• Women in Engineering, Part I:  Overcoming Cultural Stereotypes

    Women have long been one of the least represented demographics in engineering. According to the National Science Foundation, of 973,000 total employed engineers with bachelor’s degrees, only 132,000 (13.6 percen...
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  • ImAnEngineer - Stories

    Engineering touches almost every aspect of modern life - our jobs, where we live, how we commute. . . know an interesting story?  Let us know in the comments below.   But then again, isn't eveything a story...
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  • ImAnEngineer Profiles

    What makes an engineer tick? From what gets them out of bed in the morning to the toughest obstacles they've had to overcome, we asked everyday heroes to share their perspectives on life as an engineer.   These ...
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  • 3D-printed gym shoes provide custom fit

    All day I dream about… 3D printing? adidas is reaching beyond the realm of sports and honing in on engineering and manufacturing to give their customers tailor-made footwear options.   In the fall of 2015...
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  • Women in Engineering

    Women continue to be one of the most underrepresented demographics in engineering. The most recent data from the National Science Foundation and the National Survey of College Graduates – among others – re...
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  • ImAnEngineer - Insights

    The world (and business) of engineering is deeply rooted in data, and it’s the numbers – and the stories they tell – that offer insights for moving the industry forward.   The reports and conte...
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  • Women in Engineering, Part III:  Leaving the Profession

    Part I and Part II of the Women in Engineering series outlined several statistics that showed just how underrepresented women are in the engineering profession and in higher education engineer positions.   Recen...
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  • Women in Engineering, Part II:  Boosting college enrollment

    As Part I in this series outlined, the engineering profession suffers from a significant gender gap – there are far fewer women in the profession across disciplines than men. Recent statistics from the National ...
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  • The Manufacturing Skills Gap

      The U.S. manufacturing industry flourished in the first half of the 20th century, promoting leaner production and  new technologies. In the early 2000's, however, the manufacturing industry began to experi...
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  • The Manufacturing Skills Gap, Part II: Academic Institutions

    Part I of our series on the manufacturing skills gap outlined some of the root causes behind the problem, along with steps federal, state and local governments can take to help solve it. But while dedicated funding fo...
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  • The Manufacturing Skills Gap, Part I: Federal, State and Local Governments

    Since the Industrial Revolution, the U.S. manufacturing industry has been one of the country’s most powerful economic engines. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, each dollar invested in the ...
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  • The Manufacturing Skills Gap, Part III:  Employers

      Part I and Part II of our series on the manufacturing skills gap highlighted different ways federal, state and local governments along with academic institutions can help to bring an end to the skills gap. Con...
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  • Minorities in Engineering, Part I: Bolstering education

    Minorities make up a greater portion of the U.S. population than ever before. From 2000 to 2010, both the Asian and Hispanic or Latino populations grew by 43 percent while the number of non-Hispanic whites fell from 6...
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  • Profile:  Chris Palisch - improving the lives of others with wire and cable

      Title: Industrial Engineer Company: Alan Wire   - Chris loves antique cars and is currently restoring a 1938 Chevy Coup. - He grew up farming with his family on a couple hundred acres where they raised...
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  • Profile:  Michael Wylie - perspectives on the parallels between math and music

      Title:  Senior Electrical Engineer Company:  Hal Technologies   - Michael designs handheld and portable gas meters and particle counters in his day job - Michael’s son is named after fa...
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  • Profile:  Adam Dayhoff - creating a lasting legacy as an engineer and volunteer

      Title: Project Manager Company: HNTB Years with company: 15 years   - Over the course of his career at HNTB, Adam has worked in Missouri, Utah and Virginia.  - Adam has donated hundreds of books...
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  • Profile:  Jim Lipsey - Building a better life for others through engineering

      Title: Engineering Manager Company: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), Center for Bionic Medicine Years with company: 4.5 years   - With two young boys interested in engineering, Jim spends a l...
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  • Profile: Shrenik Shikhare - using imagination to innovate

      Embedded Design Engineer   - An active member of the element14 community, Shrenik won the 2014 Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge with his Karaoke Machine. - Shrenik has more than three years of experience ...
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  • Video Profile:  Marcus Papadopoulos - Problem-Solver. Innovator. Creator. Engineer.

      Insight is a design innovation consultancy that helps clients compete and win in the global marketplace. “I think a successful engineer is someone that would say ‘I want to change the world in a m...
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  • Profile:  Paul Horowitz - a Harvard professor on a mission to find life beyond earth

      Title: Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering Emeritus University: Harvard University Years with University: 43 years   - Paul first arrived at Harvard in 1961 as an undergraduate student. He ...
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