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.
Software has eaten the world. The hottest jobs in the world are all tech-focused. But the tech industry is vast, and home to a wide variety of niches. If you’re targeting a career at the forefront of the tech, where should you focus your energy? The tech industry moves fast, but it’s not defined by trends; it’s doing the defining. And the biggest trends in technology are also home to some of the hottest jobs of 2021.
Engineering is an exceptionally dynamic sector. It is continually changing and expanding, and experts, professionals, and academics in the field need to keep pace with all of the latest developments. Conferences provide professionals in various engineering disciplines with knowledge about cutting-edge tools, technology, and skills in the field.
The current US student loan debt is an astounding $1.53 trillion, with one in four Americans owing money. Unsurprisingly, student loan debt is the second-largest source of debt after mortgages. Pursuing and obtaining scholarships is one way to reduce engineering school-related debt.
As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, quality engineers working in logistics and supply chain management will play a significant part in rebuilding the supply chains of the modern economy.
In a society that runs on data and rewards that data’s accuracy, timeliness, and security, blockchain technology has a lot of promise. But its applicability isn’t universal, and the tech still faces significant hurdles to widespread adoption.
Engineers take from their surroundings and make something greater than the sum of its parts. But materials engineers go one step further, creating entirely new materials and structures from which to work.
In 2000, nuclear energy from just 30 countries provided approximately 15 percent of worldwide electricity capacity. But by 2019, its share had fallen to 10 percent, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicting that without intervention it would fall even further, to 5 percent, by 2040. That represents a significant drop in what could be an important source of clean energy.
There’s a long history of women breaking barriers in mathematics: from Ada Lovelace, considered the world’s first computer programmer, to Sofia Kovalevskaya, the first woman to receive a PhD in mathematics, to Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the Fields Medal.