The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth: The Importance of Mechanical Engineering
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Medical Device Engineer: Info About Starting a Career in Medical Device Engineering

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Medical Device Engineering is a branch of biomedical engineering dedicated to researching and designing medical equipment and machinery; its objective is to advance medical technology and improve the patients’ quality of life. Some instruments that medical device engineers develop include artificial organs, hearing implants, pacemakers and prosthetic limbs. These engineers have to pay enormous attention to detail for in many cases, the patient’s life depends upon the outcome. As in other fields of science, medical device engineers usually opt to have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and a master’s or PhD in biomedical engineering or a related field of engineering. After completing undergraduate studies, it is preferred to take the Fundamentals in Engineering Exam; after completing graduate studies, it is preferred to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam which would result in becoming a certified professional engineer. These engineers must be expert researchers and analytical thinkers. This profession is very interesting and it combines two of my interests, biology and engineering. I enjoy researching and problem solving, and I do not mind the long training. This is one of my top career choices.

 

 

"Medical Device Engineer: Info About Starting a Career in Medical Device Engineering." Education Portal. Education-Portal.com, 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2013. 

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The Future of Manufacturing: Industrial Mechanical Engineers

The Future of Manufacturing: Industrial Mechanical Engineers | The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth: The Importance of Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

"The variety of application fields and job functions available to Mechanical Engineers in industry is almost limitless"

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Industrial mechanical engineers work with companies through the manufacturing process. Most engineers work within three domains: product, manufacture and facility. Product engineers design, develop and test the company’s products. They usually work as a team to create cost effective, reliable products that that the consumers want. There are many specializations of product engineers such as stress analysts and designers. Manufacture engineers can be categorized into three subspecialties: process engineers, tool engineers and master mechanics. Regardless of the specialties, manufacture engineers have a responsibility to design the tooling equipment needed to produce the company’s products at a reasonable cost. Just like product engineers, they work as a team with each member taking on a specific task. The introduction of computers to industry has positively influenced manufacture engineers; now they used computer simulations and transfer of data is much faster. A third domain of industrial engineering is facility engineering. These engineers are responsible for maintenance of the plant buildings and utilities as well as the environmental impact of the company’s offscourings. Industrial mechanical engineering is a very important field of engineering, however I do not find it riveting. It might be an interesting internship, but I do not see myself in this career.

 

"What Do Mechanical Engineers Do In Industry?" Kettering University. Kettering University, 2011. Web. 19 Mar. 2013.

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The Future of Medicine: Biomechanical Engineering

The Future of Medicine: Biomechanical Engineering | The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth: The Importance of Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

"Scientists investigate that which is, engineers create that which has never been." ~Einstein

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The goal of biomechanical engineering is to amalgamate the principles of mechanical engineering and biology to improve the quality of peoples’ lives; examples are prosthetic limbs, robotic surgery and artificial cardiac valves. This is a unique field because it is a sect of biomedical engineering, while simultaneously having a strong relation to mechanical engineering. Because of this, students pursuing this career must complete the same level of math and physics as mechanical engineers and the same level of biology and chemistry as pre-med students. Most students who major in biomechanical engineering often continue their education to obtain post-graduate degrees. After undergraduate studies are completed, there are many opportunities for biomechanical engineers. Some may work in medical device design, or finance and consulting. Since the undergraduate program fulfills the requirement of pre-med, many students apply for medical school. The gamut of material covered as an undergraduate gives ground for many different career paths. This profession interests me because it combines my two favorite subjects! I have always wanted to help people become as independent as possible despite their serious injuries. I also find robotic surgery fascinating, as I believe it is the key to more successful and precise surgeries.

 

Stanford University. "FAQ." Biomechanical Engineering. Stanford University, 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.

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The goal of this article is to inform the reader about biomechanical engineering and all of the ins and outs. Biomechanical engineering is an area of biomedical engineering in, something I am very interested in and have done a lot of research on. Biomechanical engineering is a mixture of mechanical engineering and biology to improve the quality if life for others. This article informs the reader on exactly what a student must do to pursue this career, and all of their options. I think Katarina did a wonderful job at summarizing the article and picking out the key points. This article is very informative and has a lot of info, and I also think Katarina did a great job at giving the reader her insight. A lot goes into choosing this career path and this article tells you just what exactly needs to be done. Students must complete math and physics, in conjunction with biology and chemistry, and most biomechanical engineering majors continue their students after graduate school. Since biomechanical engineering is somewhat broad, those who pursue this career in school may work in medical device design, or finance and consulting, and some may apply to medical school. I like how it is evident that Katarina really enjoys research on this topic; she said it interests her as it combines two of her favorite subjects. She is very enthusiastic about this and that adds to the quality of her work. Overall, Excellent job, Katarina!
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The Future of Motor Vehicle Transportation: Automotive Engineering

The Future of Motor Vehicle Transportation: Automotive Engineering | The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth: The Importance of Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

"If you are passionate about cars and want an engineering career, this could be perfect for you." 

