Hello everyone, Matthew Jones here, nice to meet you. I'll introduce myself. I am a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, getting a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (I also have a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering). Despite my advanced degree, I still feel very green (school is very accademic, not as much hands-on as I would like). I am very motivated and excited to be a mechanical engineer. I was very excited to find this forum, I hope it will be a valuable resource. I would love to connect with engineers on Linkedin.com, especially anyone who would like to share occasional knowledge and advice with a young engineer: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewhjones. Thanks for reading, Matthew Jones.