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4 Ways to Attract More Women to Engineering

You would think that in the 21st century, the struggle for gender equality would be relegated to history. That is not so, especially not as it applies to the career paths women take. It is unlikely that many American women are overtly told that they cannot become engineers. That is not socially acceptable. However, subtle […]

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How Engineers Use Predictive Modeling to Enhance Hurricane Preparedness

With hurricane season upon us and two serious examples already on the books for 2017, most Americans have seen predictive modeling for weather occurrences in action. On the news, modeling is shown in the lines that represent paths that the hurricane might take. Because they’re only predictions, someone is invariably disappointed or angry afterward. Hurricanes […]

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The Sky is No Limit for Engineers With 3D Printing

Continuing advances in 3D printing make the possibilities almost endless. Where a file can be sent, engineers can produce a tool, a prosthetic limb or any other 3D printed object to precise specifications. What has 3D printing accomplished and where is it headed? Virtually anywhere, including outer space. 3D Printing Isn’t Exactly New Way back […]

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Engineering Jobs in Solar are Soaring but American Manufacturing Might be at Risk

Jobs in the solar industry are outpacing every other employment market in the country. That’s good news for solar, but there’s a twist. “Buy American” has solar manufacturers in other countries as well as foreign-owned companies in America uneasy, and now there’s a confusing petition for additional tariffs. There’s a bit of infighting in the […]

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Architecture and Engineering Jobs Still on the Rise

The economy continues to grow stronger and it shows in architecture and engineering jobs. ADP reported 237,000 new jobs overall for the month of August. Several sectors share this growth, but the rates of growth in architecture and engineering are currently higher than average. There’s little reason to believe that the economy will slow down […]

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8 of America’s Most Famous Land Surveyors

When you look back on famous land surveyors over the years, you might initially be at a loss. There are actually more famous land surveyors in history than you might think. In fact, historical land surveyors are an important part of the country’s settling. 1. George Washington One of America’s most famous (and earliest) land […]

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Could 3D Printing Transform Aviation in the Future?

Traditional manufacturing for the aerospace industry is effective, but not necessarily efficient. New experiments in 3D printing could change that. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon, recipients of a $970,000 grant, are working with additive manufacturing for aerospace core structures. The goal is quicker, less expensive, more precise and ostensibly more reliable design. If 3D solutions prove […]

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Should You Start Your Own Land Survey Business or Work for Someone Else?

Some people prefer the security and steady work of being employed by an established land survey company. Some want the freedom to call their own shots and operate a business on their own terms. There’s no definite right or wrong way to earn a living as a land surveyor. But one of these paths is […]

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Women in Land Surveying: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Land surveying isn’t exactly a new industry, but it is a new age where women are making their mark. As long as there has been property to divide, people, specifically men, were needed to set proper boundaries that people and governments recognized. Then in the early 1900s, women made their first official move into the […]

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Florida Engineer Continuing Education: Get Ready, More Roundabouts are on Their Way

Some Florida residents couldn’t be happier about the trend toward more traffic roundabouts. Others, not so much. Regardless, traffic engineers have pushed to increase their numbers to trim down the volume of vehicle incidents and improve traffic flow in busier areas. Roundabouts tend to save lives. That’s the view from cruising altitude. On the ground, […]

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