U.S. News, which publishes the rankings annually, named MIT to the top spot among schools that offer a doctorate in engineering. Rose-Hulman of Indiana took honors in a category that includes schools at the bachelors and masters degree level. The rankings are based solely on a peer survey of deans and senior faculty at other engineering schools.
Other schools in the “doctorate top ten” included (in order): Stanford and University of California-Berkeley (tied for second); Cal Tech, Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois (tied for fourth); the University of Michigan; Cornell; Carnegie Mellon and Purdue.
Colleges rounding out the “bachelors-masters top ten” included: Harvey Mudd; Cooper Union; Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo; U.S. Military Academy; Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering; U.S. Naval Academy; Bucknell; U.S. Air Force Academy; and Villanova. Franklin W. Olin’s appearance on the list is considered an achievement because the school is less than a decade old.
Could our view of distant galaxies be obstructed by a lawnmower? That unlikely question is at the heart of a growing debate between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and a robot manufacturer that seeks to build self-guided lawnmowers.
Design News readers spoke loudly and clearly after our recent news story about a resurgence in manufacturing -- and manufacturing jobs. Commenters doubted the manufacturers, describing them as H-1B visa promoters, corporate crybabies, and clowns. They argued that US manufacturers aren’t willing to train workers, preferring instead to import cheap labor from abroad.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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