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Employee Spotlight – Leland Chumik

Today’s job market is quite competitive, especially for any recent graduate. An internship provides students with a competitive advantage when looking for jobs. Using theory and knowledge from school and applying it to a professional workplace is a major part of any internship. It’s an excellent way to learn from others and get professional feedback. […]

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Learning to Like Criticism

Criticism can be harsh. It can feel like an ambush, an unwanted attack that can feel personal, you freeze and you’re on defense. Criticism can be true. Believe it or not, it can even be encouraging. What would things look like if there were no criticism? If we took away every criticism it could reverse […]

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Drafting Evolved

Drawing is an art form – from the moment you first picked up a pencil or crayon and dragged it across a blank piece of paper – you were creating art. When my 4-year-old asks me what I do at work all day, I usually give her a witty remark saying, ‘I draw pretty pictures’ […]

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Pulling Together

Rowing is often called the ultimate team sport – anyone who has seen an eight-person crew race in perfect synchrony will immediately understand why. However, I have rowed competitively for almost 10 years and I can say with certainty that great teams are not formed simply because a group of people do the same thing […]

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The Tightrope Walk

The Tightrope Walk

People often ask me how I handle being a mom of twins and work. I don’t usually have a straight up answer, I just do. And I won’t lie, it gets overwhelming at times but in the end I get through my days. I don’t believe in the term “work-life balance” because I really don’t […]

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The Future is Augmented

Video games can be beneficial to any industry. It is an art form that can allow users to immerse themselves through visual, auditory, and even tactile senses, to allow one to see through the perspective of the creator. So if video games are created to allow players to experience the designer’s unique perspective, why can’t […]

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Playing With Fire

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her […]

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Finding Our Place in the Data Renaissance Part 1: Data Literacy

With the evolution of technology our modern society is experiencing a data renaissance (1). This renaissance is allowing greater connection, greater access to information and greater opportunity to analyze our world. What is the data renaissance? In recent years data science and machine learning have advanced rapidly. This has enabled never before seen tools and […]

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An Engineer’s Guide To Planning A Wedding

A little over a year ago my wife Whitney and I were married. I can honestly say that the day was truly amazing and was everything that we wanted it to be. Now before I get in to how we made this happen (and I use the word “we” quite liberally), let me start with […]

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Engineering from a Photographer’s Perspective

Engineering from a Photographer’s Perspective

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” -Albert Einstein Engineering and photography are not often relatable. Photography is a type of art that captures the beauty of everything that surrounds us and a means that allows us to freeze time and precious memories. It speaks a certain language […]

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