September 2016

Tough Fiber

Tough Fiber

Sturdy, fast-growing, and Earth-friendly, bamboo is proving ideal for homes in disaster zones and celebrity bungalows in Hawaii. Will it catch on in the continental U.S.? As a construction material, bamboo possesses almost action-hero qualities: Tougher than concrete! (BAM!) Grows three feet in a single day! (WHOOSH!) Stronger than steel! (CRUNCH!) OK, so that last one is … [Read More...]

A Game Changer

A Game Changer

The ASEE president’s career reflects his early realization that engineers can make an impact. All of us are shaped, to some extent, by where we spend our formative … [Read More...]

Invention Roulette

Invention Roulette

To the already high hurdles in front of medical-device start-ups, add one more: Products must be cost-effective. What Paul Yock doesn’t understand about inventing and … [Read More...]

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