Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment There have been 102 Space Shuttle missions hauling astronauts and machinery into outer space, and Alex McCool has led the propulsion-system design for all of them
Working outside the box
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment On their own time and with no funding, some creative engineers at Compaq came up with a design for a new server. The skunkworks project is now a multi-million dollar global business.
A visionary for better vision
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment Charles R. Munnerlyn, voted the 14th Design News Engineer of the Year, married optics and lasers in a revolutionary machine that has dramatically improved the eyesight of millions
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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