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Power Skills are Vital

Engineering Education Now: The Importance of Power Skills

Companies and business leaders are reevaluating the skills critical to employee success and finding that power skills are vital.

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

Companies can get a lot of value from MBD initiatives. But is it really ready for mainstream adoption? Here’s our take on that answer.

PTC and Hexagon: Diverging Views of IoT

PTC and Hexagon both talked a lot about IoT in their conferences. But how they talked about them were dramatically different. This post provides a quick summary of how different they were and a little advice on how to apply IoT to your company.

Diversity in STEM

Engineering Education Now: Diversity in STEM

Diversity in STEM continues to be a goal that STEM departments in universities across the country strive to achieve.

AI education efforts

Engineering Education Now: AI Education Efforts

Organizations both large and small are making concerted AI education efforts, a crucial goal considering how the reach of AI has recently expanded.

Engineering Education Now: AI and Ethics Coursework

We explored the reasons why some universities have recently created courses that combine AI and computer science with ethics in our last post. More than ever, ensuring that artificial intelligence (AI) is fair, accountable, and transparent is critical. AI and Ethics Coursework: Analyzing the Algorithm It’s important to think out the design of an AI …

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Engineering Education Now: Combining Ethics and AI

Complex algorithms can create inadvertent bias. Universities like Stanford have created new courses that combine computer science and ethics, in an effort to prevent bias from occurring.

Engineering Education’s Weed Out Approach and the STEM Shortfall

Should engineering education change in the context of the STEM shortfall? Specifically, I want to talk about weed-out classes. I remember when I attended the University of Kentucky back in the early 90s. There was a physics 231/232 class that was standard Newtonian physics for mechanical engineers.

Business Takeaways from LiveWorx’s IoT Panel

At PTC’s Liveworx back in June, a group of companies that had deployed IoT initiatives came together for a panel. I was keen to hear their advice on what to do what not to do when pursuing an IoT effort. This post summarizes my biggest takeaways.