When it comes to salaries, female engineers continue to lag behind their male counterparts—bringing home on average a paycheck that's 5 to 15% smaller. Female engineers with less than five years experience have a median salary of $42K compared to $45K for male engineers. Worse yet: The differential exists throughout their careers, according to a study published by the National Science Board and the National Science Foundation in 2000.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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