engineering

Bob Weighton obituary | Education

My grandfather, Bob Weighton, who has died from cancer, was an engineer, teacher and counsellor. He was 112, and had been the oldest man in the world for 58 days. The Guinness Book of Records delivered a certificate to him confirming this status two days after his last birthday on 29 March. Bob was born in Kingston-upon-Hull, east Yorkshire, to Arthur Weighton, a vet, and Eliza (nee Pitts). He was the middle child of seven, and he recalled his childhood…

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Stem Education in 2020 | Ask a Tech Teacher – Education Article

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: About two decades ago, the sciences were not so popular among younger generations. People keen on mathematics, physics, or IT were awe-inspiring and seemed to have supernatural abilities. But, the importance of sciences and technologies has grown; that’s why professionals in certain fields have become headhunters’ “targets.” The world’s workforce lacked a lot of science specialists, that is…

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A campus in crisis: Thoughts of an outgoing senior – USAA campus in crisis: Thoughts of an outgoing senior – Education Article

Forty days from now, I was supposed to walk across the stage at my college graduation. The plans had been made and the hotels were booked. I had even carefully picked out my cap design. For four years, I’ve worked towards this moment, and over a couple hours, it was taken away. Despite this, I’m not upset that I won’t walk at commencement; I’m sad that I’ll never get to work in another classroom. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get to…

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Best Agricultural Engineering Colleges in India – Education Article

Best Agricultural Engineering Colleges in India – Scope, Eligibility & Opportunities Best Agricultural Engineering Colleges in India Agricultural Engineering: It’s a known fact that India has always been and will continue to be known as an Agriculture-based economy. Being the largest producer of food and agricultural commodities and second when it comes to farm produce – India has a rich history with Agriculture. With almost 50% of the total workforce indulged in agricultural activities, India’s GDP is majorly aided by…

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Best Petroleum Engineering Colleges in India- Scope, Eligibility & Opportunities – Education Article

Best Petroleum Engineering Colleges in India – Scope, Eligibility & Opportunities Best Petroleum Engineering Colleges in India Petroleum Engineering: Oil is money. The balance of the world, the different economies involved, and the services that are provided depend on the vast reserves of oil and natural gases and their trade. Fluctuation in oil prices destabilizes everything, which goes to show how important it is to explore and preserve our natural gases. Exploration and generation of hydrocarbons (crude oil or natural…

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Best Mining Engineering Colleges in Bangalore – Education Article

Best Mining Engineering Colleges in India – Scope, Eligibility & Opportunities Best Mining Engineering Colleges in India Mining Engineering: The ground beneath our feet contains endless reserves of natural resources and minerals and as we all know, extracting these valuable minerals is a very complicated task that is made up of different processes. You’ll surely agree to that if you’ve watched mining-inspired movies such as ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’, ‘There Will Be Blood’ or even our very own…

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Engineering Good in the World – Education Article

For more than a century, subsistence miners have panned the streams of Colombia and Peru in search of a few flecks of gold. More than 40 million men, women and children in the global south make their living as artisanal and small scale miners (ASM). Some miners work full time, some only mine during the dry season, others resort to mining after conflict or natural disaster destroys their livelihood. Small scale mining practices are often dangerous, ecologically damaging and economically unsustainable.…

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Jack Leonard obituary | Education

My father, Jack Leonard, who has died aged 87, was an innovative and highly respected engineer and businessman. Under his leadership the company he co-founded, Eurotherm International, became a world leader in the supply of temperature control devices to chemical, glass, cable and aerospace manufacturers. Jack was born in Prestwich, Manchester, the son of Leonard Lazarus (who later changed his surname to Leonard by deed poll), a film distribution manager for Warner Brothers, and Cecilia (nee Phillips), a housewife. He…

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space. I’ve challenged them to invent apps to solve real world problems they face or to help a superhero. I’ve gotten…

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Geoffrey Harrison obituary | Education

My friend and colleague Geoffrey Harrison, who has died aged 90, was a pioneer in technology education whose influence is still seen in schools and universities. Geoffrey was born in Cullercoats in Newcastle upon Tyne to Bernard, a company secretary at Priestman Collieries, and his wife, Katharine (nee Bookey). He attended Dauntsey’s school in Wiltshire and then in 1952 went to Cambridge University, where he gained a degree in mechanical sciences. Thereafter he spent several years working as a civil…

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My Advice to Women Pursuing a STEM Career in 2018 – EdTech Digest – Education Article

Key pointers—from someone who’s been there—on how to thrive in the next era of tech. GUEST COLUMN | by Minette Norman As a female VP of Engineering, I’m used to working with mostly men. While the number of women in STEM has slowly increased in recent years— with 29 percent of women representing the science and engineering workforce in 2016 compared to 26 percent in 2015— women are still only a small percentage of the tech workforce. In order to…

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