Challenges in Specialist Mechanical Engineering
The requirements in specialist mechanical engineering are tough. But what exactly does that mean when it comes to quality and service? Whether you’re talking about a lean production assembly cell, ergonomic assembly workstations or even a protective enclosure for a laser
How a Female Software Engineer Hacked a Knitting Machine to Create a Stellar Map
By hacking a domestic knitting machine, a software engineer advanced modern knitting and made a massive equatorial star map in tapestry form. Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer spent years hacking and programming a 1980s domestic knitting machine for fun. This hobby
U.S. Air Force Aims High in Recruiting Women for Engineering Roles
In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History. The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done.
What’s the Key to Ensuring that Female Engineering Students Graduate?
When it comes to STEM graduate programs, a new study revealed that women are in a class of their own. Indeed, the fewer females who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any one of them
Molly Harwood, Industrial Designer at NASA, is Up for the Challenge
Molly Harwood didn’t start out with aspirations to be an engineer. In fact, she simply liked drawing. “I studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where I originally went for illustration,” Harwood says. “But I became interested in industrial design
Using X-ray Technology to Uncover Motor Doping
It is now easier than ever before to uncover mechanical doping in cycling. Doping is an ongoing issue in cycling, and is damaging the image of the sport. The International Cycling Union (Union Cycliste Internationale, UCI) is therefore at the forefront