Engineering News Today; May

Shuttle Atlantis landed Sunday, after a two-day weather delay. The mission to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope was successful. Three of the astronauts on-board are Tau Bates: commander Scott Altman, IL A ’81, pilot Gregory C. Johnson, WA A ’77, and spacewalker Michael J. Massimino, NY A ’84. Read mission review Τ Zero Pollution MotorsContinue reading “Engineering News Today; May”

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US Navy Looking for Displaced Auto Engineers

At a job fair in Michigan, the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) recruited displaced automotive engineering professionals for shipbuilding and other submarine and combat systems related positions. NAVSEA will return in a couple of weeks for a second round of interviews to fill 56 spots. NAVSEA says they are also looking for engineers atContinue reading “US Navy Looking for Displaced Auto Engineers”

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U.S. Biotech Update

Τ According to the annual “state of the industry” report released at the BIO, the world’s largest biotech conference, U.S. biotechnology sector will continue to move ahead of its European counterpart. Compared with Britain, executives questioned, feel that the U.S. biotech industry is “once again a friendly environment” (for biotechnology). Read news story Β UsingContinue reading “U.S. Biotech Update”

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Engineers Today: May 2009, Part 2

Worcester Polytechnic Institute associate professor Kristen L. Billiar, NY D ’91, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year. Billiar will spend the year at the National University of Ireland Galway on research and education related to tissue engineering. Read news release Τ John Schuring, NJ A ’74, professor at NJIT, hasContinue reading “Engineers Today: May 2009, Part 2”

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U.S. Science & Engineering Industry News

An opinion article in the USA Today outlines a U.S. “self-defeating immigration policy” with regards to foreign graduate students with science and engineering degrees from U.S. universities. Read article Τ A recent article in The Wall Street Journal describes a new company technique of “hiring and firing” simultaneously. The article cites Boeing Co. as anContinue reading “U.S. Science & Engineering Industry News”

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Perspective On Engineering Career Potential

Fascinating article highlighting the benefits of a career in engineering. Focus on Northeastern University students, including Katie Passino, MA E ’09, vice president of the Northeastern University Tau Beta Pi chapter. Read article: “Want to change the world? Become an engineer“

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