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Katherine Johnson, the Hidden Figures Mathematician Who Got Astronaut John Glenn Into Space

IEEE last month recognized Katherine G. Johnson’s work with its President’s Award, “for fundamental computational contributions to the success of American’s first and subsequent manned spaceflights, including Apollo 11.”

Publish date: 06/20/2019

 
Executives on How to Succeed in Engineering

The aim of this year’s IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) was to increase the number of women in middle- to senior-level positions.

Publish date: 06/14/2019

 
GE Aviation Electrifies Airplane Engines to Meet Carbon Emission Goals

The aerospace industry is under intense pressure to reduce its impact on the environment. Between 2021 and 2035, the industry will have to offset a total of 2.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, an emissions mitigation approach for the industry.

Publish date: 06/13/2019

 
The Pioneers Behind MEMS Technology, Bose Speakers, and 4G Networks Honored

The technologies pioneered by several award recipients recognized at this year’s IEEE Honors Ceremony have brought us smaller consumer electronics, more accurate medical devices, and dependable wireless communication systems. They were celebrated on 17 May at the Marriott Marquis Marina hotel in San Diego.

Publish date: 06/13/2019

 
U.S.-China Trade War Portends Painful Times for U.S. Semiconductor Industry

David French, Dan Hutcheson, and Mar Hershenson, along with Ann Kim and Pete Rodriguez, were discussing the U.S.-China trade war that escalated last month when the United States placed communications behemoth Huawei on a trade blacklist.

Publish date: 06/06/2019

 
India-based Job Seekers Lose Interest in U.S. Tech Jobs

Global interest in U.S. tech jobs has held steady overall during the past year, but regional differences are huge, according to a study by job search site Indeed.

Publish date: 06/06/2019

 
Creating a Better Online Experience for Billions is Just a Fix Away

After spending years as the general manager of a domain registry for the Asia Pacific region, Don Hollander became convinced that Internet applications should support as many languages and writing systems as possible.

Publish date: 06/04/2019

 
A Cornucopia of Tech Jobs Expands Beyond the U.S. West Coast

Massive expansion plans announced by Apple, which plans to add thousands of jobs in Texas, and Google, which will add thousands of jobs in New York, dominated engineering job news during the last quarter of 2018. Their announcements followed Amazon’s decision to select two cities for its own expansion—in Virginia and New York.

Publish date: 05/29/2019

 
Rising Demand and Salaries for Data Scientists

Back in August, a LinkedIn analysis concluded that the United States is facing a significant shortage of data scientists, a big change from a surplus in 2015. This week, job-search firm Indeed reported that its data indicates the shortage is getting worse: While more job seekers are interested in data-science jobs, the number of job postings from employers has been rising faster than the number of interested applicants.

Publish date: 05/29/2019

 
Here’s What Makes a University Great

I have the perception that a handful of universities get the lion’s share of credit for engineering achievement. It seems that their faculty and alumni receive an outsize proportion of awards and academy memberships. I don’t need to name these schools, as I think you know which they are, but for the sake of description I’ll call them the “Greats.”

Publish date: 05/29/2019