Confessions of a Female Engineer

Ask me anything   I'm a second year geological engineering student who loves coffee and tv, and am a little more superstitious than I would care to admit

My home is Coastal BC, but here I find myself in the middle of Saskatchewan for school.

girlwiththegoldencrown:

thiscallsforphilosophy:

Some motivation from the doctor.

I definitely needed this right now!

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— 1 week ago with 260257 notes
#motivation  #study  #doctor  #gif 

kwaa7-sama:

Failing a test doesn’t make you unintelligent.

Having to re-take a class or a test over and over again does not make you unintelligent.

Struggling with grades and classes does not make you unintelligent.

Failing a class doesn’t make you unintelligent.

Getting a bad grade or score doesn’t make you unintelligent.

Being held back, put into summer school, needing extra help doesn’t make you unintelligent.

Not understanding something right away does not make you unintelligent.

(via studdiction)

— 1 week ago with 2082 notes
#school 
Studying in the engineering library xx

Studying in the engineering library xx

— 1 week ago
#Red brick  #library  #engineering  #book return  #university  #clock  #time 
Igneous Rocks →

warrenb3:

Igneous rock (derived from the Latin word ignis meaning fire) is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. Igneous rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Igneous rock may form with or without crystallization, either below the…

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matthen:

Unrolling these circles gives fills a triangle with base 2 π r and height r (where r is the radius of the filled disk). Such a triangle has area π r2. This does not serve as a complete proof for why this is the area of a circle, but can give you some intuition for why it should be. [code]

matthen:

Unrolling these circles gives fills a triangle with base 2 π r and height r (where r is the radius of the filled disk). Such a triangle has area π r2. This does not serve as a complete proof for why this is the area of a circle, but can give you some intuition for why it should be. [code]

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— 2 weeks ago with 49359 notes
#circle  #proof  #triangle  #calculus  #wow that makes so much more sense now 

thekyguerrero:

mspaintadventuring:

thebabbagepatch:

THERE’S A WHOLE SERIES OF COMICS ABOUT A TINY TURTLE CALLED SHELDON AND THIS MAKES ME VERY HAPPY

HE’S NOT EVEN A TURTLE THO HE’S A TINY DINOSAUR THAT THINKS HE IS AND THAT MAKES IT EVEN BETTER

HE HAS AN ACORN ON HIS BACK

I love Sheldon. 💕

(Source: thechristmaspatch, via merach132)

— 2 weeks ago with 203648 notes
#sheldon  #turte  #dinosaur 
studyingistheshit:

You never know until you try.

studyingistheshit:

You never know until you try.

— 2 weeks ago with 306 notes
bertilakslady:

thegoddamnwordsmith:

thequantumqueer:

spinningyarns:

doctorbee:

xwidep:

Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.So.Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humansCelsius: what temperatures affect waterKelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

#this is why i hate people that are all like oooh fahrenheit makes no sense

This makes so much more sense.

My physics teacher did in fact explain it this way. Thank you, Mr Thorpe!

bertilakslady:

thegoddamnwordsmith:

thequantumqueer:

spinningyarns:

doctorbee:

xwidep:

Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.

Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.

Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.

Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.

So.
Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

This makes so much more sense.

My physics teacher did in fact explain it this way. Thank you, Mr Thorpe!

(via attackonstudying)

— 2 weeks ago with 342629 notes
#water  #temperature  #scales  #fahrenheit  #celsius  #kelvin