Tips for Snow Cleanup

With winter weather in full swing, it’s time to prepare for everyone’s favorite holiday activity: shoveling snow. Rather than soldiering on through blizzards with a shovel and a bad back, why not make the job easier with a few easy tips? Before the snow falls, take some preemptive action. Clear your yard of anything that …

East Midtown Greenway Breaks Ground

                        On Friday, November 22, 2019, workers broke ground on the highly anticipated East Midtown Greenway (EMG) project for the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Department of City Planning (DCP) determined in 1993 to create a mixed-use path encircling the entire island of …

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 …