Archive for March, 2011

Feedback Friday on April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This Friday, April 1, 2011 is Feedback Friday @ Engineering & Computer Science Library – the last Feedback Friday of the 2010-2011 school year!

Do you have ideas or questions about the library? Join us outside the main Library entrance  for candy and conversation!   We would love to hear from you!

Can’t make it on Friday?  Email us at engineering.library@utoronto.ca.

For other libraries that are participating, please see the Feedback Fridays home page.

National Engineering Month

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

March is National Engineering Month in Canada!

Ontario celebrates February 26 – March 6, 2011.

To help promote engineering and National Engineering Month, Engineering & Computer Science Library asked faculty members from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering to suggest books that they found inspiring or important in their career as an engineer.  The suggestions are included in a virtual display on Engineering & Computer Science Library’s home page for the month of March, and are also listed below.

Thank you to all faculty members who contributed suggestions.  Lets hope these books inspire a whole new generation of engineers!

links:

National Engineering Month

National Engineering Month in Ontario

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering article and listing of events

 

National Engineering Month: Inspirational Books

Learning from failure : the systems approach / Joyce Fortune, Geoff Peters.

How we decide / Jonah Lehrer.

Fermat's enigma : the quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problem / Simon Singh ; foreward by John Lynch.

Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies / Jared Diamond.

QED, the strange theory of light and matter / Richard P. Feynman.

he code book : the evolution of secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots, to quantum cryptography / Simon Singh.

he gecko's foot : bio-inspiration : engineering new materials from nature / Peter Forbes.

Structures, or, Why things don't fall down / J.E. Gordon.

Big bang : the origin of the universe / Simon Singh.

Making silent stones speak : human evolution and the dawn of technology/  Kathy D. Schick and Nicholas Toth.

Why big fierce animals are rare : an ecologist’s perspective / Paul Colinvaux.

Feedback Friday at Engineering Library!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

This Friday, March 4, 2011 is Feedback Friday @ Engineering & Computer Science Library!

Do you have ideas or questions about the library that you would like to share? Join us in the Sandford Fleming Atrium  for candy and conversation!   We would love to hear your ideas and answer your questions!

Can’t make it on Friday?  Email us at engineering.library@utoronto.ca.

For other libraries that are participating, please see the Feedback Fridays home page.