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Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Beyond Math and Bridges: Women and Engineering Creativity

Be An Engineer | Posted 03.13.2015 | Impact
Be An Engineer

Math and science are important parts of engineering, but so is creativity. We're coming up with new ideas, new projects and new technologies to change our business. It's invigorating and personally rewarding on levels I never could have imagined as a college freshman.

The Rigor and Reward of Engineering

Be An Engineer | Posted 03.04.2015 | Education
Be An Engineer

Math and science came easy to me growing up. My teachers understood how to encourage those interests. They challenged me, but they also built my confidence by giving me opportunities to serve in leadership roles.

Career Day Re-Engineered

Be An Engineer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Be An Engineer

As a female engineer, I can't say I'm surprised. But what she does mimic is my excitement for my job, my confidence and my devotion to the science that makes my work so important.

Who Can Increase the Number of Latino Engineers? Other Engineers, of Course!

Omar De Leon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Omar De Leon

Children are born naturally curious. They ask questions about why things exist, how things work, what things do. That sense of wonder doesn't end at any particular age.

15 Things Every Engineer Knows To Be True

Posted 02.10.2015 | Technology

“If the test is open-book, shouldn’t it be easy?” (Nope. Never.) “What kind of engineer are you?” (Follow-up question: “What’s that?” ...

Hey, Corporate Director!

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

The campaign to stop cyber-crime begins with educating the next wave of professionals, but ongoing education and idea exchange are the ultimate keys to confronting cybercrime on the ground and in the boardroom.

5 Things You Should Know About Shortages Of Scientists and Engineers

Michael S. Teitelbaum | Posted 08.02.2014 | Science
Michael S. Teitelbaum

Almost all objective analysts have been unable to find evidence of broad-based "shortages" in the science and engineering workforce.

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.

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...

We're Hiring Engineers!

Alexandra Berke | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alexandra Berke

Apply: Are you ready to change the world of digital journalism? The Huffington Post has a substantial impact on how mil...

Why Engineers and Scientists Should Teach Children

Tara Chklovski | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

It doesn't need to be a dramatic career shift. It can simply be a volunteering commitment. But there is a critical mix that results in the experience being powerful for each person.

In Praise of Unsung Heroes in Science

Larry Bock | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

While the average American young person will likely have no trouble detailing the latest antics of such stars as Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, or Kanye & Kim, most, sadly, would be hard-pressed to tell you who the following trailblazers in science were.

Gerry Smith

Obama Wants More Immigrant Entrepreneurs And Engineers | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama called for reforms to the nation's immigration system that would help highly-ski...

Employing the Unemployable: A Jordanian Woman's Story

Karin Kamp | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Karin Kamp

When Jordanian entrepreneur Nermin Fawzi Saad was looking for a handful of female engineers to join her new company, she put an ad in the newspaper, hoping to find a few interested candidates. She received more than 700 resumes.

Creating, Tinkering, Inventing and Imagining Our Way to the Top

Dori Roberts | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Dori Roberts

If you were to peek into a preschool classroom, you'd find kids whose hands would be busy and whose minds would be racing with different creative possibilities: A rollercoaster using foam pipe insulation! A rocket from a plastic water bottle! These kids are engineers. Most just don't know it.

Poland Attracts U.S. Tech Giants As Its Universities Turn Out Engineering Grads

| Tom Marshall | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. WARSAW, Poland — Foreign companies flock to invest. Its balance sheet is the envy of Eur...

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner Debuts Hackbright Academy Students - Women Engineers

Women 2.0 | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology
Women 2.0

Hackbright Academy, an accelerated software programming school in San Francisco, is helping to tip the gender balance in the industry one woman at a time. And 16 graduated on Friday as the school's second class since its inception.

Here Are 10 Jobs Where Workers Need Coffee To Survive

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

Happy National Coffee Day! Almost half of Americans agree: If you got a job to do, reach for a cup of joe. But there are certain professions whe...

Four Pillars of Engineering Education Reform that Will Attract (and Graduate) More Students

Mark Somerville | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Mark Somerville

We need to address values because they are critical for enabling real change in engineering education. After all, if you try to make a change in pedagogy or content without addressing the underlying value system, you are likely to fail.

Ten Steps to a Whole New Engineer and a Whole New Engineering Education: Part 2

David Goldberg | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
David Goldberg

Increasing numbers of students, faculty, engineers, and their employers are coming together to help ensure that we have the kinds of engineers our world needs now and in the future.

What To Study: The Highest Paying Careers (Slideshow)

Posted 07.06.2012 | College

If you want to a six-figure salary, then study medicine, engineering or business management. That's the short takeaway from a list of the 15 highes...

Ten Steps to a Whole New Engineer and a Whole New Engineering Education

David Goldberg | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
David Goldberg

Engineers and engineering are increasingly necessary to sustain and improve our way of life. Unfortunately, engineering is increasingly not the career path of choice for many who would otherwise make terrific engineers.

These Workers Are In Demand

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

* Japan, United States among economies with talent shortages * 34 pct of world employers having difficulty filling jobs: survey ...

Fresh Start For Seamless

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Founded in 2000, Seamless flourished in the post dot com era as a web-based food delivery service, was acquired six years ago, and then spun out again last year. The spin out came with new capital and a renewed focus on product (think mobile) and innovation (think more mobile). It's a fresh start -- a born again startup.