Engineers at the FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State University are developing solid-state transformers that promise to make the electrical grid more reliable and facilitate renewable energy such as wind and solar
Old dams are being taken down around the country for environmental and safety reasons. In Massachusetts, the story of the Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam removal project shows the complexities involved and the opportunities for engineers.
Mechanical engineers help with knee injuries by developing computational models to characterize ligaments.
Vertical farming offers opportunities to grow more crops on a smaller footprint, especially in urban areas. It also presents unique educational opportunities.
In the state of Hawaii, rooftop solar panels are popping up everywhere. On the island of Oahu, where most of the state’s population lives, roughly 12 percent of utility customers have rooftop solar, compared to an average of 0.5 percent in the mainland United States.
Nigel Clark, the George B. Berry Chair of Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) has a birds-eye view of heavy-duty truck technology and sees the advances made in tractor-trailers.
A chemical spill in West Virginia highlights the role engineers play in disasters
Serves Up Advanced Computerized Mechanical Engineering
John Deere engineers apply high technology such as GPS to farming, improving efficiency and reducing costs and environmental impact
More than a recreational venue, the BWI Trail circles Baltimore-Washington International Airport to link neighborhoods, communities, and several modes of transportation