Summer 2014

Higher Reach Cover Story

Survival Course

African-American males represent a sliver of enrollment. More could succeed in engineering if schools understood what it takes to beat the odds. “You’ve already overcome challenges to a certain degree,” Willie Rockward reminds freshmen at all-male Morehouse College, alma mater of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other African-American leaders. While too many of their peers … [Read More...]

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Bee’s Knees

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better,” Albert Einstein famously urged. For an expanding group of engineers, that has meant probing the insect world and other unfamiliar fields in search of design solutions. A number of universities, including Caltech, Georgia Tech, and Duke, have established centers for bio-inspired engineering. Biomimicry doesn’t […]

Game On!

Game On!

Simulations and mobile apps can help students grasp fundamental engineering concepts – including structural failure. There were no computer stores in his small … [Read More...]

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