People who love Tom Lehrer’s iconic song, The Elements, have started a cottage industry on YouTube visualizing the song’s snappy melody. These artisanal videos range from a Sponge Bob mash-up to a perfectly synced Sonic the Hedgehog. The Big Bang Theory even worked the song into the show. But one of […]Read the rest of this entry »
Indian plastics is a major growth industry, currently satisfying 4 percent of world demand, while growing prodigiously 12 percent a year. But the country’s universities don’t graduate enough engineers to keep up with demand, creating a major bottleneck to […]Read the rest of this entry »
Should you continue on for a master’s degree? What about an MBA instead? Or maybe just plain work experience is the better route?
If you’ve ever wondered what these options might mean for your career, check out what Thomas King has to say about the options he considered after graduation. There […]Read the rest of this entry »
Pilgrim studios and the Discovery channel have teamed up to bring the new reality show competition “Top Engineer” to life. This competition show will bring together a handful of men and women to compete in challenges from various engineering disciplines at the WET facilities in California.Read the rest of this entry »
In what is perhaps the pinnacle of Engineering Week, this year’s Charles Stark Draper Prize, one of the world’s preeminent awards for engineering achievement, was awarded to technology pioneers George H. Heilmeier, Wolfgang Helfrich and Martin Schadt, and T. Peter Brody for the development of the liquid crystal display – the LCD.
A […]Read the rest of this entry »
As a senior computer engineering major at The City College of New York, I’m faced with the question of whether graduate education is more, or less, important than a PE (professional engineer)—or are they equal? Most of my friends – and probably most undergrad engineering students – face this question.
I […]Read the rest of this entry »
Since this year’s theme for National Engineers Week is 7 billion people, 7 billion dreams, 7 billion chances for engineers to turn dreams into reality, it seems like a just the right time to take a look at how Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is helping transform the world, one village and […]Read the rest of this entry »
This year’s meeting, Bionanoscience and Bioengineering for Translational Medicine, will foster greater knowledge exchange and collaboration in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology – two interdisciplinary fields that cut across and integrate various areas in science, engineering, and medicine to create breakthroughs in biomedical research.Read the rest of this entry »
This week is the 61st National Engineers Week, a time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of our profession, as well as a time to plan for its future through outreach and awareness campaigns.Read the rest of this entry »
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles just peeled back some of the mystery shrouding the heart to prove the potential for stem cell use in repairing heart tissue after heart attacks. The small-scale randomized phase-one trial followed 31 patients who had recently had a myocardial infarction for more than two years.Read the rest of this entry »