## Brain Teaser: A Sliding Ladder

A 25 ft ladder (assume it is not an extension ladder) is placed with its foot 7 ft away from a building. If the top of the ladder slips down 4 ft, how many feet will the bottom slide out?

## Brain teaser – A distribution manager’s dilemma

John the distribution manager for a leading mobile phone company has a dilemma. The warehouse has 10 unlabelled rows of pallets, each row contains thousands of phones destined for different…

## Conflict in the Workplace: A Waste of Time and Energy?

A discussion on conflict in the workplace. Should you avoid it, ignore it, or address it and risk destablizing your workforce?

## Brain Teaser – An 8-inch model screw

An 8-inch model screw, tested in a water tunnel at a rotational speed of 22.5 revolutions per second and a velocity of flow of 12 feet per second, yields a…

## Brain Teaser – Determine the code to open the briefcase

Doug had forgotten the 5 digit code to his briefcase. However, he did remember five clues: The fifth number plus the third number equals fourteen; The fourth number is one…

## Should an engineer be an expert in one thing, or ok/good at everything?

Today’s topic is an interesting one, and depends largely on personal preference. It’s something that comes up for engineers every day: Be decent at many things, or be the absolute end-all-be-all expert in one thing? Some might respond with, “Well, how about being an expert at everything?”

## The Raffle Tickets Brain Teaser

Challenge your brain with this interesting brain teaser. Given a number of statement find the solution to the question asked.

## Does Your Company Need A Data Czar?

Darron Pustam discusses the idea of effectively integrating all of your firm’s technologies under one umbrella that will undoubtedly save you time and money.

## Challenge your brain – Boys vs. Girls jigsaw puzzle

A team of 6 girls and 4 boys put together a 2200-piece jigsaw puzzle in 4 hours. The same jigsaw puzzle was put together in 8 hours by a team of two girls and five boys.

Who are better at putting jigsaw puzzles together, boys or girls, and by how much?

## Top 10 Engineering Graduate Schools in the USA

US News and World report recently published their list of the top 10 engineering graduate schools in the USA. This year’s list contain some of the usual contenders plus several other newcomers.