Should Engineering Become A Staple Of Elementary and Secondary Education?

George Bugliarello certainly believes that engineering concepts should become part of the basic curriculum.   Engineering, as a discipline, instills a way at looking at things which is quite different from any other field.  In particular it differs from science in its focus on creating vs. investigating.  A number of engineering concepts are already being introduced … Continue reading Should Engineering Become A Staple Of Elementary and Secondary Education?

Online Mechanical Engineering Design Resource

If you ever get stranded on the road without your favorite theoretical mechanical engineering resources you may want to use the following website. It is full of information that will allow you to evaluate whether a particular equation or theory applies and a number of other subjects which are germane to mechanical engineering design. It … Continue reading Online Mechanical Engineering Design Resource

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”

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

Powerful and Simple Statistical Process Every Biomedical Engineer Should Know

Every engineering curricula covers data analysis techniques either as a separate course or within the engineering courses.  All engineers are taught about how to calculate mean, variance, standard deviation, standard error, the difference between sample statistics and population statistics, etc.  In engineering practice these calculations and concepts are used to confirm  the results being observed … Continue reading Powerful and Simple Statistical Process Every Biomedical Engineer Should Know