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Aug 22, 2016

IoT Emerge: The Woodstock for the Internet of Things1

Join thousands of your colleagues and industry leaders as they gather at Emerge IoT in Chicago’s McCormick Place on Nov 2 -4 for three days filled....More
Aug 16, 2016

Most Colleges Lose Money Trying to Exploit Patents4

Like a lot of ideas and concepts springing from government and universities, letting colleges and universities profit from patents made by their....More
Jul 29, 2016

Design a 3D Printable Tool for Astronauts—Help NASA and Win a Prize!1

A company called Made In Space partnered with NASA to develop a zero-gravity 3D printer. It has been up on the International Space Station undergoing....More
Jul 21, 2016

Time to Update Engineering Colleges23

It’s time engineering colleges took a look at their curriculums and majors and made some changes. There’s already almost too much....More
Jul 12, 2016

Library of Babel: Genius, Insanity, or Computer Geeks Gone Mad?10

Jonathan Basile has cataloged every possible 3,200-character page consisting of permutations of the 26 lower-case letters, commas, periods, and....More
Jun 30, 2016

Celebrating Juno’s Arrival at Jupiter this Weekend4

Engineers and scientists at NASA will be spending some tense time at NASA’s mission control as the four-ton spacecraft Juno ends its five-year, 1.74....More
Jun 28, 2016

Darpa’s Race for a Special Ops Motorcycle3

Soldiers in the U.S. Special Operations, such as Navy Seals and Army Rangers, could soon see a new tool in their arsenal....More
May 13, 2016

Purdue’s AEP Design Challenge4

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
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Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design.  He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. Steve was a E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He...
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