Editorial Comment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8192/more en Discussing the Nation’s Report Card for Engineering, Technology http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/discussing-nation-s-report-card-engineering-technology <div class="node-body article-body">If less than half of eighth graders are proficient in assessing “real-life” scenarios, imagine the percentage of future students that will become discouraged when trying to solve engineering problems at a University level.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/discussing-nation-s-report-card-engineering-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/discussing-nation-s-report-card-engineering-technology#comments Editorial Comment Wed, 18 May 2016 21:54:00 +0000 62161 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Wikipedia Purdue’s AEP Design Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-s-aep-design-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Congratulations again to the Boilermakers at Purdue University for winning our 2016 Engineering Bracket Challenge....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-s-aep-design-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-s-aep-design-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 13 May 2016 19:30:00 +0000 61911 at http://machinedesign.com NASA Explores Supersonic Airliner—Or Will It Be a Spy Plane? http://machinedesign.com/blog/nasa-explores-supersonic-airliner-or-will-it-be-spy-plane <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA is making moves to start work on a new X-plane, a half-scale flying version of a supersonic airliner...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/nasa-explores-supersonic-airliner-or-will-it-be-spy-plane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/nasa-explores-supersonic-airliner-or-will-it-be-spy-plane#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 09 May 2016 16:31:00 +0000 61751 at http://machinedesign.com For Success in STEM, Curiosity Is a Prerequisite http://machinedesign.com/blog/success-stem-curiosity-prerequisite <div class="node-body blog-body">Curiosity is a cure that will allow students to become successful in STEM.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/success-stem-curiosity-prerequisite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/success-stem-curiosity-prerequisite#comments Editorial Comment Efficient Engineering Thu, 05 May 2016 19:10:00 +0000 61621 at http://machinedesign.com Where Has All the TV Science Gone? http://machinedesign.com/blog/where-has-all-tv-science-gone <div class="node-body blog-body">How do you expose kids to science? When I was young, before I started serious science classes, it was television....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/where-has-all-tv-science-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/where-has-all-tv-science-gone#comments Editorial Comment Engineers Assemble! Wed, 04 May 2016 20:40:00 +0000 61541 at http://machinedesign.com Purdue University Takes Top Honors in the AEP Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-university-takes-top-honors-aep-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">The voting is over, the fat lady has sung, and Purdue University emerges as the winner...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-university-takes-top-honors-aep-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/purdue-university-takes-top-honors-aep-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 03 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 61401 at http://machinedesign.com It’s Down to the Top Four in the Academic Engineering Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-top-four-academic-engineering-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">Results from Round Three just came over the wire, taking the number of competitors down to four for Round Four....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-top-four-academic-engineering-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-top-four-academic-engineering-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 60131 at http://machinedesign.com It’s Down to 8 in the Academic Engineering Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-8-academic-engineering-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">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....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-8-academic-engineering-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-down-8-academic-engineering-challenge#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:49:00 +0000 59871 at http://machinedesign.com Results of Round One of the Academic Engineering Challenge http://machinedesign.com/blog/results-round-one-academic-engineering-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">There were some blowouts and some squeakers in the first round of Penton’s Academic Engineering Program Bracket Competition...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/results-round-one-academic-engineering-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/results-round-one-academic-engineering-challenge#comments Editorial Comment News A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:24:00 +0000 59321 at http://machinedesign.com 4 Reasons Companies are Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S. http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-reasons-companies-are-bringing-manufacturing-back-us <div class="node-body blog-body">The trend to outsource manufacturing began right after China joined the World Trade Organization at the end of 2001....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-reasons-companies-are-bringing-manufacturing-back-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/4-reasons-companies-are-bringing-manufacturing-back-us#comments Editorial Comment Manufacturing Equipment A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:42:00 +0000 58521 at http://machinedesign.com