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10 Ways Land Surveyors Help After the Storm

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was the costliest year in recorded history for natural disasters in the United States. A new NOAA report reveals that 16 billion-dollar disasters comprised the foundation of $306.2 billion in losses. More than six out of every seven dollars of those losses were related to […]

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Lessons from the Most Influential Women Engineers

Engineering is slowly but surely becoming a more welcoming environment for women, but there’s still much work to be done. That’s why some of the most powerful and influential women in the industry wear more than one hat. The goal, as many of them see it, includes introducing girls to engineering at a young age, […]

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The State of Women in STEM Careers

There is still a long way to go before women in engineering begin to approach equal representation. In 2012, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers  observed: “Engineering still needs more women.” Since then, educators across the country have promoted women in STEM careers and worked to improve education opportunities for male and female students. Still, […]

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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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