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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Study Habits

Everything you know about how to study properly is probably wrong. So says a recent article in the New York Times by science writer Benedict Carey. There is, he writes, no empirical evidence that grinding study schedules, quiet work spaces, and hard-set goals help students learn.

“We walk around with all sorts of unexamined beliefs about what works that are mistaken,” Robert A. Bjork, a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Carey.

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Happy E-Week!


If you haven’t heard already, this week (Feb. 14th-20th) is National Engineers Week. We at eGFI couldn’t be more excited, and hope that you’ll join the festivities. Many schools and universities across the nation have special events planned. If you’re near DC, you can visit us at Discover Engineering Family Day (Sat. Feb. 20 at the National Building Museum), where engineering daredevil Nate Ball will be demonstrating his ATLAS Ascender. Swing by the eGFI table and enter to win a free iPod Touch!

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Engineers in the End Zone


Last year we blogged about injury-detecting football helmets, but that’s not the only place where engineering and football collide. This Sunday, the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts will face off in Florida for the 44th Superbowl. In honor of that, we turn your attention to a couple of stand-out college athletes who also happen to be engineers.

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