National Engineers Week turns 50 this year and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has created a Sightseer's Guide to Engineering. This web-base travel guide, found at www.eweek.org, is a state-by-state guide that includes engineering achievements around the U.S. It's not too late to enter your suggestion for the celebration, scheduled for February 18-24.
And speaking of the NSPE's site, you can check their most recent salary survey to see where you stand among your peers. In addition, check out some of the other activities sponsored by the group:
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day—February 22, a forum for corporations, government agencies, and engineering groups to encourage girls to become engineers.
National Engineering Design Challenge—a hands-on program in which high school teams design, build, and demonstrate a working model of a new product that solves a public need. This year's challenge is to come up with a design that will make life easier for folks with disabilities. The program is sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) and more information can be found at www.jets.org.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is