State of the Art

Working from the Inside Out

Author(s): Art Johnson
Working from the Inside Out 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Emily Schosid wanted to learn about sustainability, so she joined a small community called Lama in the mountains of rural New Mexico [1]. Lama is a spiritual community, an educational…

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Exciting Times

Author(s): Art Johnson
Exciting Times 150 150 IEEE Pulse

What an exciting time to be a bio-based engineer! Biology is the new frontier of technological progress, and it is difficult to fathom how much is going on. Bioengineers, biomedical…

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2D:4D Finger Ratio as an Indication of Prenatal Testosterone Exposure

Author(s): Art Johnson
2D:4D Finger Ratio as an Indication of Prenatal Testosterone Exposure 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The ratio of the length of the second (index) finger to the length of the fourth (ring) finger on the right hand is termed the 2D:4D ratio (Figure 1). This…

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Presidents Have to Act Differently

Author(s): Art Johnson
Presidents Have to Act Differently 150 150 IEEE Pulse

I had seen it happen to almost all people elected to the highest office in their organization. They toned down their rhetoric and became much less forceful champions for pet…

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The Afterlife

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Afterlife 150 150 IEEE Pulse

On 6 August 2016, Jeni Stepien married Paul Maenner in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. The man who escorted the bride down the aisle was not exactly a relative:…

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My Best Example

Author(s): Art Johnson
My Best Example 150 150 IEEE Pulse

What is the best illustration you use in class? While conversing with a faculty member at another educational institution, I asked him this question (answers to which sometimes trigger ideas…

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Interviewing Well

Author(s): Art Johnson
Interviewing Well 150 150 IEEE Pulse

So, why do you want to work for our organization? The answer to that question could cement your position in that company, or, maybe not, and so, like all the…

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Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Author(s): Art Johnson
Prevention Is Better Than Cure 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Modern medicine is overwhelmingly reactive rather than proactive. Get sick, seek medical help. How expensive that model is! If everyone only got sick and then sought medical assistance, we could…

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Student Management Teams

Author(s): Art Johnson
Student Management Teams 150 150 IEEE Pulse

It may seem like letting the fox in to guard the henhouse when students are asked to help with the way a class is taught, but it can be valuable…

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