Want to Skyrocket Your STEM Career? Study the Arts!

To get a real edge, you need to explore your creative side

When the iPad debuted in 2010, Steve Jobs was quoted as saying, at the end of his speech, “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” He considered it the secret to Apple’s success. Continue reading Want to Skyrocket Your STEM Career? Study the Arts!

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Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

Don’t be afraid to ask for a higher salary

When you consider that women hold only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees and make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce, it’s fair to say that Christina Pensock beat the odds. Pensock graduated from the prestigious H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. Continue reading Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

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8 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes?

Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves. The hours are long, sacrifices are great and you are assaulted with new problems and challenges every day with seemingly no end. If you don’t have the constitution to weather these things, your business could implode on you faster than it started. Continue reading 8 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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‘Smart’ fabric could turn your clothes into wearable keycards

From keycards to touchpads, scientists have developed all sorts of alternatives to conventional metal keys. Now researchers at the University of Washington have developed a “smart” fabric that they say can be used to create clothing programmed with the wearer’s identity — making it possible to open doors at home and at work with just the swipe of a shirt cuff. Continue reading ‘Smart’ fabric could turn your clothes into wearable keycards

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Inside Adidas’ Robot- Powered, On Demand Sneaker Factory

LAST WINTER, THE sportswear giant Adidas opened a pop-up store inside a Berlin shopping mall. The boutique was part of a corporate experiment called Storefactory—a name as flatly self-­explanatory as it is consistent with the convention of German compound nouns. It offered a single product: machine-­knit merino wool sweaters, made to order on the spot. Continue reading Inside Adidas’ Robot- Powered, On Demand Sneaker Factory

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How the Girl Scouts CEO went from rocket scientist to America’s biggest champion of girls

There are moments that Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, just can’t forget.

There was the time a college counselor at her high school in Las Cruces, New Mexico, scoffed at Acevedo’s desire to study engineering. “Girls like you don’t go to college,” she recalls the counselor saying, in a reference to her Mexican ethnicity.  Continue reading How the Girl Scouts CEO went from rocket scientist to America’s biggest champion of girls

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Upcoming Events

  1. AEC Next /SPAR 3D Expo & Conference
    July 27, 2020 - July 29, 2020
  2. AEC Next /SPAR 3D Expo & Conference
    July 27, 2020 - July 29, 2020
  3. Women in Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Training
    August 3, 2020 - August 6, 2020
  4. National Society of Black Engineers 46th Annual Convention
    August 19, 2020 - August 23, 2020
  5. 2020 American Society for Health Care Human Resources Association Event
    August 22, 2020 - August 25, 2020