Engineering

How to Get Girls Into Engineering? Let Them Build Toys

Two Women Launch a Startup Aimed at Giving Girls New Options (and Maybe New Futures). In May 2012 they launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund the development of their toys, which they dubbed Roominate. The idea: Girls get a set of pastel-colored pieces that they can assemble into a building or any other type of structure. Once the building is built, they can decorate it with the included paper and other embellishments and use the motor to add electrical appliances, fans or anything else that uses power.

The top 10 engineering colleges in the U.S.

Engineering is one of the highest paid degrees you can get -- and it’s a popular choice for students who are interested in building and developing products, as well as for those who have a knack for math and science.

40 Percent Of Female Engineers Are Leaving The Field. This Might Be Why.

While all of the efforts channeled towards getting girls to study science, technology, engineering and math have certainly increased graduation rates in these programs, they haven't seemed to counter one particular setback for women in engineering: Once they make it into the field, they often leave.

Harvey Mudd’s Klawe Maps Way to Woo Young Women Into Tech

Since she became president of Harvey Mudd College in 2006, the 800-student liberal arts college near Los Angeles has made tangible progress creating a blueprint for encouraging women to become computer scientists. Last year, more than half the school’s engineering majors were female for the first time. Women made up a record 47 percent of its computer science majors.

Bosch: STEM Education Issues Must Be Addressed

Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch North America, says there are tremendous opportunities for young people with STEM educations to obtain good-paying, rewarding careers in the auto industry.

Freelancer.com Fast 50 reveals a rise in data and engineering jobs as the Internet of Things takes off

"This quarter's Fast 50 confirms what I and many other industry leaders have known for years - the developed world has a STEM shortage, and our education systems are often years behind the cutting edge. We risk making our University system irrelevant in a world that is increasingly adopting online education platforms like Khan Academy, Udacity and Coursera. Faced with a lack of local technical talent, small businesses and startups are increasingly turning to platforms like Freelancer.com to find STEM workers."

3-D printer making prosthetic hand for Vegas girl

"(The project) is great for our mechanical engineering students," said Brendan O'Toole, director of UNLV's mechanical engineering program. "They need to be learning about 3-D printing and honing their computer and design skills."

Top 10 highest paying college majors

It is no surprise that this top 10 list is heavily populated with STEM degrees, as they are continuously in demand. You should also note that not every university will provide you with degrees of equal value. Some schools graduate students who end up making much more in starting and midcareer pay than their peers at other universities.

Successful San Antonio Prefreshman Engineering Program is replicated across nation

For the last 36 years, the San Antonio Prefreshman Engineering Program (SA-PREP) has compiled an impressive track record preparing more than 16,000 middle and high school students to pursue degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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.

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