National Engineers Week (EWeek) is an excellent time to talk to kids about engineering.
EWeek this year is February 19-25, so you still have some time to think of ways to reach the kids in your community and get them excited about what you do.
This year marks the 67th year of EWeek, which was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). In 1990, DiscoverE was launched as the first formal national call to engineer volunteers for engagement in K-12 education.
Brain-Computer Interface Engineer and Neural Imaging Engineer, Building 8
These are actual job postings on Facebook's careers page. Building 8 was launched in April 2016 by former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chief and Google executive Regina Dugan. Dugan was hired to advance Zuckerberg's 10-year vision for the company, which includes major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and providing Internet access to all people around the world.
While the race to build the world's tallest building is ongoing, Arconic, a spin-off company of Alcoa, is pushing the boundaries with their new conceptual skyscraper. For the materials science company, the skyscraper of the future is 3 miles high, eats smog, and is built partially with 3D-printed materials.
The Jetsons with a Makeover
Arconic envisions a world like the Jetsons — the Space Age cartoon family from 2062 — but with a scientific makeover. In this reimagined world, Arconic's engineers and scientists are inventing the future of air travel, cars, space exploration, and cityscapes.
Topics: 3D Printing
Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneaker hit select stores this past Holiday season and sold for $720 a pair! It's hard to find this shoe, which has made some online sellers turn a nice profit with markups in the thousands of dollars.
The HyperAdapt 1.0 is the first adaptive sneaker that is self-lacing and self-fitting. According to Nike, the shoe automatically adjusts to the wearer's foot and can be adjusted by pressing plus and minus buttons on the sides. The shoe is the first mass produced self-tying sneaker.
Powder dispensing and sensing apparatus and methods
US 8803009 B2
Several years ago, Enginasion was called upon to develop the electronics and software controls for a Powder Dispenser System for inhaled insulin (Patent US 8803009 B2). We frequently partner with companies who need solutions to an engineering challenge they are facing. Enginasion currently holds 14 patents. Here is a summary of the Powder Dispenser System.
“Smart City or Surveillance City?”
asks Sophie Quinton in her feature for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline this past April. That’s undoubtedly a question many city dwellers will be asking as their leaders add the enhanced technology that will classify them as “smart.”
What exactly is a “smart city?"According to Quinton, there is no clear definition, but many cities are claiming the title by integrating information technology into city services at some level. Cities that boast the title are leading with technological innovation to improve infrastructure, safety, public services, and the overall life and wellbeing of their citizens.