As an engineer, you may work in the most interesting and dangerous situations in the modern world. Fires, explosions, and high-voltage electricity are tools of the trade. Implementing and refining safety procedures reduced workplace fatalities by more than 90% over the last century, but they do still occur.
What happens when accidents happen? What should you expect when you catch fire?
Thin, robust, and language-neutral, Robot Operating System provides a standardized core of OS functions and an extensive library of over 2,000 packages, enabling researchers and engineers to focus on invention instead of re-invention.
Moving from the trenches to the corner office requires the development of leadership and management skills. These "soft skills" can be intimidating for the more technical-minded among us. On the surface, there's little consensus as to what leadership is, let alone a systematic understanding of the development and application of leadership in the engineering workplace. How do people make the transition?
New Zealand is arguably the most beautiful land in the world — and absolutely the most challenging canvas for a talented engineer. With volcanoes, earthquakes, and punishing terrain, every project needs everything you've got.
We recently polled a group of engineers and engineer hopefuls on their dream jobs in engineering. Though our methods were by no means scientific (if you're looking for statistical significance you should definitely not click this), our findings did reveal creative passion, inspiring confidence in the future of engineering, and overall were not as disturbing as we thought they would be.
Natalie Panek is a Missions Systems Engineer and advocate for the advancement of women in STEM fields. She holds degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering and develops foundational technologies for space development and exploration.
Recently, she was kind enough to spare time for a few questions on space, engineering, and mentoring women in STEM careers.
Engineers Without Borders USA alleviates poverty and fosters community development through engineering solutions. While the majority of international aid organizations focus their efforts in large population centers as a function of scale and efficiency, Engineers Without Borders USA delivers high-impact, collaborative projects within smaller communities.
We spoke with Tim Ivory, a marine engineer who specializes in restoring and preserving vintage boats. He began his career on the retired FDNY fireboat John J Harvey, earning a reputation for ingenuity and passion. This led to regular commercial work in the Harbor and North River, where he developed a following among owners, companies, and preservationists. Now, Tim works as an independent engineer.
It's no secret that social networking and the Internet play a huge role in the quest for landing the perfect job. From online job searches, to research, to online applications you're sure to spend a great majority of your job search on the Internet. But in the midst of the abundant expanse of online research you perform during your job search, one crucial part of your investigation may be left out: You.
Being the heart of your team — the truly indispensable engineer — is a less of a stable state than an ongoing commitment to professional development, integrity, and excellence.
Indispensable engineers build on mastery of their field's core competencies, steadily increasing their stock of knowledge while expanding into customer-facing and commercial skill sets.
Of the hundreds (or thousands!) of applications your potential employer will see, how do you make sure your resume is noticed? And if you're offered an interview, how do you make yourself the sure-thing candidate among a handful of equally qualified engineers? We interviewed several HR and hiring managers from different kinds of companies hiring engineers to get their expert opinion and advice.
Looking for a change of venue? Is your current location limiting your career potential? If you are an engineer of any stripe, you might want to consider (re)starting your career in Houston, Texas.
Many beloved fictional settings feature societies free from the corruption, meaningless toil, and irrational wastage plaguing modern human societies. These planned societies don't promise a perfect world – there are no interesting stories in perfect worlds – but offer the possibility of a rational one.
Graphene reveals new, revolutionary properties on a monthly basis. Over the last decade, this wonder material went from a curious carbon allotrope to the single-most-expensive material in the world. As production costs for exfoliated graphene crashed to levels comparable with tilapia fillets, so did interest in its practical application.
Science fiction provides inspiration and escape, but it's also a project buffer for future engineers. Quirky and inspirational ideas, beyond reach of the writer's contemporaries, can remain in circulation as fiction while the rest of the world catches up. In Future, Please, EngineerJobs looks at beloved and bizarre fictional gadgets and our attempts to realize them. First up: power armor and jet packs.