Wednesday, 31 May 2017

06 - About the dark side of bridge engineering

As I promised you – few decades ago – in this post I'm going to show you some examples of sad accidents involving bridges. I collected some data from the news about bridge collapses during the year of 2016. I'm sure I cannot present here an exhaustive list – I'll only talk about 18 cases in the following –, so please feel free to share in a comment if you know other accidents that I miss to report. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

05 - Thoughts about research and publication

I had planned to write a post about 'bridge collapses in 2016' since last October, but somehow I never found the time to put together the data I had collected. Anyway, I hope that in the near future you can also read about that topic in this blog, but today there is something else I want to talk about. I have some questions in my mind that I've been trying to answer... So basically in this post I'm just going to think loudly. Meaning that there will be more questions than answers :)

Monday, 10 October 2016

04 - Where have all the female engineering students gone?

The title might seem a little bit forced, but otherwise I couldn't show you this video that I just found :) I wanted to write a post about engineer women because I recently attended two conferences (and will attend shortly the third) and couldn't help but notice one shocking phenomenon: the saddening ratio of female participants. (I'm a little bit afraid of writing about this so I want to make it clear already that I'm  not against engineer men, neither against engineer women, I just observed something that I'm sharing with you now.) You may say that it's perfectly normal in the engineering field but I can't agree with that because this is not what I remember back from my undergraduate and graduate student years. Before continue reading (in case you still insist on that...) please keep in mind that I do not intend to present here a scientific paper on the topic, just trying to capture my thoughts and collect my personal experiences on the issue.

Monday, 22 August 2016

03 - The main challenges vs the greatest benefits of being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Early Stage Researcher (ITN ESR)

(I guess I've just earned the award for the longest blog-post title ever)
In this post I want to share my personal experiences and views. And at first I have to tell that my case is a little bit special, because I came to France without speaking French and because I'm based at a small company in an office with only about 12 people (moreover who are all French).  

Monday, 6 June 2016

02 - Keywords: Bridges; Bridges; Bridges

Let me tell you how it all started. Make a cup of tea, take a warm blanket (at least if you are in France now – 2nd June – you need one...), lay back and listen to the story of my life. :) Well, don't expect a story of Woody Allen-kind, but I'll try to do my best to describe and explain how my relationship with bridges has ever been developing.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

01 - Mainly about Clermont-Ferrand

It has been quite a while when I introduced myself on this blog. I waited so long with this second post just to let you see how busy a PhD student can be! :) Well, I really hope to improve my “sit down and write a post in my blog” skills in the near future. Just time flies so fast…

Thursday, 4 February 2016

00 - A bit about me and this blog

Where to start? Oh yes, sorry for my English, I would prefer to write a blog like this in Hungarian (which is my mother tongue), but I suppose it should be written in English... Actually using the terminology of my project is easier in English even for me, just the rest is not :)