Colorado State Opts For 5 Year Dual Degree B.S. Biomedical Engineering Degree

Colorado State University is introducing a new dual degree the Fall of 2011.  The decision was made in large part as a direct response to industry adviser input.  Creating a B.S. BME curriculum in this manner addresses a long standing issue regarding a lack of significant technical depth found in a large majority of baccalaureate … Continue reading Colorado State Opts For 5 Year Dual Degree B.S. Biomedical Engineering Degree

MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show

The Medical Device and Manufacturing show was last week in this part of the country. As I was walking out of the parking garage I met a representative of a contract manufacturing firm and struck up a conversation. As we talked the subject came up that his group designed everything in the U.S. and manufactured … Continue reading MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show

Create Your Own College Rankings Using Forbes “Do It Yourself”

Engineers in general like the idea of defining how data is used to make decisions using scientific, statistical and engineering principles.  Here is a chance for an aspiring engineering student, parent or both to create their own college ranking system according to their own preferences using the metrics used by Forbes.   You get a list … Continue reading Create Your Own College Rankings Using Forbes “Do It Yourself”

Business and Career:Will Your Corporation Last More Than 40 Years?

Engineers typically work at the heart of the new product development process but rarely get more than a smattering of education about the business of business during their academic career.  Even though they start with a significant hole in their education 22 percent of the S&P 500 CEO's have an engineering degree.  This result is … Continue reading Business and Career:Will Your Corporation Last More Than 40 Years?

Recent NACE Survey Highlights Engineering Degrees High Starting Pay

This HotJobs article reports that Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining & Mineral Engineering (including Geological), Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronics & Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering, and Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering are in the top ten when it comes to starting salary.  The article generally presents a very positive picture for engineering.   A little more research presents a … Continue reading Recent NACE Survey Highlights Engineering Degrees High Starting Pay