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Author Archives: Pam Schumacher

First Attempts at Infographics for Visual Learners

I teach Statics & Strength of Materials and other Engineering Technology classes at NTI School of Technology.  I am always looking for new ways to communicate so my students don’t fall asleep.  The majority of my students are visual learners, … Continue reading

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NTI School of Technology Drafting and Design Job Fair at Woodbury Campus was a Success!

Thank you to all the employers who were a part of our first job fair at the new campus in Woodbury!  We appreciate the employers who continue to partner with NTI School of Technology through the many years, moving from … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: a Drafting Degree is Worth Much More!

When I tell people that we teach drafting and design at NTI School of Technology (Globe University), sometimes I get a blank look, then a question like “They still do that?”  or a comment like “My grandfather did drafting”.  The … Continue reading

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5 Engineering Facts about the USS Missouri Battleship: Leading Lady of Universal Studios Movie “Battleship”

The movie “Battleship” comes out on DVD today.  The star and namesake of this movie is the USS Missouri or the Mighty Missouri battleship.  It is the last Iowa class battleship to be made.  She served well in many battles, … Continue reading

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Made in the USA: Part II

The next day of our three day long field trip earlier this month began with a trip to the design facilities of Kuryakn makers of accessories for Harley-Davidson, Honda Gold wing and Metric motorcycles, in Somerset, Wisconsin.  Even though many … Continue reading

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Made in the USA: Part I

Last week the engineering drafting students at NTI went on a whirlwind tour of manufacturing companies in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  Over three days we covered 450 miles while traveling to 10 companies in Red Wing, Faribault, Somerset, Wyoming and … Continue reading

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Training for the Future of Architectural Design: Building Information Modeling

I love the magazine Architect.  You can read each month about people in the architectural industry that inspire and the many types of highlighted projects from around the world. The best part for me is reading about the newest technology … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from 35W Bridge Collapse

  Yesterday marked the 5 year anniversary of the collapse of the 35W bridge in Minneapolis, close to the University of Minnesota.  My sister-in-law was on her way home and had just crossed the bridge 15 minutes before the failure.  … Continue reading

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Architecture at the 2012 London Olympics

Every night this week my family has been enthralled with all things Olympic.  My children are watching, tumbling, swimming and playing volleyball.  Suddenly we are all experts; comparing archery stances, road race strategies for cycling and of course, who is … Continue reading

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New Logo Reflects Rich History of Design and Drafting in the Twin Cities

Globe University unveiled a new logo this week announcing the NTI School of Technology.  This new part of the Globe Education Network is a result of the recent merger with Northwest Technical Institute, a small private design and drafting college … Continue reading

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