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Jul 08, 2013

Here's what happens when STEM promotion is successful: A million Indian engineering grads scramble for jobs

Now we know what can happen when too many kids get funneled into engineering curricula. According to a report in The Economic Times, there were....More
Jun 07, 2013

101 things I learned in engineering school

Every once in awhile I come across a book I wished I would have had when I was an engineering undergrad. 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School....More
May 29, 2013

For engineers who think they are "big brains"

Do you think you're hot stuff when it comes to solving technical problems? You can get a chance to prove it and earn $5,000 in the bargain if....More
May 29, 2013

Why your health club receptionist may have her BA degree

It is increasingly likely that the person who scans your groceries or checks you in at your health club may have a BA degree in creative literature....More
May 13, 2013

Good night! Now they want to regulate 3D printers!!

Have we rally come to a point where the little 3D printers you find in high school shop classes must be regulated?....More
May 02, 2013

Goofy pronouncement on solar power from someone who should know better

You'd think the chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would know how solar panels hook into a power system. Judging from his....More
Apr 29, 2013

Certificate holders can earn more than degree holders, at least in Texas

Getting a skill certificate can get you more pay than a degree from a two or four-year institution, according to a new study done in Texas....More
Apr 25, 2013

More evidence: Guest workers lower STEM salaries

A thinktank called the Economic Policy Institute has examined employment trends among U.S. IT workers and has concluded  the U.S. has more....More
Apr 25, 2013

Don't know much about science

The public thinks American high school students are dumber about science than they really are....More
Apr 18, 2013

Are new EE grads really dummies?

There is a pretty heated discussion in progress on the Slashdot site. The thing that prompted it was news of the latest unemployment rate for EEs....More
Apr 18, 2013

A wind advocate says subsidies hurt the wind industry

Most readers probably have never heard of Tang Energy Group. It is a clean energy company (developing wind turbine blades, wind farms, and clean....More
Apr 18, 2013

This year’s best April fool’s tech item: Drone-delivered newspapers

This is my nomination for this year's best April fool's item:....More
Apr 02, 2013

What to do on your summer vacation: Develop video games

Ever gotten the idea that you could come up with a better Duke Nukem than the original game designers? If so, then a new short course this summer at....More

Lee Teschler

Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of...
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