The Building Blocks of Little Engineers

Today’s toy market is making it easier than ever for kids to find a passion for engineering. With big companies such as K’NEX and LEGO® coming out with more educational and stimulating toys, kids are able to develop problem solving and innovative skills at an early age. Both K’NEX and LEGO® now have education lines …

Engineers Were Celebrated During National Engineers Week

Last week was National Engineers Week! This week-long event recognized engineers as a central asset to our world and celebrated their “positive contributions to quality of life,” according to the National Society of Engineers. Engineers created structures like the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal, and even the Great Wall of China! Without engineers, these massive …

Engineering the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

Every December 31, millions of people around the world gather to observe the passing of the year and to celebrate the beginning of the next. Amid the various festivities across the globe, one of the most iconic displays is the Times Square Ball drop in New York City. This particular celebration culminates with a countdown …

Tips for Managing Engineering 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 …

The Engineering Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Thursday is Thanksgiving. And while we will spend time around the dinner table Thursday evening in celebration of Thanksgiving (US), many people are sure to 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 …