Engineering

NASA team lays plans to observe new worlds

A team led by scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is now studying the scientific and technical requirements and costs associated with building a successor to Hubble and the Webb telescope.

Engineering Grads And Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that a majority of STEM graduates aren't working in STEM occupations. That's not the case among recent engineering graduates, who also remain disproportionally white and male. The two charts below were prepared by our colleague Alison Neary from data released by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Source: ASEE

Rethinking STeM Education

The reason I opted for a lowercase 'e' in the acronym that is commonly used for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (or STEM for short) is that engineering is the one subject that is so commonly neglected in every talk about preparing future STEM workers.

Majority of STEM grads don’t work in STEM jobs

Three out of four (74 percent) of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM jobs, according to a new report Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Autonomous vehicles to join US Army

The US Army is embracing systems which will provide increased situational awareness and decrease the probability of accidents using safety features such as obstacle detection, collision avoidance, lane departure, tip-over warnings and vision enhancements for low-visibility conditions.

Focusing on the ‘TE’ in STEM

...we must recognize that engineering and technology courses are not just for college students, but are critical to a strong K-12 curriculum as well. We must ensure that our high school graduates are getting the skills training necessary to meet the growing demands of the labor market.

3-D printing poised to change manufacturing, and the curriculum

Not long ago, if you were a mechanical engineering student, that meant hours and hours in the machine shop, perfecting your lathing and milling. But with the rise of 3-D printers — machines that can build objects based on a computer design — that is beginning to change.

Engineering Camp Targets Englewood Elementary Students

The free Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program, founded by the National Society of Black Engineers, is for students in third through fifth grade and runs from July 7-25 at Miles Davis Academy, 6740 S. Paulina St. In a statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the program would compliment the city's efforts to create more STEM elementary schools.

15 Steps to Becoming a Mechanical Engineer

What does it take to become a mechanical engineer? A whole lot of different things, from a desire to tear things apart -- i.e. reverse engineering -- to a knack for creating and building things.

NASA Aeronautics Makes Strides to Bring Back Supersonic Passenger Travel

Several NASA aeronautics researchers will present their work in Atlanta this week at Aviation 2014, an annual event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. They will share with the global aviation community the progress they are making in overcoming some of the biggest hurdles to supersonic passenger travel.

10 Most Popular Engineering Schools for International Students

International students can study anything from anthropology to floral management at a U.S. university, but many are drawn to engineering. It's the second most popular field of study, ​right after business and management, for undergrad and graduate students from abroad, according to a 2013 report from the Institute of International Education.

New, more effective teaching approach for engineering education

Purdue University researchers who developed a new approach more effectively to teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally.

STEM Project Based Learning

STEM Project-Based Learning (PBL) has been defined as a “well-defined outcome with an ill-defined task” within an interdisciplinary framework.

Hands-on tech class at Western Hills uses STEM skills to impart key life lessons

“This is a technology education class with the focus on design and engineering,” McKenna said. “For the first few weeks, the students research the modern automobile and its safety restraints – crumple zones, air bags, shatterproof glass, etc.

Why High School Students Should ‘Dissect’ Power Tools—Not Frogs

Currently, engineering is the poor stepchild of the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math. Of the estimated $1.3 billion that Washington allocates to STEM programs, just 1 percent goes to engineering, Kota says.

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