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.
Over 45 percent of all Americans live with unhealthy air. According to the 2020 State of the Air report, the situation has been getting worse, year after year. An increasing number of Americans are living in communities impacted by unhealthy levels of pollution, more particle pollution days, and higher annual particle levels. As a changing climate threatens our ability to protect human health, significant action is needed from policymakers, professionals, corporations, and the general public.
The concepts of civil engineering are particularly well-suited for the game environment, emphasizing the proper distribution of resources, the management of supply chains, and how the built environment interacts with the lived environment.
April is Math and Statistics Awareness Month, a time to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of mathematics. Beginning in 1986 as Math Awareness Week, the occasion has grown with the field itself. Today, math powers practically everything, and holds the key to many of society’s most pressing issues, such as climate change, information security, and counteracting disease.
The 11th annual National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) takes place April 3-11, 2021. Established by Congress in 2010, this tech-focused week is about demonstrating the positive societal impacts of robotic technologies, and inspiring students of all ages to pursue careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
The practical applications of environmental engineering have the potential to contribute to solutions to the plastic crisis, the climate crisis, the lack of sanitation on a global scale, the environmental impact of Western hunger for meat, and the devastating impact of fossil-fuel-based air travel.
April is Math and Statistics Awareness Month, a time to raise both awareness and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. There’s a lot to appreciate. Math and statistics are the undergirding force of our modern world: they power our technology, our economy, and our society.
Done right, computer engineering has put Americans on the moon with less computing power than one of today’s dishwashers. Done wrong, it’s caused two commercial airliners of incredible complexity to tragically crash into the ground after takeoff.
This year’s National Engineers Week takes place from February 21 to 27, 2021. First founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Engineers Week brings together a formal coalition of over 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, as well as more than 50 corporations and government agencies.
If you’re a soon-to-be-graduated systems engineer, the question isn’t whether you’ll receive competitive job offers, the question is which one you’ll accept. But the most hyped companies in the mainstream media aren’t necessarily the best companies to work for.