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Building Energy Efficiency: What Matters Most? - ENGINEERING.com

Building Energy Efficiency: What Matters Most? - ENGINEERING.com | Engineering | Scoop.it
ENGINEERING.com Building Energy Efficiency: What Matters Most? ENGINEERING.com Greening commercial buildings is one of the most important ways to conserve energy. It's also a major market for companies that produce low-energy products.
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Engineering trio launch additive manufacturing centre

Engineering trio launch additive manufacturing centre | Engineering | Scoop.it
Three Warwick engineers who turned their back on senior industry posts have launched a centre for additive manufacturing dedicated to designing and manufacturing the next generation of components for the aerospace, automotive, motorsport and...
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'Engineering Everywhere' at Edmunds School

'Engineering Everywhere' at Edmunds School | Engineering | Scoop.it
The STEM pilot program is designed to shed light on the truths about engineering through hands-on experiments. Students volunteered for the free after-school program on Friday afternoons this semester.
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Josh Kosin hangs up his basketball shoes to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering - Sports - The Times-Tribune

Josh Kosin hangs up his basketball shoes to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering - Sports - The Times-Tribune | Engineering | Scoop.it
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China's 3D Printing Revenue Expected to Soar - ENGINEERING.com

China's 3D Printing Revenue Expected to Soar - ENGINEERING.com | Engineering | Scoop.it
ENGINEERING.com China's 3D Printing Revenue Expected to Soar ENGINEERING.com luo jun, china, 3d printer, industry, billion, yuan, leader At last weeks World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference in Beijing, Luo Jun, CEO of Beijing's Asian...

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No "china made" low cost 3D printer with adequate quality and speed in sight so far...

But things might change.

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Industrial engineering graduate student receives NSF fellowship - Penn State News

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Industrial engineering graduate student receives NSF fellowship
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Adopting new mining technology: Finding a balance between leading and ... - Phys.Org

Adopting new mining technology: Finding a balance between leading and ... - Phys.Org | Engineering | Scoop.it
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Changes in mining conditions will also drive new technology.
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UH Firsts: Students Awarded First-Ever B.S. Degrees in Petroleum Engineering

UH Firsts: Students Awarded First-Ever B.S. Degrees in Petroleum Engineering | Engineering | Scoop.it
The first-ever class of undergraduates in petroleum engineering were awarded bachelor's degrees at the UH Cullen College of Engineering commencement last Saturday.
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Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students

Brown University Creates Online Course for High School Students | Engineering | Scoop.it
The free online engineering course could start a trend of directly advising high school students and their teachers on specific curriculums, motivated in part by the hypercompetitive college admissions process.

 

When Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the California Institute of Technology, began promoting his online course on machine learning, one person he turned to was Caltech’s dean of admissions. Dr. Abu-Mostafa believed that prospective Caltech students would benefit from learning what it actually takes to be an engineer — something that high schools, on the whole, fail to teach adequately.

National Science Foundation statistics lend credence to his worries: while one in 10 students in the United States enter college with the intention of majoring in engineering, nearly half of those students fail to complete their degree requirements.

Caltech admissions officials agreed wholeheartedly, and promptly sent out an e-mail blast to applicants suggesting Dr. Abu-Mostafa’s course, Learning From Data, on iTunes U.

“University is a mystery to these students, and they really don’t know what they’re getting into a lot of the time,” said Dr. Abu-Mostafa, whose course ultimately attracted 100,000 subscribers. He estimates that one in 10 were in high school, based on the number of e-mails he received from different age groups.

“The class crystallized their interests,” he said, “and gave them some confidence going into the field.”

Now, in what seems to be the first major effort by a university to tailor a massive open online course, or MOOC, specifically to high school students, Brown University is preparing to offer a free online engineering class with the aim of teaching high school students about the merits and challenges of the field.

If the program is truly unprecedented, as Brown’s team has come to believe, it could start a trend of directly advising high school students and their teachers on specific curriculums, motivated in part by the hypercompetitive college admissions process.

“Students who are considering taking these courses should know it’s not going to help them get into Brown.”

