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As we've done in 2012 and 2013 we're bringing you what we think were this year's biggest engineering feats. But, as our writer Kal astutely pointed out, “2014 is, like, a whole year. A lot of stuff happened.” So we've expanded from our previous lists of 8 and 12 to a more robust 20.
We think you'll agree 2014 was a pretty great year in engineering.
Ask ten people "is an MBA worth it?" and you are likely to get ten different opinions. We talked with Jay Rogers, Vice President of Recruiting for Randstad Engineering, Matt DiGeronimo, Managing Director of Smith Floyd Mergers & Acquisitions and former Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, and Dennis Chandler, who holds an MBA from Purdue in addition to his MS in Mechanical Engineering to discuss the value of an MBA on an engineering career.
By now, the problem is all too familiar: To remain competitive, an engineer requires extensive, expensive investment in education and training, while the necessary time and money remains out of reach without taking on onerous debt or de-prioritizing one's career.
How can you afford the time and money to continue your education, without splitting your focus or taking on debt?
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?
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.
Everyone wants a hoverboard, and anyone who says they don't is lying.
If your goal is to become the wealthy CEO of a Fortune 500 company, having an undergraduate degree in engineering is a good start. In fact, this year 7 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies are run by engineers.
We know engineers are no strangers to the boardroom, but when we researched the CEOs of each Fortune 50 company, even we were surprised by how many of them are engineers.
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.
Ford Motor Company is not only one of the most recognized brands in the world, they also have a long, rich history of innovation – beginning with founder Henry Ford's 161 patents to the 20% improvement in fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse gases in their EcoBoost® engine today. And where there is innovation, there are engineers.
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.
If you're looking for the perfect position or are unhappy with the one you have, refining your job search process is the place to start. Without a proper strategy, even a senior engineer with a tight resume can find themselves out of luck in today's network-centered employment marketplace.
We take you from examining your motivations to vetting target companies in just four steps.
Industries, economies and people all change over time. While layoffs and commercial collapse may be the first scenarios to mind, there are as many reasons to start over as there are engineers.
How do you start over as the new hire when you're the most senior engineer on the team?
While the generic case for graduate education is simple – more money, more opportunity – drilling down into the figures for specific engineering disciplines reveals that the real value of a Master's degree varies widely.
Congratulations, you got an interview! But the sense of accomplishment is short-lived. The next thoughts that come to mind are visions of sweaty palms, dusty suits, and uncomfortably long silent pauses. Before long your brain jumps to anticipating those vague "what-are-they-trying-to-learn-anyway" interview questions. Fortunately, interviewing is a skill, and like any other, it can be learned and improved.