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May 13, 2016

Purdue’s AEP Design Challenge2

Congratulations again to the Boilermakers at Purdue University for winning our 2016 Engineering Bracket Challenge....More
May 09, 2016

NASA Explores Supersonic Airliner—Or Will It Be a Spy Plane?4

NASA is making moves to start work on a new X-plane, a half-scale flying version of a supersonic airliner....More
May 03, 2016

Purdue University Takes Top Honors in the AEP Challenge

The voting is over, the fat lady has sung, and Purdue University emerges as the winner....More
Apr 26, 2016

The Final Round in the AEP Bracket Challenge: Purdue v. Georgia Tech

Round Four voting results have taken the top four schools down to the final two....More
Apr 18, 2016

It’s Down to the Top Four in the Academic Engineering Challenge

Results from Round Three just came over the wire, taking the number of competitors down to four for Round Four....More
Apr 12, 2016

It’s Down to 8 in the Academic Engineering Challenge

Results from Round Two voting are in and the cream seems to be rising to the top as it’s now down to eight engineering schools....More
Apr 04, 2016

Results of Round One of the Academic Engineering Challenge

There were some blowouts and some squeakers in the first round of Penton’s Academic Engineering Program Bracket Competition....More
Mar 29, 2016

2016 Bracket Challenge: Help Us Pick the Most Outstanding Engineering Program

This year's bracket challenge lets you help determine which of 32 outstanding collegiate engineering programs deserves to be recognized as our....More
Mar 14, 2016

4 Reasons Companies are Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.4

The trend to outsource manufacturing began right after China joined the World Trade Organization at the end of 2001....More
Mar 03, 2016

Putting Nuclear Plants Out to Sea10

Nuclear power presents a conundrum to many environmentalists. It’s practically the only way to supply the U.S. (or the world) with large, industrial....More
Feb 26, 2016

IoT Spinoffs Could Supercharge Research in the Field1

The move toward the Internet of Things is being fueled by several technological advances....More
Feb 17, 2016

4 Incredibly Over-Engineered Aircraft14

Why is it that some airplanes seem to fly well past what anyone could’ve hoped for in terms of an operational life? Is it overdesign or good....More
Feb 08, 2016

SourceESB Is A Smarter, More Efficient Way to Buy Electronic Components

Engineers and designers looking to buy electrical and electronic components have a resource available they might not know about: SourceESB....More
Feb 02, 2016

Get Ready for National Engineers Week

It’s getting close to George Washington’s birthday, and that means it’s also getting close to National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27)....More
Jan 27, 2016

Buick: King of the Concept Vehicle7

Concept vehicles let carmakers show off new engineering tricks and technologies, as well as potential style and color trends without committing to....More
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