 

— Jesse Schreier, instructional designer at Brown University

“The real goal here is to get students interested in engineering to better understand engineering, so that they can make good decisions about what they do in the next step,” said Wendy Drexler, director of online development at Brown. “If they decide that they’re interested in engineering and they want to apply to different engineering schools, we want them to have all the information they need.”

The course is based more on activities and research assignments than on video lectures, in an effort to challenge students to actually build something, Dr. Drexler said. Students will also receive guidance on what types of courses they should look for when applying to colleges.

“This is the kind of innovative leadership that can be a game changer for students,” said Josh Coates, chief executive of Instructure, the software company that provided the platform for Brown’s project. “We all know we need more STEM education, and bridging the gap between college and high school with an open online course is a great way to get more kids into these kinds of fields and more interested in the college experience.”

The 500-person cap for the first course section, which began April 1, was met in December. Teachers have also expressed interest in incorporating the course work into their own classes, Dr. Drexler said.

“Students who are considering taking these courses should know it’s not going to help them get into Brown. It’s really about learning what it’s like to be an engineer,” said Jesse Schreier, the instructional designer for the course. “There’s absolutely no guarantee that Brown admissions is going to look on an applicant with kinder eyes.”

Still, Brown’s online development team is debating whether to offer a certificate of some kind to students who complete the course, which officials know would be used as yet another college application supplement. Coursera offers such certificates upon course completion, and some students are already beginning to use them to bolster their college résumés.

“There’s clearly a recognition around the country that American students would benefit from broader engineering literacy,” said Sanjay E. Sarma, director of digital learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who applauded Brown’s efforts. “Will this play into the application? Certainly. But the last thing that I would want is for parents to have their students sit at home at the computer taking these courses at the expense of other projects.”

The officials behind the Brown initiative said their primary motivation was a larger national concern: the growing shortage of engineering graduates in a job market that demands them, as a result of misinformation, insufficient preparation and fears about the difficulty of engineering. And the idea of offering something free and open — unlike the costly, in-person summer extension programs run by Brown and many of its peers — seemed to have tremendous potential beyond just giving students a glimpse of what Brown, as a single institution, has to offer.

“If a student wants to get into the University of Michigan and they’ve actually shown that they’re already passionate about this topic, and they’ve taken that extra step to learn more about engineering, and if they have all the other credentials they need, then yes, that definitely is going to set them apart,” Dr. Drexler said. “It’s how you reflect your passion. If you look at it that way, then yes, it can be a positive addition to a college application.”

Based on the success of this course, Brown is likely to expand its MOOC offerings for high school students to other disciplines. But for now, it is approaching the project as many universities are approaching MOOCs: with cautious optimism, a sense of excitement and full acceptance that their initiatives may not succeed.

“If it weren’t for the fact that my father was a professor of engineering, I wouldn’t have known what a creative discipline it is,” said Nick McKeown, a professor at Stanford University who is teaching an online course for the university’s Class2Go program. “The word ‘engineering’ comes from the root ‘ingenious.’ It’s all about creation and invention. Teaching high school kids about that is wonderful, so I think the Brown program sounds fantastic.”


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TinkerBox - Free Physics and Engineering Game Puzzle App - Autodesk

TinkerBox - Free Physics and Engineering Game Puzzle App - Autodesk | Engineering | Scoop.it
Tinkerbox is a free, fun-to-play physics and engineering game and puzzle app that puts you in the role of inventor, problem solver, and engineer extraordinaire.

 

Tackle the forces of physics to solve mechanical riddles or create amazing 3D contraptions. Whether inventing or solving, you can test your gadgets in a 3D landscape and share them with friends.

 

Once you start tinkering with TinkerBox, you’ll never look at engineering the same way again.


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izaak sr's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:29 PM

Els nens demanen aquest tipus d'educació experimental mitjançant la simulació.

