We have so many problems in this country that are not addressed humanitarian-focused engineering should start here, in this country. I am always amazed that problems in the US are overlooked to help the survival of people in other countries. I am an engineer and I have seen the homeless people and families in our inner cities. I am also amazed when our universities sit in the middle of "bad" neighborhoods. It doesn't make any sense to me, that these venerable academic institutions are not partnering with their communities to make our world a better place in our own backyards.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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