Below are the top stories reported in engineering this week from around the world. Check out our engineering news round-up post every Friday to stay up to date.
Engineers are used to being ignored, but things get especially rough for them around Oscar season.
In recognition of National Engineers Week (#EWeek2016), engineers on the Office of Science and Technology Policy staff share their insights.
Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated.
In the area that Junell works in at the Stennis Space Center there are roughly three women compared to 25 men, which is a statistic Junell is used to in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) world. Her advice to young girls interested in STEM is simple: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re interested in something, go ahead and ask a teacher, ask a mentor. Read. Research.”
Kettering University Faculty Member Partners with Flint Medical Professionals to Study Ankle Injuries
Dr. Theresa Atkinson, Kettering University Mechanical Engineering faculty member, has recently partnered with McLaren Flint orthopaedic surgery residents to research ankle fractures at Flint hospitals and their work led to recommendations on how to better respond to them from a medical and automotive safety perspectives.
A University of California (UC) Berkeley study of how American cockroaches penetrate the tightest joints and seams in less than a second has led to US scientists designing a small robot that can carry out search-and-rescue operations to find people in disaster areas.