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The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on all facets of life will be felt for months, even years to come. Not the least of which has been impacted is the labor market, with some industries that were relatively recession-proof, even amid the Great Recession of last decade, experiencing losses. But once the pandemic ends, some lines of work are poised to bounce-back strong. There are other careers working specifically to end the pandemic. Engineering is represented well in both instances, reflective of the diverse nature of the industry itself.

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How Coronavirus is Reshaping the Engineering World

The new coronavirus is sweeping through the world like a scythe, disrupting not only our lives but also our jobs, companies, and industries. Whether we suddenly find ourselves telecommuting, facing unanticipated supply chain difficulties, or unable to run our factories, we’re all affected. Read Article

Bioengineering Blog: Supply Chains and the Health Crisis

As the world reacts to the Coronavirus outbreak, biomedical engineers and bioengineers are working to find ways to mitigate the spread of the virus. Read Article

Video: U.S. Begins First Human Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine

Bioengineers are racing to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus, starting a phase one trial to monitor its safety and effectiveness. Read Article

Bioengineering Blog: AI and Deep Learning Save Research Time During a Pandemic

In bioengineering, the time it takes to develop and field a solution has always been a concern when the solution will improve or save the lives of patients. Within the news cycles of the developing COVID-19 pandemic there has been a focus on the time it takes to develop new vaccines and critical medical equipment.Read Article

7 Ways to Make More Money as a Mechanical Engineer

The median pay for mechanical engineers in 2017 was $85,880 per year, or about $41 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the typical entry-level education required is a bachelor’s degree. Read Article

An Engineering Education Should Never End

You might have received your degree years ago, but every engineer knows that his or her education never really ends. In fact, professional development hours credits are a requirement in many states. Read Article

Creative Teaching Prepares Students for Engineering Classes

John Devitry faced two big problems while he was teaching introductory mechanical aerospace engineering courses at Utah State University.
The first was that too many students just weren’t ready to tackle the coursework and ended up failing the class. Read Article

Designing the Ethical Designer

A course in engineering design and another in engineering ethics might seem like wildly different beasts. One teaches students to make engineered goods, the other attempts to make students good engineers.Read Article

5 Reasons for Engineers to Give Back

The work of engineers is intertwined with every aspect of society. They apply their skills and expertise to the bridges we drive over, the irrigation systems that sustain our agriculture, the machines that save our lives, and so much more. Read Article

The Rise of the Master of Engineering Management Degree

The Master of Engineering Management degree is on the rise. On the surface it might seem the degree is meant for engineers eager to climb a few rungs in their career, hone their business skills, or flex their leadership skills. Read Article

What’s It Like for an Engineer to Work at a Startup

Not too long ago, the career path of most mechanical engineers was fairly standard: School, then advanced training, then 30 years or so with a large multinational corporation followed by a relaxing and well-earned retirement. Read Article

When Thinking Sabbatical, Put Your Company First

Not everyone waits for retirement to try to have an extended time away from their job. Enter the sabbatical. It’s a word that may seem to some to be almost a myth, like the unicorn, but engineers have taken them. Read Article

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