Workforce Development

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Business of Engineering November 22, 2020

How to maximize people power with digital capabilities

Why human capital is key to prospering in the new manufacturing normal

By Johannes Papst
Mark T. Hoske is content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, mhoske@cfemedia.com. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Cybersecurity November 8, 2020

Think again about measurements, logic, actions

A world with a pandemic can benefit from control engineering to measure, apply logic, and take actions in a transparent way, then repeat and optimize. Cybersecurity, remote connections, digital twins, artificial intelligence, training, and challenging old information all can help.

By Mark T. Hoske
A prototype system to provide workplace training using augmented reality is under development at Purdue University with support from the National Science Foundation. Courtesy: Jared Pike, Purdue University
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2020

How augmented, virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap

A Purdue team has entered a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype called Skill-XR to reduce manufacturing's skills gap.

By Jared Pike
Show yourself in an interesting work setting to help inspire next-generation engineers: Submit a photo and explanation of you at work with an intelligent, interesting, descriptive, useful caption (25-250 words) with appropriate permissions, at www.controleng.com/author-agreement. Top left: Beckhoff Automation training panel; bottom left: Leeson cutaway of a washdown motor, middle Honeywell burner management; and right, Siemens safety in motion. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Business of Engineering October 10, 2020

Control Engineering subscribers at work

Contribute your image and caption to add to this Control Engineering subscribers-at-work article; write an article for 2021 and vote for the best products.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Business of Engineering September 16, 2020

Eight tips to stand out at a virtual career fair

Making meaningful connections requires planning and research requires a little extra planning and preparation when it comes to a virtual career fair and a slightly different mindset.

By Becca Harrison
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Events and Awards September 2, 2020

CFE Media and Technology Announces Virtual Training Week for Engineers

CFE Media and Technology (CFE) is excited to announce the Virtual Training Week for Engineers during the week of Oct. 5, 2020, which will bring together industry leaders, technical experts and market research firms to provide engineers a unique continuing education opportunity.

By CFE Media
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Educational July 22, 2020

Health students not hampered by distance, COVID-19 in innovation

Rice University, Malawi students design devices to help keep medical workers, public safe from COVID-19.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering July 9, 2020

Virtual meetings are the rule rather than the exception

COVID-19 has forced virtual meetings to become the primary focus of interaction with co-workers and clients, which means an adjustment for many. It also represents an opportunity for companies.

By Annette Manz
A Purdue University team has come up with an approach to extend the shelf life for an N95 PPE mask being used by health care and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
PPE June 23, 2020

Researchers develop approach to make N95 masks last longer

A Purdue University research team is working on extending the shelf life for an N95 mask, a crucial piece of personal protective equipment (PPE), by making the elastic band last longer.

By Chris Adam
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Business of Engineering June 22, 2020

Four lessons to take from working at home to improve the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things for people who worked at home, but there are some valuable lessons to take from this unique experience that can make the work environment a better one.

By Ken Crabiel and Michelle Rotherham