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The Software Engineering Students Need to Know - data analysis: Excel, MATLAB, Mathematica; statistics, design of experiments: modeFRONTIER; also learn CAD, CAM, FEA, CFD, PLM software, Shawn Wasserman, Engineers Rule, Oct 27, 2015

Using Virtual Reality to Teach Tomorrow's Engineers - virtual reality suite has been installed at London South Bank University to teach budding engineers to examine complex problems, develop creative solutions, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 16, 2015

Dassault Systemes Launches a Foundation to Expand CAD/CAE Education - La Fondation Dassault Systemes will offer grants, digital content, training material to associations, cultural centers, museums, research institutions, schools within Europe, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 12, 2015

How Socioeconomic Inequality Affects STEM Education - unequal access to rigorous mathematics content between low-, high-income students gives rise to socioeconomic performance gap, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 9, 2015

Free FE Exam Prep Course: Civil and Mechanical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology has released free open online course, covers seven modules, students can choose modules to review, do exercise online, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 8, 2015

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Software Available Free to STEM Students - one year usage license to modeFRONTIER includes access to ESTECO Academy, online source of training materials, events targeting STEM academic community, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 14, 2015

It's Good to Be an Engineering Graduate - survey conducted by National Association of Colleges and Employers reveals that, on average, engineering grads received jobs with annual starting salaries of about $65,000, Stephen Mraz, Machine Design, Aug 24, 2015

The Future of Engineers and STEM Lies in Diversity - STEM jobs need to be promoted to minorities, women, as well as younger generation, Carlos Gonzalez, Machine Design, Sep 8, 2015

A Discussion with an Engineer Trying to Make a Career Move - questions to ask, constraints when looking for job, staying focused during engineering job search process while working in current job, Anthony Fasano, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 3, 2015

SAE Competitions Improve Employability of Budding CAE Engineers - SAE Collegiate Design Series lets students apply their classroom knowledge to real world design problems, while mastering CAE tools, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 1, 2015

Four Key Insights to Earning $100,000 Per Year in Your Engineering Career - learn new skills, develop current skills, be active in professional associations, earn 'project management professional' certification, Anthony Fasano, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 27, 2015

The Guide to Obtaining and Maintaining Professional Licensure - learn about unique requirements of your state, plan for licensing process, fees, reciprocity between states, renewals, continuing education, streamlining licensing process, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 25, 2015

More Freedom in STEM Labs Promote Critical Thinking - more hands-on exploratory approach to learning has significant benefits, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 21, 2015

Online Systems Engineering Master's Comes from Corporate Education Roots - systems engineering curriculum focuses on certified systems engineering professional, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 24, 2015

FIRST Introduces New Mobile Technology - Q&A with president of FIRST, Don Bossi about origin of FIRST, age-appropriate programs for kids, FIRST Tech Challenge with Snapdragon/Android pairing, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 20, 2015

Run Technical Companies with an Online Master's in Engineering Management - course offered through George Washington University gives thorough understanding of engineering management, technical management, teaches students critical topics, functions needed to run technical business or organization, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, Aug 19, 2015

US2020 Celebrates STEM Mentors and Announces New Partnerships with Alcoa and Raytheon - Alcoa Foundation will be primarily focused on developing online STEM mentor training to serve 20,000 students, STEM professionals; Raytheon's partnership is centered on providing more opportunity for military, veterans' children, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, July 23, 2015

STEM: Britain Needs Less Talk, More Action - STEM Exchange initiative is designed to bring professionals working in both further education, industry closer together, Al Parkes, DEVELOP 3D, July 20, 2015

MIT Masters Course Offers Innovative Online Tutorial Tool - proctor can handle 12 students that are directly interacting with content, another 50 to 60 observing their input, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 14, 2015

Make CAE Mainstream - build foundation, take holistic approach, teach CAE not as course, but instead build it into curriculum, John Mannisto of Whirlpool Corporation, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2015

University Students Talk How Their SAE Car got 2100 MPG - U Laval team used Siemens NX simulation software to reduce weight of car, FEA helped analyze trade-off between using aluminum, steel, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 9, 2015

Autodesk Brings CAD, CAM and CAE Training to iTunes - goal of Autodesk Design Academy is to build STEM, STEAM education in, outside classroom, pass industry knowledge to students giving them competitive edge, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, July 2, 2015

It's Important to Pass It On: US2020 on STEM Mentorship - mission of US2020, ways to perceive success of ongoing STEM initiative, description of typical STEM mentor, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, July 6, 2015

Assemble Systems Announces New Academic Program for AEC - Assemble to offer free software licenses to qualifying students, instructors to help bridge gap between classroom lectures, real-life implementation in field, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015

