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Mechanical Engineering

Helping Challenged Youth Turn Into Socially Conscious Leaders Through Engineering

Mohamad I. Alameh | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Mohamad I. Alameh

The Mechanical Engineering Club's first project was simple electrical board game. I challenged my students to create a game that lights up a bulb when a match is made between two items in the game (for example, an organ in the human body and its name). To accomplish this, each student had to both research the topic he'd chosen for his game, and figure out the necessary mechanics. As they worked, I discovered that my students were motivated to learn more engineering terms than were required -- current and voltage, electrons and electrical loads.

How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids

NationSwell | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact

Cole Galloway's workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. But he is a physical therapy professor and infant behavior expert whose lab has a very clear mission: to provide mobility to children with cognitive or physical disabilities.

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...

WATCH: Freaky 'Robo-Ape' Takes Tilt-Table Challenge

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.27.2013 | Science

We've seen all types of robotic animals lately -- from the super-fast "cheetah" that reaches speeds of 29 mph to a dog drone that can carry 400 pounds...

WATCH: Robotic Insect Flies Like The Real Thing

natureheader | Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

By Ron Cohen A robot as small as a housefly has managed the delicate task of flying and hovering the way the actual insects do. “This is a major e...

What Qualities Would the Glass in Cinderella's Slippers Need to Have in Order for Her To Walk and Dance Comfortably?

Quora | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Antariksh Bothale, Mechanical Engineer & Amateur Linguist, It is deligh...

15 Majors With The Biggest Payoff

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.24.2012 | College

College has never been more expensive, so what should someone study so the student has a better chance at a high salary once graduation comes? Here...

WATCH: Mind-Blowing Rube Goldberg Machine

Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

Joseph Herscher takes 19 steps to turn a page of his newspaper, but it all starts with a sip of coffee. This triggers a zany chain reaction that invol...


Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Each winter, the National Association for Colleges and Employers determines the best-paying college degrees for recent graduates. For the 1,634,000 st...