Tag Archives: engineering

They’re No Fluke

2016 contest finalists announced  Fluke Corporation, the testing equipment company, announced finalists for its 2016 student contest in a press release Monday. Qualifications for the college students were skills, innovation, and business application. Student teams used Fluke’s wireless tools and software to collaborate and solve real-world operational problems. The finalist teams and their selected projects are: Richmond Community […]

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“Coop” Retires

Rotating equipment expert Michael Cooper retires Esteemed engineer and rotating equipment specialist Michael Cooper, most recently a market manager at The Gund Company, retired Thursday. Mr. Cooper has been working with rotating equipment since his days in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine engine rooms in 1977. “We are both delighted and disheartened,” Mike Moran, VP of […]

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Da Vinci, Coded

A look at the famed artist’s drawings of early “robots” The legend responsible for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper—and who has books, movies, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle named after him—did much more than just paint. Leonardo da Vinci was also thinking ahead in the disciplines of architecture and engineering (among many others). […]

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Run Forrest’s Circuits

New life for Forrest Mims’ classic “Engineer’s Notebook” The signature work of Forrest Mims, one of the most recognizable names in recent science, is now being brought to life in model form. Star Simpson, an MIT alum who was inspired into science by Mims’ work at a young 14, has used startup funding and social media word […]

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Risk and Reward

Panama Canal renovation complete The history of the Panama Canal is littered with obstacles, risk, and ultimately triumph. Its centennial anniversary and expansion project are officially no different. The renovation that took two years more than anticipated—and exceeded the initial budget by almost five billion dollars—was finally completed this week, and as natives of the country and investors […]

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Pop Quiz

In new engineering test: girls rule, boys drool When boys and girls argue on a playground, it usually gets divided into two gender-loyal factions proclaiming their superiority at certain abilities. Boys will claim sports, anything involving strength, manual labor, maybe problem solving. Girls have the more creative properties: art, fashion sense, sophistication. Right? No one would […]

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A Good Fit For Houghton

Former fitter named new head of sales and marketing Houghton International, the electromechanical services provider based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, has appointed a new sales and marketing director. Chris Robson began his career with the company as a fitter in its electromechanical services division. From there, he ascended to the rank of manager in that same department […]

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Alphabet Soup

L&S Electric acquires Z&R Electric L&S Electric, Inc. of Schofield, Wisconsin announced the acquisition of Z&R Electric Services (Iron Mountain, Michigan) in a press release on March 18th. L&S Electric sees the acquisition as an opportunity to bring new technology and increased opportunities to Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “The experience that […]

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Living the Dream

Engineering student fulfills fantasy at Disney World Natalie Reyes, a graduate of mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, shows that the variables of gender, age, and setting don’t have to matter when it comes to following your dreams. Even if that dream is one that every kid has when they’re young. Reyes now works at […]

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Womengineers

How schools are pushing for more women in STEM fields Colleges and universities across the country have been pushing for more female engineers. A 2011 study on gender disparity in the various fields of engineering found that women account for only 18.4% of engineering bachelor degrees. Although initiatives were already being taken at that time, […]

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