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New eBook: BIM in Theory and Practice

Posted by Kate Gorton on Feb 2, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Have you heard of BIM? It’s taking the worlds of construction, design, and engineering by storm, and for good reason.

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Topics: Trends in Higher Education, An engineer's insight..., construction project management, Our Faculty, Project Management

The Future Looks Bright: Recap of the 2016 Energy Symposium

Posted by Kate Gorton on Oct 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

This fall, WPI hosted the sixth annual Energy Symposium! Our very own power experts were thrilled to welcome guests and current students to discuss the possibilities that lie ahead in the world of energy delivery. We caught up with Edvina Uzunovic and Mike Ahern to hear their thoughts on the event.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Energy Symposium, Our Faculty, Power Systems

Speed Dating, Diversity, and Haggis: INCOSE IS in Review

Posted by Kate Gorton on Sep 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Don Gelosh (R) receives award for service at INCOSE IS 2016 in Scotland.

July was the 26th-annual INCOSE International Symposium, held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Each year, this event brings together great minds in the field of Systems Engineering to present new ideas and find solutions to present and future challenges.

WPI sent six members of our team across the pond to participate in the symposium. We sat down with two of them to find out more about their experiences.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Systems Engineering and Leadership Institute, Systems Engineering

The Internet of Things, Part II: Challenges & Solutions

Posted by Dr. Don Gelosh on Aug 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In the first part of this blog series, we talked about the benefits and possibilities that the Internet of Things may bring to the table. But along with its endless capabilities there are, of course, several challenges to face with the Internet of Things.

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Systems Engineering, Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, Part I: Innovations for the Future

Posted by Dr. Don Gelosh on Jul 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There is a lot of buzz right now about something called the Internet of Things (IoT). If you search online for “Internet of Things”, you will get over 161,000,000 results. Imagine how long it would take you to read all of that! But what does it mean?

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., Systems Engineering, Internet of Things

[INFOGRAPHIC] What Makes a Good Engineer?

Posted by Lindsay Bohigian on Jul 19, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Think about what you do in a day – even the most mundane activities. Chances are, you can thank an engineer for making it possible! The bridge you go over to get to work, the radio stations you listen to while driving your hybrid car, the electricity you use to charge your smart phone, and even the safety of the food you eat. It’s all thanks to an engineer!

These modern conveniences don’t just appear out of thin air. It takes a special kind of person with unique skills and attributes to develop these inventions and marvels that we depend on every day.

Think you have what it takes to become an engineer? Let’s break it down for you...

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Topics: An engineer's insight...

[Infographic] The Best Things at NFPA Conference

Posted by Lindsay Bohigian on Jul 12, 2016 12:00:00 PM

We’re back from this year’s NFPA Conference! Representatives from over 300 companies descended upon Las Vegas to showcase the solutions they’re creating for the world’s fire-protection challenges.

There are a lot of innovations happening in the fire-protection industry. We’ve rounded up our top moments from the show. 

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Topics: An engineer's insight..., fire protection

A few of my favorite things at the ATX East Conference

Posted by Amanda Keighley on Jul 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This summer, robots took over New York City!

Don’t panic! I’m talking about an awesome conference I had the chance to attend in June: ATX East. This event drew robotics and automation experts from all over the country, with over 900 exhibits and 11,000 industry professionals. It was great to learn more about innovations in the field of robotics engineering and to meet and mingle with some seriously brilliant minds.

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, An engineer's insight...

Corrosion-Resistant Steel: What’s the Best Recipe?

Posted by Kate Gorton on Jul 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The composition of steel isn’t one-size-fits all. There are dozens of variations of steel, all of which rely on a specific balance of iron, carbon, and one or more other elements for their distinctive properties. For every variety of steel there are unique purposes for which it is best suited across a range of industries.

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Topics: An engineer's insight...

Getting the Most Out of Structural Materials

Posted by Mike Ahern on Jun 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Like many new structural engineers, I graduated with a good understanding of elastic behavior and how to perform elastic analysis. I was also well-versed in factors of safety and conservative design. When I started my first job at a leading gas turbine engine manufacturer, I realized I had much more to learn.

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, An engineer's insight...