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could be useful for science teachers wanting to gauge its use for developing conceptual thinking
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Careers | JMP Engineering - Automation | Controls | Information

Careers | JMP Engineering - Automation | Controls | Information | Engineering | Scoop.it
Have you checked out our #Career page lately? We are looking for A-players #engineering http://t.co/SJ02ivAIBJ #LdnJobs
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How 3D Printers Are Reshaping Medicine

How 3D Printers Are Reshaping Medicine | Engineering | Scoop.it
Printing off a kidney or another human organ may sound like something out of science fiction, but with advancements in 3D printing technology, the idea may not be so far-fetched.

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3D Printed Antennas Could Reduce Size, Cost of Mobile Devices > ENGINEERING.com

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Learn about engineering at S&T summer camps - Missouri S&T News and Research

Learn about engineering at S&T summer camps - Missouri S&T News and Research | Engineering | Scoop.it
Learn about engineering at S&T summer camps Missouri S&T News and Research High school juniors and seniors can find out how engineers change the world at one of three week-long “Jackling Introduction to Engineering” camps that will be held this...
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Fun with food: Food technology and biochemical engineering gaining momentum - Times of India

Fun with food: Food technology and biochemical engineering gaining momentum
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For those who find food a fascinating subject, a career in food is definitely an interesting option.
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Dr John Lynch: German engineering giant always bounces back - Irish Independent

Dr John Lynch: German engineering giant always bounces back - Irish Independent | Engineering | Scoop.it
Dr John Lynch: German engineering giant always bounces back
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A friend told me that his daughter once got a student summer job in Germany working in one of the factories of the mighty Siemens engineering giant.
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Engineering students use dance to solve problems - The Tand D.com

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Engineering students use dance to solve problems
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EVANSTON, Ill. — Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition.
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Northrop Grumman, University of New Mexico Partner for Senior Engineering ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

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Report: Lebanon to Become Leading Country in Energy Production in ME

Report: Lebanon to Become Leading Country in Energy Production in ME | Engineering | Scoop.it
International oil companies are competing over exploiting Lebanon's large energy reserves detected off its coast as analysts say it could redraw the energy landscape of the region.

“The value of the gas and crude oil reserves in Lebanon is...
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Top 10 Engineering College Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master’s Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online | TechCrunch

Top 10 Engineering College Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master’s Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online | TechCrunch | Engineering | Scoop.it
If there was any question as to Sebastian Thrun and Udacity's resolve to re-imagine higher education in a more affordable, accessible virtual classroom -- or their ability to actually make any real headway among the Ivory Towers of academia -- we...
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BP Expert Testifies Deepwater Horizon Well Was Safely-Drilled Prior to Maritime Accident

BP Expert Testifies Deepwater Horizon Well Was Safely-Drilled Prior to Maritime Accident | Engineering | Scoop.it
BP called its first witness, retired LSU professor of petroleum engineering Adam “Ted” Bourgoyne, Jr., to testify in the ongoing Deepwater Horizon maritime acci(...)

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Were you or a loved one affected by the Deepwater Horizon maritime accident? If so, and you have questions about your legal rights, do not hesitate to contact one of the experienced Fitts Zehl, LLP Houston, Texas Maritime Accident and Jones Act Offshore Injury Lawyers TODAY.

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Top ten paying degrees for college graduates

Top ten paying degrees for college graduates | Engineering | Scoop.it
Not saying that you should pick your major by what you can make with it, but this info is still good to know: Petroleum Engineering: $93,500 Computer Engineering: $71,700 Chemical Engineering: $67,...

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Fuel Fix » Saudi Aramco aims to lead in new technology

Saudi Aramco Vice President of Petroleum Engineering & Development Khaled Buraik speaks during the Saudi Aramco's Enhanced Upstream Technology Strategy topical luncheon at OTC 2013 at Reliant Park Monday, May ...

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Wanted: Engineers to Keep Indonesia Competitive - Jakarta Globe

Wanted: Engineers to Keep Indonesia Competitive - Jakarta Globe | Engineering | Scoop.it
Wanted: Engineers to Keep Indonesia Competitive Jakarta Globe “That doesn't mean that other majors are not good, but my advice to young people thinking of getting a university education is to prioritize an engineering discipline over other...
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