Voices of Innovation wants to hear your stories of engineering ingenuity and the significant role that engineers play in society, and they want to broadcast it over the radio. You might realize how exciting engineering can be, but everyone else out there may not. Voices of Innovation broadcasts two-minute stories each weekday over public and commercial radio stations, tapping into the imagination of the engineer. To relay an engineering story, go to www.voicesofinnovation.org/idea.
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.