We explore the topic of active learning through real-world problem solving, and how some universities employ this. Active learning has been shown to yield better results than typical lecture classes.
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In this article we look at how K-12 schools are emphasizing diversity in their STEM programs.
This article looks at how some universities are addressing the lack of diversity in STEM graduates. STEM diversity has been proven to drive innovation.
The STEM skills gap is growing quickly. Yet, many engineering colleges still employ a weed-out curriculum. This post explores this issue in greater detail.
Should mechanical engineering companies adopt an agile-oriented paired design approach? That question has been raised a lot lately and it’s a pertinent one, as agile has gained an enormous amount of popularity in the world of software development over the last 12 years. At first blush, the method appears a natural for product design. It’s
The discrepancy in 18-year job outlook for different types of engineers might surprise you. In America, we’ve been told we’ll face a dearth of engineers in the near future. We’ve learned to encourage students to major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, as that’s where the job growth will be. Over the next
A while ago, we talked on the blog about non-engineers use of CAD. And the discussion is still relevant. Defining the roles of design engineers and drafter—or CAD engineer—can be difficult for companies because those roles overlap, especially when it comes to CAD use. At the time, Chad wrote: From my perspective, I don’t think
I make an effort to read up on what’s going on the engineering world. Obviously, it’s relevant to what I write here at this blog. It helps me gauge what’s going on with lots of things ranging from technology, to engineering managerial issues to trends in engineering careers. One of the blogs I follow is