NWED 2015 - Four Epic Engineers and Their Very Different Jobs - on National Women in Engineering Day, talk with current engineers about their roles, what inspired them to take up design, engineering as career, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 23, 2015

Online Master's Degree in Big Data Analytics for IoT - Pennsylvania State University will start admission in spring 2016 for data analytics program; curriculum will cover data management technologies, predictive, prescriptive, descriptive analytics, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 22, 2015

How to Find Your Dream Employer for Your Dream Job in Engineering - figure out existing opportunities with selected employers, learn about online tools to simplify this process, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 19, 2015

NSF Funds $2 Million Skunk Works to Improve STEM Education - Purdue University has created independent engineering education 'Skunk Works' as part of Nation Science Foundation effort to improve mechanical engineering education at universities in United States, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2015

DOD Grants Suggest You Don't Need a Degree from a Top Tier STEM School - Department of Defense awarded 6 MURI grants to University of Maryland, which ranks 23rd in engineering, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 15, 2015

Using Professional Networks to Find your Dream Career - find right people to learn from, uncover right keywords to help you along job discovery process, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 11, 2015

Get CAE and FEA Fundamentals Through Online Education - Q&A with Brad Engholt of i GET IT about educational programs for simulation, certification program, access to information, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 12, 2015

Finding Your Dream Career with Effective Skills Research - exploring skills that interest you most using spreadsheet assessing current ability in particular skill, interest level in that skill before researching it, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 4, 2015

Timing is Key for Becoming a PE - talk with engineers about pursuing PE license, time spent reviewing for FE exam, importance of professional engineering license, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, June 5, 2015

Bringing Artistic Flair to Engineering Bachelors Programs - engineering colleges are starting to adopt art-inclusive curriculums, introduce engineering students to alternative forms of thinking to help tackle issues in design, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, June 1, 2015

How to Find Your Dream Engineering Career - reverse-engineering approach to find dream engineering career, identify your wants in dream career, availability of related job opportunities, Joel Erway, ENGINEERING.com, May 26, 2015

We Have a Communication Problem in STEM Education - talking about STEM should be fun, engaging, understandable, captivate, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 15, 2015

Engineering Student Puts Graduation on Hold for Something Even Better - USC Viterbi School of Engineering student, Jason Zide is helping design race cars for Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team during his year-long internship, Mark Atwater, ENGINEERING.com, May 18, 2015

Customizable Online Masters of Engineering Focuses on Business & Technical Skills - online course focuses on skills needed for career advancement, leadership, interdisciplinary technical advancements, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 20, 2015

How to Instantly Become a Better Networker in Your Engineering Career - build strong lasting relationships, be genuinely interested in people, listen to others, join, get involved in professional associations, Anthony Fasano, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 20, 2015

14 Questions to Ask when Interviewing for a CAD Position - ask about skills, experiences, any concerns about qualifications, role to be filled, efforts of past employees done to succeed in that position, company training for CAD, CAD software, hardware in use, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 16, 2015


Bleak Results From Equity in Architecture Survey Fuel Desire for Change - survey revealed reasons for lower percentage of women in architectural practice; challenges to profession: long, inflexible hours, underpayment, arduous licensure process, Yuki Bowman, Architectural Record, Oct 23, 2014

There's More to Being a CAD Technician Than AutoCAD Skills - essential skills to getting a job using CAD: math skills, working well with others, learning mindset, industry specific skills, software knowledge, experience, Brian Benton, Novedge, Sep 17, 2014

Eight Must-Have AutoCAD Skills to Get Hired - drafting, layer management skills, understand proper usage of Xrefs, styles, when to use paper space, viewports, file management, sheet sets, Brian Benton, Novedge, Sep 11, 2014

Time for Manufacturing to Shed Old Image to Attract New Blood? - manufacturing is not dark, dirty, dangerous; Siemens is on multi-city initiative to foster skilled graduates that would be ready for employment in major US manufacturing firms, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 30, 2014

Architecture Anywhere - Roger Williams University in Rhode Island offers well-established architecture course that prepares students for professional careers teaching latest working methodologies, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014


Women in Engineering - initiatives, schemes are helping to encourage women into engineering, examples of female role models are motivating, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, July 24, 2013

Navisworks in a University Curriculum - integrating Navisworks into curriculum at university level in construction management program, preparing students for entry level positions in preconstruction services, Kevin Miller, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2013

The Seven - points to consider when planning career in education, training field, Osama Ali, AUGI Library, Jan 15, 2013


Employing the Right Hiring Practices - advertise opening online on sites like AUGI Career Center, Design Engine, forums, professional-oriented sites, conduct first interview online, group interview, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Oct 1, 2012

