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From the Editor's Desk
How to boost U.S. manufacturing jobs: Fake them
When a liberal arts degree isn't enough, bring on “experiential learning”
More automakers going with fiberglass springs
Ten for STEM - Ten developments promoting science & technology learning
Why more investors aren't millionaires and more engineers aren't innovators
A lot of industrial networks have a big hole in their cyber security
More foreign workers, more pay?
Innovative UAVs and Robots at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014
I spent a couple days last week looking around at exhibits in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) show in Orlando. We made a number of short videos...
How to get an engineering job at SpaceX
SpaceX, the company founded to revolutionize space technology, has been making headlines recently with its successful test of the reusable Falcon 9 rocket, along with some pretty...
What's inside GM's recalled ignition switch
We recently took a quick trip to a junk yard to get a steering column from a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. The steering column, of course, also comes with the ignition switch that is the...
The Art of Product Design
An interesting book crossed my desk recently. Called "The Art of Product Design," by Hardi Meybaum, its title is perhaps a bit misleading. The phrase "art of design," for most...
Infiniti searches for a few good Formula 1 engineers
I continue to be amazed at the cool opportunties available for today's engineering school grads. The latest example comes from the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy...
The state of R&D
Beware 3D printing?
Will it ever get warm enough to ride roller coasters?
Engineers as TV stars: Here's how
Suit claims Silicon Valley firms conspired to hold down wages of techies
Well, this is interesting. There is a lot of chatter this morning about a class action suit scheduled to come to trial in May which claims tech giants in Silicon Valley informally...
Are "weed-out" courses a good idea for engineering school?
Most of use who have gone through engineering school have not-so-fond memories of "weed out" courses. These are classes set up to be so hard that they convince people who are ...
3D printing may end product liability suits
There is an interesting paper posted on the SSRN site by a Stanford law professor who concludes that 3D printing may make product liability suits obsolete. Nora Engstrom points...
U.S. EE jobs decline --- Should we still encourage kids to pursue STEM?
A recent article in the IT journal Computerworld has fanned the flames of the ongoing debate about the advisability of pursuing careers in engineering. The CW article doesn'...
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