PhD in Engineering Education and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. For the past year and a half, I have been teaching first year engineering courses at Virginia Tech, and I really enjoy working with students who are trying to figure out what engineering is and what they want to do. After graduating, I hope to improve the…

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