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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
President Barack Obama continues to push for a ‘smart grid’ but what problems await? Cost is a main concern, as the Electric Power Research Institute estimates a $165 billion price tag. Read article
A recent article in U.S. News details the new aerospace engineering frontiers and the increased demand for qualified graduates. Also, in the first increase since 2002, the number of undergraduate computer science majors rose in North America. This according to the Computing Research Association. Read article.
In Ohio, the office of Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker is using Twitter (the free social messaging utility) to communicate with local residents. The engineer’s office has already sent eight updates and plans on future ‘tweets’ regarding traffic advisories, road closings, and construction updates. Read for more information.
John Holdren, MA B ’65, Barack Obama’s chief scientific adviser, mentions the possibility of using ‘geo-engineering’ to help combat climate changes. Read article.
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“