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10 Best Engineering Blogs for University Students

While there’s no shortage of engineering blogs out there, we’ve taken a shot at narrowing down the list to 10 of our favorites for engineering students seeking fresh insights and useful information.

Automotive Cybersecurity: Connected & Self-Driving Vehicles

This guide, intended for students and working professionals interested in entering the nascent field of automotive cybersecurity, describes some of the challenges involved in securing web-enabled vehicles, and features a growing number of university programs, companies, and people who are rising to meet those challenges.

Engineering Careers for Extroverts

Among all employment sectors, engineering and technology are stereotypically replete with introverts. While that is the stereotype, many engineering occupations aren’t as introverted as they’ve been portrayed. Read more about four such occupations.

Engineering School Q&A: How to Ace the Candidate Interview

This guide reveals how to ace a candidate interview for engineering school at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes a resource guide for preparation and how to draft stellar responses to common questions.

Five Hot Engineering Careers for 2018 That Didn’t Exist in 2012

Few professional fields evolve as quickly as engineering. Unlike professionals in many other fields, engineers are taught to innovate quickly, disrupt assumptions, and experiment wildly with technological breakthroughs.

Heroes in Engineering: A Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence

When is a computer more than a machine? One person’s concept of artificial intelligence (AI) can be quite different from the next person’s. In its most basic form, artificial intelligence is a process in which machines take cues from their environment and act responsively to achieve a goal.

Heroes in Engineering: A Spotlight on Electric Vehicles

The mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) depends on many of factors, but they all boil down to two things: 1) access to cost-efficient EVs, and 2) a power grid that can support them. This story delves into both.

Heroes in Engineering: An Interview with a White Hat Hacker

For many of us, when we hear the term “hacker” we immediately think of the perpetrators of data breaches. HackerOne is helping to change that. The truth is that hackers are essential in keeping the internet safe. Hackers are intellectually curious, driven by transparency, and motivated to find weaknesses.

Heroes in Engineering: The Architects of Benevolent VR

From developing VR programs and environments to designing more affordable VR technology, engineers have given other experts a means of improving our lives and environment.

How to Write a Great Engineering School Personal Statement

The personal statement for engineering school is not just an essay. It has to be smart, engaging, typo-free, and capable of convincing exhausted admissions reviewers that you are a better fit for their program than the other thousands of applicants they are reviewing.

Interview with an Expert: A Spotlight on Self-Driving Vehicles

Not long ago, self-driving cars were science fiction. Today, not so much. Influential companies like Tesla, Uber, Apple, and Google boast dynamic auto-drive programs, and many new startups are following their lead.

Software Engineering for Good: Benevolent Careers for Engineers

Discover the humanitarian applications of artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, and big data, including exclusive interviews with industry predictions and a discussion of current advances across these sectors of software engineering.

Tech 2020: What’s Coming in Biomedical Engineering

The speed, precision, and possibility demonstrated by 3D printing has not escaped the notice of the regenerative medicine branch of bioengineering. Bioprinting, an emerging technology for creating living tissue and organs in the lab, is one way in which biomedical engineers are exploring how to solve the soaring demand for organ transplants.

The LGBTQ Community’s Guide to Engineering

Many believe science and engineering to be strictly objective and dispassionate, but the identity of a person no doubt shapes his or her way of viewing the world. By discriminating against women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community, STEM fields are limiting their perspective and approaches to problem-solving. It’s essential to support a diversity of minds and foster an inclusive working environment to tackle the pressing issues of our day.

Women in Engineering: Degree Programs & Opportunities

Why are women underrepresented in engineering, the top-paying undergraduate major in the country? Why does a disproportionate amount of engineering research funding go to men? Which schools are actively creating opportunities for women? Which female engineers are leading the way? Find out here.