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Automotive Engineering is a branch of mechanical engineering for those infatuated by motor vehicles. In general, automotive engineers need to be knowledgeable of technology, mathematics, mechanical and electrical engineering. This field also requires its employees to be excellent presenters of their work and team members. There are three main stages of automobile manufacturing that one can work in: design, development and production. In design, the engineers participate in the inchoate stage of construction; they create blueprints, and discuss the cars safety, environmental impact, appearance and cost-effectiveness. The engineers that work in the developmental stage assemble the car and run a series of tests-either computer simulated or physical- to evaluate the car’s general performance. Finally, the engineers at the production stage complete the final version of the car and all it parts. These employees should also have an economical background since they monitor sales. Generally, the work hours are from 9am-5pm and the average annual salary is about $40,000. I am relatively passionate about motor vehicles, and I do enjoy teamwork. The work hours and salary are decent, and it would be sufficient to support a family. The automotive industry is always changing, so might be an exciting field to work in!

 

National Careers Service. "Automotive Engineer Job Information." Automotive Engineer Job Information. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2012. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.

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The Future of Clean Energy: Fluid Dynamic Engineering

"With its patented technology, unique project development approach and its team of seasoned power industry professionals, HGE aims to lead a new era of responsible hydropower growth in the Americas."

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A fluid dynamics engineer applies the concepts of fluid dynamics to mechanical systems. Since fluid dynamics is a branch of physics that studies forces and interactions amongst fluids, this branch of engineering mainly focuses on harvesting energy. Many fluid dynamics engineers have to be proficient in computational softwares to be able to simulate their designs and program the systems that they build; just like industrial mechanical engineers, the integration of computers has positively affected their work force. Some tasks that a fluid dynamic engineer may have is to construct three dimensional computational methods, create a model, and analyze multi-phased flow. To become a fluid dynamics engineer, one must have at least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering, and a master’s degree is highly preferred. This field also requires at least five years of experience and a thorough understanding of fluid dynamics. Fluid dynamic engineers must also have good communicational and teamwork skills. This profession seems very interesting and definitely one of my favorites. I find fluid dynamics very interesting, and it is the study of how to optimize energy and performance of mechanical systems, which I have always found fascinating. 

 

"Hydro Green Energy." Hydro Green Energy. Hydro Green Energy, 2013. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.

 

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The Future of Energy: Thermodynamic Engineering

The Future of Energy: Thermodynamic Engineering | The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth: The Importance of Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life"  ~Aristotle

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Thermodynamic Engineering works to perfect the performance of mechanical systems. An integral component to this field of engineering is thermodynamics which is the study of energy transfer and heat. Engineers apply the theories of heat distribution, heat flow and heat conversion to machines. In today’s economy, they are in perpetual pursuit of fuel efficiency across many different ilks of engines. This is a unique career because thermodynamic engineers commonly specialize in one field of engineering and apply their knowledge of thermodynamics as needed. The required minimum education is a Bachelor’s degree in science and/or an M.S. in a discipline of engineering. The most important skill thermodynamic engineers have is problem-solving; other skills include a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and laws of physics. Depending on the specialty of the thermodynamic engineer, they would also have knowledge of chemistry. There are many career opportunities for thermodynamic engineers, such as working in the auto-industry and aerospace industry and in fields such as chemical engineering and civil engineering. I find this field of engineering fascinating because it can be applied everywhere; it is extremely useful going through the 21st century as we will increasingly have problems with energy. This discipline can allow technology to flourish without the repercussions that we have today.

 

"Thermodynamics Engineer: Employment Information for Students Considering a Career in Thermodynamics Engineering." Education Portal. Education Portal, 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.

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The Future of Flying Vehicles: Aerospace Engineering

The Future of Flying Vehicles: Aerospace Engineering | The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth: The Importance of Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

"Aerospace engineers make dreams of flying come true."

 

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Aerospace engineering is the subcategory of mechanical engineering that is concerned with design, construction and science of flying vehicles.  There are two main branches: aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Aeronautical engineers work with aircraft and astronautical engineers work with spacecraft. In general, they manage the production of their products, evaluate designs for safety, cost-effectiveness, and costumer requirements, and inspect malfunctioning equipment. Today, aerospace engineers pass more time in an office due to the increased amount of computer modeling and simulation. They typically work full time with the exception of directors; since they monitor projects, they depart when the work is finished. The average annual salary is about $90,000, and if employed at a government industry, it rises to about $110,000. The minimum requirement to become an aerospace engineer is to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or some related field of science; PhD’s are highly encouraged.  Some important skills needed include analytical skills and a good foundation of math and physics. I would really enjoy this job because I am very passionate about airplanes, physics and mathematics. It is also a changing field, so it would always be interesting to work in.

 

"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29 Mar. 2012. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.

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