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USA Science and Engineering Festival: Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Children

Bernard A. Harris, Jr. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Science
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

My curiosity for science began early in life with my passion for space. I was 13 years old during the first lunar landing. Seeing human beings on another celestial body opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities of technology.

Dealing With The Skills Gap

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Our continuing failure to devise and operate a coherent nationwide training program to help prepare young people for careers in modern manufacturing is a national disgrace, and one with potentially severe repercussions.

David Freeman

Basketball Great's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science

Basketball fans know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his signature skyhook shot that he used to bring his teams to victory in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Bu...

DIY Scanning Electron Microscopes, Virtual Reality and Valve: An Interview with Ben Krasnow

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 06.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Have you ever wished that your windows would clean themselves? Or that you could control a mouse cursor just by talking? Where does someone even begin...

Women in STEM: It's Time to Redesign the Pipeline

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

Once women have entered STEM, at every subsequent stage of their career, they run a gauntlet of subtle practical, psychological and social holes in the way of their promotions, appointment to boards, and other indicators of seniority.

New Battery Called 'Major Advance' For Patients With Implanted Devices

natureheader | Mark Peplow | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

A biodegradable, implantable battery could help in the development of biomedical devices that monitor tissue or deliver treatments before being reabso...

WATCH: Crazy Cloaking Device Shows What It Can Do

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

Cloaking devices, a staple of science fiction (think Harry Potter), are getting closer to reality. Researchers at Duke University have built a struct...

For Women, Manufacturing Industry Remains in the 'Mad Men' Era

Keosha Varela | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Keosha Varela

"I've been in the engineering industry for 30 years, and we were talking about these same issues 30 years ago," said the National Science Foundation's Theresa A. Maldonado."

In Search of the 'Piece of Resistance' to Increase Interest in Engineering

Vicki May | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Vicki May

In The Lego Movie Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure, finds the "Piece of Resistance," thus fulfilling a prophecy that whoever finds it will save the universe. We engineers have been searching for years for something to save the engineering universe or at least increase interest in engineering.

The Poop of the Matter

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 05.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The P.I. I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.* Sewage Let's discuss the influents and the effluents. That's right, you high scho...

Making Science, Engineering and Technology More Female-Friendly

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Because women don't look, sound, or act like the alpha male, or because they lack senior-level support, women's ideas and innovations hit a chokepoint.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be An Engineer

Gene Marks | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Gene Marks

They are the geeks. They are the nerds. They are the kids who are last picked for the team. They build robots. They join the math club. They watch "St...

Poetry and Programming

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

Programming began to change my way of looking at poetry. To my surprise I found that writing code reminded me of writing poems. In the act of creation, you encounter the same tension of raw, boundless possibility against disciplined construction.

Broadening the Path to Engineering

Vicki May | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Vicki May

While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.

Empowerment Is Great, But Where Are the Woman Engineers?

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

It's great that women's empowerment groups are flourishing. But the physical world is still built by men.

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

Sridhar Kota | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Sridhar Kota

Technological innovation has long been key to American prosperity, especially when it is applied to cutting-edge manufacturing, and the centerpiece of such innovation is engineering.

Questions to Ponder During National Engineering Week

Larry Bock | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Larry Bock

Engineers are some of the most necessary problem solvers on the planet. They conquer the daunting technological challenges -- both immediate and long-...

Engineering Emergency

Linda Rosen | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Linda Rosen

Income inequality is in the news these days, and for good reason. One big reason for the divide: gaps in educational attainment often widen gaps in wealth. The fate of African Americans and Latinos in engineering offers a case in point.

A Positive Spin: Can Bubbles Support Tech Education?

Vinay Trivedi | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Vinay Trivedi

The dollars poured into tech education are motivated by a desire to create a stronger economy. Even though policy makers are pushing more STEM-education initiatives, we have not figured out a way to attract and train people successfully.

An Open Education Not Ready to Be Open

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

Access to knowledge and the subsequent mastery of it is such a precious and beautiful thing, but it could only be truly appreciated when you are trusted as an individual to utilize it for purposes larger than impressing an artificial system.

If You're An Engineer, You'll Want To Watch This Video Till The End

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.11.2014 | Huffpost Code

Warning: if you're an engineer, computer or otherwise, this video might make you feel like a superhero. According to the University of Newcastle, A...

The Legend Of The Phoenix: Building The New HuffPost

Vitaly Rozman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Huffpost Code
Vitaly Rozman

There is a rule of thumb in the world of software development that every single developer learns at the beginning of his/her career: "When something works, don't touch it." Well, the rules are meant to be broken, and that's exactly what we have done with the Phoenix project.

Female Scientists Do Roam Among Us, and Gasp! Some Even Wear Lipstick

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Lynda Bekore

We fixate on the minutiae of score-keeping and numbers-balancing, of how much pink vs. blue, of how the evil patriarchy is ruining girls' lives, while we ignore the forest for the trees.

WATCH: The Fascinating Physics Of Figure Skating

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

What makes figure skaters so graceful on the ice? It's a question many will be asking during the upcoming winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Su...

The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.