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Out of all the sites clogging up the webspace, why on Earth would you want to visit this one? The purpose of this site is to offer a place for engineers to form connections and create a support network for times of failure and success. Members are able to post questions, requests for advice, or they just cannot figure out a pesky algorithim. Others can, in turn, answer questions or freely offer advice to peers and younger generations.

What can I really learn from Failure? For any doubters, you need look no further than one of the icons of engineering, Thomas Edison. Edison went through approximately 10,000 failures until he discovered a successful way of producing a marketable lightbulb. Not impressed? Ponder on the following excerpt about Edison reaction to the destruction of his laboratory in 1914: ‘My heart ached for him,’ said Charles. ‘He was 67 - no longer a young man - and everything was going up in flames. When he saw me, he shouted, ‘Charles, where’s your mother?’ When I told him I didn’t know, he said, ‘Find her. Bring her here. She will never see anything like this as long as she lives.’ The next morning, Edison looked at the ruins and said, ‘There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew.’ Three weeks after the fire, Edison managed to deliver the first phonograph. Failure is a necessary part of life and most especially a part of the trial and error mentality integral to engineering. This site will hopefully help you first ADMIT you can fail, and next be able to learn from that failure. Go ahead. Explore our site and all it has to offer you. This was created not as a childish motivational poster, but a professional tool to further your career.

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On the first project we had during second semester EF, we had to build a stool out of foam core. we built our first model, tested it out, and it it completely broke apart and failed two days before test day. We could have completely given up, but the night before test day we put 10 hrs into building the stool, rehashed our design, and came up with a pretty darn good barstool.

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Let's look at it like a flowchart. The way I see it, there are really only two top-level reasons why you can fail a class: 1) You were not given sufficient instruction. 2) You did not exert sufficient effort. Let's look at a (non-exhaustive) list of possible supporting causes of both:

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After 2 years of Electrical Engineering studies I want to change to something else. What would be the most appropriate field and the closest to engineering but not engineering, sort of? *****I couldn't handle it, too hard for me. I am so sad and stressed , I am in trouble. ****

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Failure in Engineering, Please HELP! After 2 years of Electrical Engineering studies I want to change to something else. What would be the most appropriate field and the closest to engineering but not engineering, sort of? *****I couldn't handle it, too hard for me. I am so sad and stressed , I am in trouble. ****

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Failure in Engineering, Please HELP! After 2 years of Electrical Engineering studies I want to change to something else. What would be the most appropriate field and the closest to engineering but not engineering, sort of? *****I couldn't handle it, too hard for me. I am so sad and stressed , I am in trouble. ****

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Failure in Engineering, Please HELP! After 2 years of Electrical Engineering studies I want to change to something else. What would be the most appropriate field and the closest to engineering but not engineering, sort of? *****I couldn't handle it, too hard for me. I am so sad and stressed , I am in trouble. ****

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Failure in Engineering, Please HELP! After 2 years of Electrical Engineering studies I want to change to something else. What would be the most appropriate field and the closest to engineering but not engineering, sort of? *****I couldn't handle it, too hard for me. I am so sad and stressed , I am in trouble. ****

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Is it that you do not like the work or that you do not understand it? If you like EE, then don't leave it. Just work harder. Figure out the source of your troubles and attack it. If you do hate it, then definitely change majors ASAP.

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Failure in Engineering, Please HELP! After 2 years of Electrical Engineering studies I want to change to something else. What would be the most appropriate field and the closest to engineering but not engineering, sort of? *****I couldn't handle it, too hard for me. I am so sad and stressed , I am in trouble. ****

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I remember our EF 152 project where we had to build a windmill that powered enough electricity to power a small lightbulb. and I remember putting the copper coiling in the wrong direction at first and we were all proud that we finished before everyone else, but when it came time to testing it didn't work :( so we thought about it and finally realized we had to wrap the wire perpendicular to the magnets it was surrounding.

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Is it that you do not like the work or that you do not understand it? If you like EE, then don't leave it. Just work harder. Figure out the source of your troubles and attack it. If you do hate it, then definitely change majors ASAP.

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Let's look at it like a flowchart. The way I see it, there are really only two top-level reasons why you can fail a class: 1) You were not given sufficient instruction. 2) You did not exert sufficient effort. Let's look at a (non-exhaustive) list of possible supporting causes of both: 1) You were not given sufficient instruction. * The instructor's lectures were not clear. * You were not able to pay close attention to all lectures. * The instructor did not cover material used on tests.

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Charlie Menke Studying Nuclear Engineering University of Tennessee

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On the first project we had during second semester EF, we had to build a stool out of foam core. we built our first model, tested it out, and it it completely broke apart and failed two days before test day. We could have completely given up, but the night before test day we put 10 hrs into building the stool, rehashed our design, and came up with a pretty darn good barstool.

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