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 >
21 August, 2020
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 >
24 June, 2020
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 >
15 June, 2020
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 >
8 June, 2020
Research in electrical and computer engineering contributes to life-changing new technologies across countless disciplines and industries, like therapeutic ultrasound algorithms that could enable noninvasive disease treatments or a smartphone app that monitors blood pressure. Progress in other areas—such as robotics, autonomous vehicles, and communications networks—has the potential to revolutionize entire… Read more >
2 June, 2020
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 >
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