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The Changing Landscape of Surveying Technology

Land surveying has been around for thousands of years — as long as land has been bought, sold, claimed or otherwise fought over. Surveyors once did their jobs using the unit of measurement made common by the Greeks and Romans — the foot. As anyone can imagine, this was rather imprecise, since feet come in […]

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Building a Better Career with Engineering Continuing Education

Engineering continuing education classes have long been a requirement for licensing in many states. However, now it’s not enough to simply fulfill requirements if you want to get ahead in your field. Engineering is a competitive industry. According to, the engineering field continues to grow, and students today can obtain one of 40 types […]

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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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