January 2015

Sea Change

Sea Change

From melting polar ice to savage storms, the shifting global climate inspires new research  – and opportunities – in naval engineering. On September 19, 2014, a 189-meter Canadian-owned cargo ship named Nunavik left Deception Bay in northern Quebec, carrying more than 23,900 metric tons of nickel concentrate. Twenty-five days later it sailed into the Chinese port of Bayuquan … [Read More...]

Checkered Careers

Checkered Careers

If engineers like what they do, why do so many - including some of the best - work outside the field? An ongoing study seeks to understand the connection between … [Read More...]

'Bot Diggity

Bot Diggity

Cheap yet sophisticated personal robots enliven an introduction to engineering. They clean floors, deliver drinks, fetch like puppies, even tell jokes. But can … [Read More...]

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