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How MSU Faculty and Students Build the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Posted on: 07/16/2021

Advances in autonomous vehicles are unlocking possibilities that would have seemed incredible just a few years earlier. Residents and visitors in Arlington, Texas can book a self-driving hybrid Lexus RX to travel around downtown. Companies like Waymo — the autonomous-driving subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet — have tested vehicles… Read more >


Career Options with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Posted on: 06/22/2021

When a drill on the Mars Curiosity rover broke, it was up to mechanical engineer Megan Richardson and her team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to fix it from 33.9 million miles away. It can take nearly an hour for the rover to receive Richardson’s commands and respond back, so… Read more >


Master’s in Computer Science vs Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Posted on: 06/03/2021

On April 10, 2019, astronomers published a photograph of a black hole, giving humans their first ever peek at one of the universe’s most mysterious and fascinating phenomena. A worldwide team of researchers was involved in the project, but one important contributor was a postdoctoral fellow named Katie Bouman. Drawing… Read more >


What Can You Do with a Master’s in Civil Engineering?

Posted on: 05/24/2021

The future of transportation promises amazing possibilities, like highways equipped with integrated systems that warn connected and autonomous vehicles about hazardous conditions in real time. But realizing those possibilities as well as ensuring safer, more efficient and more sustainable transportation requires the contributions of experts in infrastructure design and development…. Read more >


Master’s in Electrical Engineering vs. Computer Engineering

Posted on: 05/09/2021

Electrical engineering and computer engineering are two of the most wide-ranging career fields of the digital era, with job opportunities in a number of industries. Finance, health care and energy are just a few of the large-scale industries that hire engineers regularly. Even socially oriented fields like politics and education… Read more >


What is the difference between a Master’s in Civil Engineering vs. Mechanical Engineering?

Posted on: 05/01/2021

Engineers have a particular set of skills that often put them in the lead of new technology initiatives and discoveries. For example, M.Emin Kutay, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University is researching ways to enhance pavement technology to improve Michigan’s roads…. Read more >


How Mechanical Engineers Lead Advances in Renewable Energy

Posted on: 04/25/2021

The renewable energy industry has seen impressive, global growth over the last decade, and mechanical engineers have played a key role in enabling the world’s transition to clean energy and more sustainable practices. In 2018, for example, mechanical engineers looked at ways of improving the design of wind turbines, and… Read more >


Applications of AI and Machine Learning in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Posted on: 04/20/2021

Electrical and computer engineers work at the forefront of technological innovation, contributing to the design, development, testing, and manufacturing processes for new generations of devices and equipment. As these professionals strive for innovation, their pursuits may overlap with the rapidly expanding applications for artificial intelligence. Recent progress in areas like… Read more >


How Two MSU Engineers Created One of the World’s Most Popular Engineering Software Tools

Posted on: 04/08/2021

Ronald Averill is no stranger to persevering through tough times. He’s experienced hardship as an engineer, as an entrepreneur and as an educator. Throughout his career, he’s kept a tech company afloat through two major economic downturns, and he’s now helping his students persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic. But Averill… Read more >


Neural Networks and the Future of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Posted on: 04/08/2021

Engineers can harness machine learning and artificial intelligence for effective, data-driven approaches to complex problems. For example, how can we monitor and protect endangered animals without resorting to highly disruptive techniques like capturing and tagging them? Researchers at Michigan State University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering found an answer… Read more >


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