Senator Edward E. Kaufman’s column entitled, “Want to rebuild the economy? Ask an engineer,” makes observations and suggestions on how supporting engineering in the United States can help combat current economic woes. Read essay.
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Engineering No Stress
CarrerCast using original research, U.S Bureau of Labor statistics, and U.S. Census Bureau figures determined the most and least stressful jobs in America. In the top eight were #3-Computer Systems Analyst and #8-Software Engineer. Read article.
What About Geo-Engineering?
Is altering the Earth’s environment fantasy or necessity? Read article from Telegraph Media Group.
21st Century Engineering Discussion
Patricia Galloway, FL A ’78, author of “The 21st Century Engineer,” will have a reading and discuss her proposals for engineering education reform. The lecture is part of the UK College of Engineering’s 2009 Engineers Day celebration. For more information on the reading/luncheon February 20, click here.
TBPCONNECT now has the Facebook Application
The free and exclusive Tau Beta Pi social network now has the Facebook application available for you to use. Simply register/log-in at https://tbp.affinitycircles.com/tbp/auth/login, and select the link from your home page. If you have any question or concerns please let me know.
Analyze Your Home Energy Consumption
News this week that Google is developing software that can tell consumers how much energy they are using down to individual appliances. The “Google Power Meter” is a web service being tested by Google employees. The long-term goal is to cut household energy consumption while also reducing carbon emissions. For more information read this articleContinue reading “Analyze Your Home Energy Consumption”
“Scientists and Engineers Need Each Other”
Interesting opinion piece from The Gainesville Sun by a “scientist turned software engineer.” Read article.
Death of an Engineering Department
Cornell University plans to merge its department of theoretical and applied mechanics (TAM) with the mechanical and aerospace engineering program. Read more.
Educated Process Control
To: The editor, and my colleagues I pose a challenge to all of my colleagues. As coordinator of one of the last MET programs to convert to the TAC- ABET new criteria, I’ve led the creation of a review process that, like many others, includes many assessment metrics for our education process. The problem isContinue reading “Educated Process Control”