The Engineering Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

November 28 is Thanksgiving. And while we will spend time around the dinner table next Thursday evening, many people will kick off the day by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’ve ever wondered about all the science and engineering behind the parade, read on. When engineering a new balloon design, creators first sketch …

Tips for Managing Work Stress

The engineering field is increasingly touted as one of the best STEM career fields for college students to pursue. It pays well, there are many specialties within the field that students can opt to study, and there is an almost never-ending supply of job opportunities. While engineering is a stable, well-paying field, both the abundance …

Seasonal Tricks for Environmental Treats

The autumnal equinox is in full swing and it’s almost Earth Day’s half birthday, so what better way to celebrate than with a few tips for seasonal cleaning and conservation? Double, Double, Soil and Trouble It’s easy to resent those beautiful maple trees in your front yard when you remember that they’re deciduous, but before …

No Need to Hide From the SEQR

It’s easy to focus on Jason Voorhees’ mayhem while watching “Friday the 13th” – another typical slasher villain with supernatural powers and a concentrated rage against teens – but most people seem to overlook one of the more horrifying aspects of the movie: Camp Crystal Lake’s crystal lake. While the grounds around the camp were …

5 Engineers You Should Know About

          1. Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923): A renowned French civil engineer and architect, Gustave Eiffel is remembered as “the Magician of Iron.” Can you guess which famous iron structure this magician cast? Indeed, his masterpiece is the Eiffel Tower. During and after its construction, thinkers of the time criticized the tower’s ambitious …