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  1. I know in AL, you have to include all experience, regardless of qualifying or not. I would double check this for you.
  2. Relatedly, is the thumb movement to control the rotation mechanically or electrically?
  3. First, labels are really helpful. Your description is terribly confusing. Let me make sure I understand you. You are trying to grip the gray link, move the golden nub linearly with your thumb, which when moved a full stroke, will cause the black link to rotate 180 degrees? What is the belt drive for that you think a bearing would accomplish?
  4. ABET can be important for jobs, but it is important for the PE. As has been discussed, there are ways to get your PE without having gone to an ABET program, but it is harder and carries more complications. I've come across several job descriptions that require ABET accredited programs; most of the time, you can glean that what they mean is "not an engineering technology degree." But you are limited if you do not go to an ABET program.
  5. I seem to recall that some boards have newly minted PE licenses expire ~6 months from initial issuing. Honestly can't remember why or which ones though, so take it for a grain of salt.
  6. Project scope determinations and proposal evaluations fall under "engineering" work. I would emphasize your work under this resident engineer and your relationship there. Also, emphasize the detail oriented nature of these projects and how you evaluated the project itself and the cost of each item. Perhaps you found ways to save money by selecting or recommending comparable parts from other vendors? The field inspections are a big thing - definitely bring out details there.
  7. Check the other threads. Thats not what this one is for.
  8. Well, the first big step is your area of competency. Where can you ethically offer services (or, otherwise, what skills do you need to gain)? From there, consider who your clientele would be that require someone with those skills. If your skills are in generation, are there other plants in the area with their own generation systems that could use you? Or perhaps power distribution, switch gear, etc. are close enough to your skills that you can design those systems for plants.
  9. I did use both practice exams. The NCEES practice exam I thought was representative of the difficulty of the actual exam and Lindburgh required more effort. L's practice exam required more table lookups and doesn't give as many properties as the NCEES practice exam. Its good practice, but does make the timing more difficult. Before sitting for the exam, I was getting around 90-95% on the NCEES exam and high 70s/low 80s on Lindburgh. I didn't do any other practice exams or review courses.
  10. I think its the latest edition, but I've had it for a couple years now so I am not sure off the top of my head. I used Cameron's primarily for valve flow coefficients, which it is great for. In real life, Cameron's is great for pump details and piping systems. But for the exam, the MERM had everything useful for hydraulic equipment. No need to break the bank if you've got other resources on hand.
  11. I'm not saying they would be successful, merely that in the realm of public opinion, CompSci people are more and more being called "Computer Engineers." That doens't change reality for people, like you, who are "in the know." But it does affect new graduates and people entering the industry.
  12. For TFS, I brought MERM, Cameron's Hydraulic Data, Cengel and Boles Thermo (for metric steam tables in kPa), Incropera and Dewitt Heat Transfer, NCEES and Lindburgh practice exams, and I think Shigley's Machine Design as insurance just in case. All of that was plenty for me.
  13. Nowadays people think that a computer engineer is just a programmer, more often than not. It wouldn't surprise me to see that side taken over by Comp Sci people.
  14. That was a nightmare for me before the exam. Brought two just in case.
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