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Torbjorn Bergstrom
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learning to learn everyday
learning to learn everyday

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In my classes at WPI, one of the things I try to do with all of my students is teach them how to interact with that cranky old machinist on the factory floor. And I point out to them it doesn't matter if the machinist in question is an 18 year old woman, when they show up acting like a "know it all engineer" she will treat them the same way as that cranky old guy. Do you know what her favorite thing to do is?

Make them exactly what they asked for, especially if she knows it wont work.

I'm working on a presentation for a group of PhD students, and would love some feedback, or even better some stories that help them learn what to do and say to get what they need.
http://profbergstrom.com/2018/02/the-5-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-talk-to-that-cranky-old-machinist/
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