If you were on Twitter at all this week, you may have noticed a number of posts discussing the importance of women in STEM careers. And if you were online on Tuesday specifically, you likely saw that #AdaLovelaceDay was trending across the Twittersphere. The day is meant to celebrate a woman who is largely remembered as the first computer programmer. To further commemorate the advances women have made in technology and engineering, we’ve chosen to highlight a female engineer in our next Engineer Q & A series installment.Read More »
Craft breweries and other small brewing companies are a growing and competitive market. Many face new challenges every day when striving for quality, consistency and increasing production demands.
Automating the measurement of various brewery processes can offer a solution to these challenges, enabling smaller breweries to achieve production and quality targets more efficiently. They don’t necessarily need large and complex system, such as those used by large commercial breweries. By automating a few key processes, small breweries can see a huge difference.Read More »
I have a confession: Before working with manufacturing, I came from the print world. In spending so much time focusing on innovative printing trends, my interest in the latest and greatest 3D printers and processes is ever-present and parallels the industry’s long history with additive manufacturing.Read More »
As autumn approaches and everyone gets back into the education swing, the industry seems more keen than ever to encourage a STEM interest in students.
The hope is that these students will one day find their way into one form of manufacturing or another, and there has been plenty of focus on the Millennial ability to take over businesses when the Baby Boomers retire. However, we should also consider the generations that will come after them and the steps they have to take to be ready for the manufacturing industry.Read More »
Since the Industrial Revolution, we have been a major source of stress on the planet. From deforestation to oil spills, the damage totals to the tune of $1 trillion dollars — 6.2% of national GDP. And that’s just in the U.S.Read More »
On the heels of the successful Pluto flyby, one thing that remains clear is that the American public is still as excited as ever about outer space discoveries.
Not only that, but many of the key figures involved in NASA’s missions today are female. As we continue to make strides in the field of science, it seems we’re also making strides to close the gender gap, one flyby at a time.
I believe in extended celebrations — really, just ask my friends and colleagues who gather for three weekends in a row of birthday celebrations — and when STEM is involved, it’s even better.
So when I heard this week was a celebration of Girl Day (Feb. 26) and Engineers Week (Feb. 22-28), I wanted to do something special. I went a little crazy buying Shawn Fitzgerald’s suggestion of engineering toys for my two nephews in December, so I thought this time around I would do the recommending instead of shopping.Read More »
You’re working hard and doing what you love, designing new parts and products, but you just can’t see any potential for career growth. You’ve searched through LinkedIn, Monster, and Indeed and have come up empty. If you can relate, it might be time to start trying some more focused job boards to uncover that new opportunity.Read More »