July 14, 2016

One of my colleagues in the Civil Engineering Department at Pitt recently asked me what attributes I believe are necessary for students to succeed as engineers in the “real world.” My immediate reaction was a string of adjectives -- intelligent, hard-working, creative, trustworthy, open-minded, etc. -- which sounded more like the Boy Scout Law than a recipe for success as an engineer. This forced me to examine the question in greater detail and to realize that it is important for us to understand the problem-solving process that is fundamental to all engineering success.

July 11, 2016

Just because you take home a bigger paycheck doesn’t mean you 'earn more.' It's all relative to where you live. With high demand for software engineers in cities across the country, where do software engineers really get paid the most? Given cost of living factors – including housing costs, transportation, food, recreation and more - Glassdoor is revealing the 25 Best Paying Cities for Software Engineers, by identifying the 'real adjusted salary' for software engineers in each city.

May 06, 2016

Want to get a fourth- or fifth-grader excited about science and engineering? Give them a chance to build a bow and arrow or catapult. OK, so not a real weapon of medieval warfare, but one made from Popsicle sticks, Q-Tips, rubber bands and tape. That was the theme at Whitworth Elementary School's first Stem (science, technology, engineering and math) Night.

March 04, 2016

Boeing Co said on Feb. 26th that it is considering layoffs of airplane engineers, a plan that it said may cause it to reorganize or consolidate its engineering teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Boeing said in a memo to employees that the company is deciding whether to make voluntary layoffs available to those workers, according to the document.

February 24, 2016

In honor of Engineers’ Week (Feb. 22–26), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will celebrate by launching a series of activities and online campaigns promoting African Americans in engineering. “Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to raise a generation of black engineers,” says NSBE’s national chair, Neville Green.

February 22, 2016

To help young women overcome these barriers, and more children leverage their natural STEM interests, former high school engineering teacher Dori Roberts took matters into her own hands. Dori taught high school engineering for 11 years and saw a real void in quality STEM education, for both girls and boys. The mother of two started an afterschool club that participated in various STEM-based competitions.

February 21, 2016

Dr. Aprille Ericsson is a pioneering African-American woman in engineering and aerospace. Patricia Villone highlights her achievements for Black History Month.

February 21, 2016

Three trends are emerging from the top engineering colleges preparing students to be experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These trends, plus proper education and training, are expected to cultivate the next generation of industry leaders and inspire technological breakthroughs.

February 18, 2016

At the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Wednesday, the executive director of the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) announced a bold goal for the near future: To create 10,000 black engineers in the U.S. annually, along with 40,000 engineers from other minority groups, to help the U.S. meet the growing demand for jobs in our rapidly advancing society.

January 31, 2016

The National Science Board (NSB) will meet Feb. 2-3, 2016, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to open portions of the meeting, which will also be webcast.