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Eduardo Salas, a professor specializing in industrial and organizational psychology at Rice University. Courtesy: Rice University
Workforce Development August 20, 2019

Study launched to examine hurdles women face in STEM careers

A researcher from Rice University will examine the hurdles women face in STEM careers by examining their everyday work experiences in the profession.

By Amy McCaig
Nelson C. Baker, Ph.D., is the dean of Professional Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology and professor in the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Courtesy: Georgia Institute of Technology
Workforce Development August 16, 2019

Control your career with a personal board of directors

A personal board of directors is a broader version of a mentorship with many people assisting your engineering career journey from a variety of viewpoints. See four ways to begin.

By Nelson C. Baker, Ph.D.
Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston have won a National Science Foundation grant to help underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science. The principal investigators are, from left: Reginald DesRoches and Canek Phillips of Rice, Pradeep Sharma and Hanadi Rifai of the University of Houston, Yvette Pearson of Rice and Wei Wayne Li of Texas Southern University. Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow, Rice University
Workforce Development August 14, 2019

Universities receive NSF grants to boost minorities in STEM fields

Rice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won an NSF grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

By Mike Williams
By 2021, an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs across the globe will be unfilled according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The WVU Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering hopes to help plug the demand with a project called ‘ACCESS’ that cultivates cybersecurity experts through scholarships. Courtesy: West Virginia University
Workforce Development August 13, 2019

University receives award to prepare students for cybersecurity jobs

West Virginia University has received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare students for cybersecurity jobs with a project called "ACCESS," which cultivates cybersecurity experts through scholarships and education.

By Jake Stump
Workforce Development August 9, 2019

Add skills to your skilled workforce

Tech college flexibility helps engineers, skilled workers continue education.

By Steve Staedler
Figure 4: A parsing instruction, such as this JSONPARSE block in an AutomationDirect BRX PLC, is needed so the PLC can drill into the layers of objects within a JSON data payload and extract the desired information. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Workforce Development August 5, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles July 29 to August 4

Articles about managing an engineering career, PLCs on the internet, controller options for industrial applications, HMI safety, and computer integration were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 29 to August 4. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Business may include the opportunity to travel. Joyce and Bruce Slade: Bruce says, “I always try to take my sweetie to industry conferences.” Courtesy: Bruce Slade
Workforce Development July 31, 2019

Choosing and managing an engineering career: 7 things to know

A well-managed engineering career means a lifetime career outside the rut. Apply these seven tips to manage a successful engineering career.

By Bruce Slade
Universal Robots is opening authorized training centers (ATCs), which cover a range of core and advanced collaborative robot programming skills. Courtesy: Universal Robots
Workforce Development July 12, 2019

Training centers for collaborative robots launched

Universal Robots is opening authorized training centers (ATCs) to broaden users’ understanding of the collaborative robots' potential applications as well as cover a range of core and advanced collaborative robot programming skills.

By Universal Robots
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development July 11, 2019

Teaching the next generation of cryptographic hardware experts

Aydin Aysu, a researcher at North Carolina State University, is offering a course to prepare students to make use of next-generation cybersecurity tools such as cryptography hardware.

By Matt Shipman
Students at the Robot Design Studio class at Northwestern University worked in two groups to use robotics to address research challenges. Courtesy: Rob Hart, Northwestern University
Workforce Development July 2, 2019

Robot design class advancing research and development

Northwestern Engineering students are building robots that advance research through a class called Robot Design Studio, which challenges students to produce working robot prototypes.

By Alexandria Jacobson