sábado, 31 de mayo de 2008

Six Sigma Summary

Hello! I found a very interesting article about Six Sigma. Hey! This is important for engineering. So, come and learn.

Six Sigma Summary

The goal of Six Sigma is to increase profits by eliminating variability, defects and waste that undermine customer loyalty.

Six Sigma is a methodology that provides businesses with the tools to improve the capability of their business processes. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation leads to defect reduction and vast improvement in profits, employee morale and quality of product.

In few words, a company or organization use the Six Sigme when they need a complete process: define, measure, analyze, design, and verify. That process is to get near perfection of an activity or product and eliminates defects.

This is a little information about the author of the article.

The article writter is Craig Tonner. He is a member of the Six Sigma official web page. He wroted and posted the first articles and he gave the opportunity to other autors to modify them. The last modify of this articles was on Sep. 3, 2003.

If you want to read the entire article please join:

Hey! I almost forgot! I did the same activity from the last post ”Unit 1” and these are some words I found at answers.com

• Measure (meas'ur•er noun): Dimensions, quantity, or capacity as ascertained by attention or energy.
• Deviations (dē'vē-ā'shən noun): The comparison with a standard.
• Strives (strīv .verb): To exert much effort or energy; endeavor. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend
• Towards (prep. & adv): In the direction of.
• Current (kûr'ənt, kŭr'- . adj): Belonging to the present time.
• Overseen (ō'vər-sēn'. verb ): To watch over and direct; supervise
• Accomplished (ə-kŏm'plĭsht. adj): Skilled; expert
• Focus (fō'kəs. Noun-verb): To concentrate act of deviating or turning aside.

If you want to know more, don't forget to leave me a comment.

lunes, 26 de mayo de 2008

Unit 1: Online Dictionaries

Hello friends! Here is a very interesting text. This article is about reengineering business processes.


This article is about reengineering business processes

Reengineering (or re-engineering) is the radical redesign of an organization's processes, especially its business processes. Rather than organizing a firm into functional specialties (like production, accounting, marketing, etc.) and looking at the tasks that each function performs, we should, according to the reengineering theory, be looking at complete processes from materials acquisition, to production, to marketing and distribution. The firm should be re-engineered into a series of processes.

In this unit (online dictionaries) we learned how to use the dictionary and we also used online’s dictionaries. Here is an example of two words from the last article.

Accounting: (ə-koun'tĭng).noun. To provide a record such as funds paid or received for a person or business. (From www.answers.com)


Main Entry:



The system of recording and summarizing business and financial transactions and analyzing, verifying, and reporting the results; also : the principles and procedures of accounting

Acquisition:(ăk'wĭ-zĭsh'ən). noun. Act of obtaining ownership of an asset through purchase, trade, or gift. Also, the asset that was acquired.
Example: Purchasing the apartment house when the market was depressed turned out to be a timely acquisition for the company. A portfolio of similar acquisitions has performed well over recentyears.

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquisition

Main Entry:



Something or someone acquired or gained acquisitions>

If you have a doubt about how to use a dictionary, you can leave me a comment.

miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2008


Hi friends... Do you remember the last interview? Well, I asked the same questions to one of my classmates and my boyfriend, and here are their aswers.


He thinks that an engineer is someone who is trained or professionally engaged in branch of engieenering. He chose the computer science because he liked it and it is a very nice carrer. He said, to be a good engineer you have to like science and math, you need a tecnical knowledge and practical ability.

When he completes his education he wants a job where he can implement his knowledge of the career and learn about new technology. He thinks that being an engineering student does not have a difficult part. He recommend engineering because it is a nice career and you can learn about the technology.


He thinks that engineering is a complete profession, he said that it includes a lot of skills, professionals and individual skills like: creativity, knowledge. Victor chose electronics engineering because he loves technology and he wants to be part of it.

He thinks that to be a good engineer you have to be a very good student, very responsable, becuase if you really want to be an Engineer you will no have time for nothing more than study, then you will se the benefits in the future, you will improve your knolegde, you have to be very outgoing.

When he completes his education he wants to work for an international company where he can show and improve his skills. Also he wants to graduate with good grades and view the benefits of his scholarship. Victor wants to support his parents, help them, and of course have his own family working as an Engineer for an international company.

He recommends engineering because it is a carreer where you learn science, numbers, professional and individual skills, environment works. In his opinion Engineering is a complete career.

If you want to know more you can leave a comment or visit their blogs.

sábado, 17 de mayo de 2008


Name: Jessica Vergara
Date: May 17th

1. Could you please define Engineering in your own words?
A: Engineering is the art of creativity, knowledge. It is a profession that only ingenuity people can handle.

2. What influenced you to pursue Industrial Engeneering?
A: Destiny of my life and also that I am good with numbers.

3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an Engineer?
A: First of all people have to do a test in the university where they want to study, then they start the career and they have to pass and get good grades in all their subjects. The subjects includes numbers, professional and individual skills, environment works.

4. What are the skills you need to be a good engineer?
A: You need to be very responsable, outgoing, you have to know how to work as a group, be a leader. Also you have to have a good memory and be extremely good with numbers.

5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?
A: Work for an international company where I can show and improve my skills.

6. What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?
A: Getting good grades at numbers.

7. From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
A: There are a lot of hard subjects and you need to learn a lot, but sometimes I have to handle teachers with no personality or enough knowledge.

8. What are your plans for the future?
A: I want to graduate with good grades and my scholarship, then I want to work for an international company.

9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in Engineering school.
A: When I got my scholarship.

10. Why would you recommend Engineering as a carreer?
A: Because it is a carreer where you learn science, numbers, professional and individual skills, environment works. In my opinion Engineering is a complete career.

My classmates and boyfriend

I am intoducing my classmates and my boyfriend.
- The guy with the sport cap is Nestor Tang, but you can call him Chineese, he is 22 years old and he is studying Industrial Engineering.
- Next to him is Jose Portillo better known as Jose, he is 21 years old and he is studying Electronic Engineering.
- Now, I introduce you my boyfriend, his name is Victor Rincon but I call him my little bear, he is 20 years old and he studying Electronic Engineering. Next to him that will be me like always.
- Finally the girl is Marlly, she is 19 years old and she is studying Industrial Engineering

If you want to know them, leave me a comment!

lunes, 12 de mayo de 2008

Welcome to my blog

Welcome!! This is my blog from english level 7 and I am doing it for my english carreer. Now I am going to talk about me.

My name is Jessica Vergara. I’m from Valera, originally but I live here in Maracaibo, in La California. I’m 20 years old but soon I am becoming 21. I study Industrial Engineering at URBE.

I love dancing, listening electronic music, talking on the phone with my friends, to go out with my boyfriend. My favorite food is “Camarones al Ajillo”.

I hate irresponsibility, smoking, getting up early on the weekend and the routines.

My dream is to travel around the world, I want to graduate from Engineering and earn money. I also want to work for an important company. I hope get married and start a family.

About English, I think English is very important but I need to practice more because is difficult for me.

If you want to ask me something, you can leave a comment. thanks!!