Engineering

Air Force faces shortage of engineers

More than any other military service, the Air Force depends on a constant stream of technological improvements and scientific breakthroughs. But according to the service’s chief scientist, a “perfect storm” of personnel issues is endangering the retention and recruitment of top scientific talent.

IT employment strong in March; engineering job growth decelerates

The number of information technology jobs in the U.S. rose in March at the same strong pace as February. The TechServe Alliance’s IT employment index reported that IT jobs in the U.S. rose by 0.38 percent — or 17,700 jobs — in March from February.

Americans See Engineers as Society’s Chief Innovators

A whopping 87 percent of Americans identify engineers (when compared with other professions) as those who are fueling positive invention and innovation in society.

Best Engineering Schools

U.S. News rankings of the top engineering schools.

U.S. News ranks MIT’s graduate program in Engineering No. 1; Sloan is No. 5 business school

As was the case last year, MIT’s graduate programs led U.S. News lists in seven engineering disciplines.

Robot ed: Apple, Google vets nab $8M to teach kids to code with robots

Play-i — a Mountain View company started last year by veterans of Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Frog Design — on Tuesday announced an $8 million series A funding round to teach children engineering concepts with colorful robotic toys.

Idealistic Engineers

Inside Higher Ed recently took note of research by Erin Cech, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University, who found that engineering students leave college less concerned about public welfare than when they started.

A Broadening Participation Funding Opportunity

The National Science Foundation's Broadening Participation in Engineering program has two elements:The BPE Opportunity Track "establishes mentoring, networking, and other career development opportunities" for early career engineering faculty members and those intending to pursue a faculty career in engineering. BPE Strategy Track projects should explore, develop, and implement large-scale research-based strategies that promote a more diverse workforce. The target date for full proposals is May 1. NSF recommends that potential investigators contact a program officer before submission.

Rep. Lipinski Recognizes National Engineers Week

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has introduced a resolution in honor of National Engineers Week, which is being celebrated February 16-22.

Engineers Week Kicks Off

National Engineers Week commenced yesterday and runs through Saturday, February 22, with various educational and celebratory events that provide interactive experiences with engineering.

Lockheed Martin Kicks Off Engineers Week With STEM Initiatives

With this week's kick-off of National Engineers Week [www.eweek.org] Lockheed Martin has announced several major initiatives to strengthen U.S. student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Purdue and Chrysler partnership centers around research and internships

As students wrap up another day of classes in the cold on Wednesday, Purdue University announced a new partnership with Chrysler, which has a large plant in Kokomo.

Americans Say Engineering is the Leading Profession Driving U.S. Innovation, TE Connectivity Survey Finds

In conjunction with DiscoverE's upcoming Engineers Week, TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) today announced the findings of its Engineering Sentiment Survey, which examined American attitudes toward the engineering profession and its broader impact on innovation.

West students forge ahead in developing robot snowblower

The Wausau West team is one of 15 high school teams around the country developing projects of their own under a program called Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams.

MakerBot: 3D printing in schools is 'engineering education in a box'

Three-dimensional printers are popping up in Lubbock schools, and so far, students are proving that when there’s imagination involved, the possibilities for what the printer can create are endless.

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