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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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Bioengineering Blog: Preparing for a Career as a Simulation Engineer in Medical Devices

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Infographic: How Happy are Mechanical Engineers at Work?

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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

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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

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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

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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