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National Academies Report Says Sexual Harassment Threatens Engineering

The engineering community has been working for decades to increase the representation of women in universities and in the profession, but progress has been slow.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
How to Prevent Sexual Harassment Prevention

Sexual harassment is endemic at U.S. universities and colleges, and the policies and procedures currently in place to prevent it are not working. That’s the searing takeaway from a report released in June by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
Blockchain Developers Wanted

It’s a good time to be working in blockchains or Bitcoin, with salaries climbing and a host of job openings chasing fewer interested developers.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
Hot Programming Languages for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers: C/C++ and Python

It’s a good time to be an engineer with a background in self-driving cars—or even an interest in working with autonomous vehicles. According to job site Indeed.com, the numbers of people in the United States looking to get into the field or change jobs within it is skyrocketing, up more than 600 percent in the past three years, and job listings are just as hot.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
Three Ways to Dispel Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when individuals doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent feeling that someone will notice that they’re frauds.

Publish date: 04/10/2019

 
Which Software Engineers Get Paid the Most?

Online job search firm Hired took a look at its 2018 data from its job sites around the world to capture a snapshot of demand for software engineers and the salaries they are commanding in different roles.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

 
U.S. Students Have Achieved World Domination in Computer Science Skills—for Now

When it comes to computer science skills, U.S. students approaching graduation have a significant advantage over their peers in China, India, and Russia.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

 
Scott Shawcroft Is Squeezing Python Into Microcontrollers

As Python’s domination of the desktop and the cloud continues, two camps—MicroPython and CircuitPython—are working on hardware-centered versions of the interpreted language for embedded projects such as microcontroller-based gadgets.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

 
Oracle Swings the Layoff Axe and Clear-cuts Teams of Engineers

Yesterday, Oracle swung the layoff axe. The exact numbers of employees cut and their specific roles have not been reported by the company, but the layoffs are clearly significant.

Publish date: 04/03/2019

 
IBM Again Faces Allegations of Targeting Older Workers in Layoffs

Last September, IEEE Spectrum reported on a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of three former IBM employees who say their firings were part of a pattern of age discrimination by the company. IBM adamantly refuted the accusations, insisting that any changes in its workforce were “about skills, not age.”

Publish date: 04/03/2019