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The future is Bright for Engineering Graduates

Students planning to embark on a career in engineering have a lot of choices when it comes to their education. One particular area of dilemma is whether to pursue a masters in engineering or a masters in business administration. Valerie Harris, provides a fresh perspective on this topic based on …

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50 of the Best Engineering Universities in the World

Coutersy of  US News. Rank School Overall Score Academic Reputation Score Employer Reputation Score Citations per Paper Score #1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 94.0 100.0 86.8 93.3 #2 Stanford University United States 91.8 95.6 84.5 93.9 #3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 91.7 90.6 91.4 93.3 #4 …

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Profile Engineer: Henry Petroski

Over the past few months, we have profiled numerous engineers who have contributed significantly to our profession in varying ways. Up until now, the series has featured the likes of Elijah McCoy,  Archimedes and Brunel.  Compared to the rest on our list,  Petroski is slightly more modern and one that we can relate to. …

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Petroleum Engineering Schools in the United States

If the median salary is the only factor to consider, petroleum engineering is the best engineering discipline to focus on.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for petroleum engineers is $122,280, significantly higher than most of the other engineering …

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Engineers’ Back to School Reminder

As the 2012 school year kicks off, a new crop of engineering students will begin to learn the theories, practices and technologies that will be useful in the work place. There are other important lessons they learn as students that will help them to excel professionally. For example, citations and bibliographies were …

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The Best Mars Curiosity Descent Video you will see

A remarkably clear, ultra-resolution, smooth-motion, detail-enhanced, color-corrected, interpolated from the original 4 frames per second to 30 frames per second video of Curiosity Mars Descent. This video show the entire final stage the the eventful 7 Minutes of Terror.

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Profile Engineer: Marc Isambard Brunel

Marc Isambard Brunel is the father to the more popular Isambard.  Marc is a great engineer in his own right having significantly contributed to solving problems associated with  of underwater tunneling. In 1818 he patented the tunneling shield, a device that made it possible to tunnel safely through waterbearing strata.  Marc was a prolific inventor, credited …

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