According to a study conducted at Queens University of Charlotte, nearly 75% of employers rated teamwork and collaboration as being “very important”. However, only 61% of surveyed employees worldwide believed their organizations collaborated enough.Read More
When it comes to presenting their work, engineers need to be equipped with strong presentation skills to sell themselves and their work. It’s important to know how to present ideas to both internal audiences, like managers or executive teams, as well as external audiences, which may include customers and vendors.
Engineers who are able to communicate their ideas well stand out from their colleagues and the competition, which leads to better results within the organization. By being able to clearly explain their ideas, engineers may also establish a reputation as the go-to-person for future projects.
Ready to start improving your presentation skills? Follow these simple tips.Read More
CAD as an industry is undergoing perpetual change. With new technology and rapid global expansion, engineers are feeling increasing pressures to be profitable.
With industry growth comes intense competition between CAD professionals who must now stay relevant and ahead of the curve. You must have knowledge in emerging technological innovations, a solid understanding of design processes, and the ability to communicate effectively in global markets.
Here are six skills CAD professionals need to develop if they want a bright future in the industry.Read More
44% of top executives believe soft skills account for the biggest part of the U.S. skills gap. In addition to technical skills, engineers must have the ability to work productively, communicate effectively and demonstrate outstanding creativity. Though not all of these skills come naturally, they can all be learned through one simple process: practice.
Here are three critical non-engineering skills engineers need in order to thrive.Read More
Every year companies launch their best new innovations at South by Southwest (SXSW). 2016 was no exception. Virtual and augmented reality products were heavily represented. As were many products that address the question “why don’t we have those yet?”Read More
Engineers have designed incredible structures throughout time. Some of these are still shrouded in mystery, such as the Great Pyramids and Stonehenge. We still don’t know exactly how the engineering plans were actually carried out in terms of getting huge, heavy bricks and rocks in place.
Not knowing how they were made hasn’t stopped us from trying to build things even more impressive. Innovations and new technologies have allowed us to construct bigger and taller designs, and in places we could have only dreamed even 50 years ago. The following projects are perfect examples of how far we’ve come and continue to go.Read More
Alex Tacescu is not your average ordinary high school student. A senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno, California, Tacescu is a robot enthusiast. He is a CAD and engineering team leader for his local robotics team, FIRST FRC Team 2761. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FRC stands for FIRST Robotics Competition.
During a visit with his grandparents, he saw his grandfather (who had Parkinson’s disease) struggling with daily tasks. He was having trouble getting around which got Tacescu thinking. He saw an opportunity to use his knowledge of robotics to design a way for disabled people to easily move around.Read More
New Year’s resolutions are always in vogue: Go to the gym. Eat better. Finally take that trip you’ve dreamed about.Read More