Reena’s Exploration Challenge #107- Unbridgeable

Hello all, Reena’s prompt resonated with me in a more literal way today. A few days ago, I watched a film: Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Geared towards children, it was inspirational and emotional, rather than technical. I would recommend to watch something else like National Geographic: Engineering the Impossible to learn more conceptual details about various engineering projects, but the movie nevertheless gave me warm fuzzy feelings and gripped my heart with a wonderful soundtrack.

In one scene, an engineer and her team decided to take on a challenge in Haiti where the children had to cross a river with strong current often to get to their school. Every year, there are several drownings. Due to extreme poverty, the river was considered unbridgeable for a long time. I was cheering at the screen and excited to see this bridge constructed with a fairly simple design!

https://dreambigfilm.com/stories/building-community-bridges-in-haiti/

Sometimes, I can’t help but notice engineering tidbits as I’m surfing the web like this cartoon:

It reminds me of a hilarious, yet educational video clip I watched of John Oliver as he discusses U.S. infrastructure. “America’s crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one. “

For the past nine weeks, I’ve been working on a signature project development plan for an engineering software suite for a class. It’s been a rather engaging endeavor for me!

16 Comments Add yours

    1. theresaly520 says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by.

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      1. No problem 🙂 check out my blog when you get the chance 😄

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        1. theresaly520 says:

          Sure will! Have a wonderful week! 🙂

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  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Both informative and entertaining! Thanks for joining in!

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      I had fun, thank you!

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    A very interesting take by Theresaly ….

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you for the reblog!

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        You are welcome!

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  3. msjadeli says:

    Extremely entertaining post! Sounds like a fascinating project you are working on also.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks Li! John Oliver always makes me laugh. I’ve learned so much from working on this project and I’m just about to wrap it up.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You are very welcome, and I love John Oliver also. Congrats on wrapping your project up.

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  4. iidorun says:

    I really liked this post – you make so many valid points about the need to be build bridges, literally and figuratively! Hope your project goes well!

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you, invested many hours into the project! Feeling good that my professor is impressed. *pat on the back* 🙂

      I love Reena’s prompts. But yes, building bridges, though difficult at times, can bring something quite rewarding!

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      1. iidorun says:

        Oh yes – give yourself a well deserved pat on the back! It’s often times the things we struggle with that brings us the most satisfaction in the end.

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