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U.S. Loves Engineers, Treats Them Badly

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

We do not treat engineers very nicely -- at least not those who are federal employees or contractors. The very politicians who lead in exhorting our young to become engineers are those who treat engineers as disposable workers

Associations: Trading Old Thinking for New Action

Tom Loughlin | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Tom Loughlin

When was the last time you attended a networking event or a panel discussion held by one of the associations you've joined? If the answer is "I can't remember", you may agree with me that the days of associations are numbered, unless they change.

When Complex Systems Fail

Tom Loughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Loughlin

It's precisely because of the success and vigor of complex systems that we often take their reliability for granted. Most of us rarely consider the safety of an oil rig until something goes awry.