3 August, 2023
While technologies such as computer-aided design (CAD) benefit considerably from modern enhancements to software and engineering, the history of these developments spans more than 60 years. In 1957, Dr. Patrick Hanratty created the first numerical control system that would eventually become CAD software. Both CAD and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) have… Read more >
25 April, 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 >
20 April, 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 >
8 April, 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 >
8 April, 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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