Siemens PLM Connection Day 2: The Manufacturing Workforce Struggles - US government official talked about growing manufacturing industry, dealing with challenges of aging workforce, product complexity, education gap, Brock Haroldson, Siemens PLM Community, May 9, 2012

Get 'Em While They're Young - 'Educate to Innovate' initiative by US president aims to improve STEM literacy in American children; CAD vendors support educational institutions, students, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Jan 19, 2012


CAD Manager's Survey 2011 - average total compensation up 8% from last year, job conditions moving in positive direction, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Dec 14, 2011

How Many of Today's Products are Truly 'Engineered?' - number of engineers falls while moving from companies with highly engineered products to companies with designed products, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Dec 12, 2011

Design Tool Vendors Step Up Education Efforts - Siemens PLM Software, SolidWorks, Z Corp. offering free products to students to encourage them for technical jobs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 26, 2011

The Best Domestic Talent Pool for Engineering? - Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Jose have talent pool of mechanical, electrical engineers, embedded software developers, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 30, 2011

Growing Jobs and Companies - Ping Fu of Geomagic on Netscape, work with President Obama's National Advisory Council, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Summer 2011

I Am Drafter - devaluation of base of CAD profession might avoid new generation to adopt it as carrier, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, May 27, 2011

Maker CAD Software & The Role of Experience & Education - formal engineering education, real world experience, necessary, Sean Dotson, MCAD Forums, May 9, 2011

How Important are 3D CAD Qualifications? - designers, CAD training agencies, employers find 3D CAD essential for product design lifecycle, Matt Wells, Develop 3D, May 3, 2011

Engineers are Working the Remote - employees, companies, customers benefit from distributed networks if security, trust issues are resolved, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011

What Will be Tomorrow's Best Occupations? - software architects top list, civil engineers will be in demand, Richard Weingardt, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011



Graduating Engineers Command the Highest Salaries - engineers accounts 8 of 10 highest paid degrees, with petroleum engineers leading with $86K, Mechanical Engineering, Nov 27, 2010

2010 Job Prospects for Engineers - survey of 800+ engineers, job security, raises, suggesting engineering as career, Engineering.com, Oct 8, 2010

  - tips on setting up, marketing business properly, setting prices, getting paid, Jamie Thomas, Autodesk University 2009


Careers: Engineers May Find Themselves Thrown Under the Bus in Economic Downturn - engineers may become scapegoats, Machine Design, Jan 8, 2009

CAD Management: Warning Signs - layoff preceded with reduced hours, loss of large projects, change in ownership, bad reviews or warnings, Mark Kiker, AUGI, Oct 31, 2008  requires free registration

What's Hot, What's Not - engineering job market is high in demand for engineers with experience in green and sustainable building industry, Machine Design, Apr 21, 2008

Benchmarking CAD Skills For Recruitment - tips for recruiting suitable CAD talent and advantages of assessment-software approach, Rory Vance of CADsmart, AEC Magazine, Apr 8, 2008


2007 Salary Survey - results on annual base salary, engineering career satisfaction, budget responsibility, more, Design News, June 2007

Mexico Wants In - Mexico can be a closer outsourcing option for US companies but language and Internet connectivity may be stumbling blocks, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 1, 2007

A CAD Theory of Everything: By 2057, Controlling the Entire World! - CAD industry will have most secure jobs, Lester Craft, Innovate Forum, May 8, 2007

2006 Salary Survey - average salary depending on different factors, AUGI, Jan/Feb 2007 pdf


Working Hard for Their Money - average engineer makes $73,000, Elizabeth M Taurasi, Design News, July 17, 2006

Aussie Cos Look to India - Robertson & Marks in New South Wales is setting up an outsourcing center for CAD-related work in India, News Today, June 23, 2006

Want More Money? Specialize -  three strategies to promote your resume for high salary negotiation, Machine Design, April 27, 2006

Industry Wants Girls to Stick to Knitting - Carol Bartz is more the exception than the rule as the computer industry suffers from shortage of women in top positions, Charles Cooper, ZDnet, March 13, 2006

Emphasize Science and Math, Snow Says -  country needs more scientists, engineers and mathematics teachers, says US Treasury Secretary John Snow during a visit to ANSYS, Dan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Business Times, March 10, 2006

CAD Jobs - online job search engine used to determine popularity of jobs and trends for several MCAD products, Evan Yares, Evan Yares, February 24, 2006

2005 CAD Salary Survey - salary survey for the posts of CAD manager, designer, drafter, and engineer by geographic region, AUGI, January 2006 (may require free registration) pdf

Workers Roll Over for Dogs - companies that let workers bring dogs (like Autodesk) may be shrewd, as dog owners will work harder and be more loyal, Red Herring, January 25, 2006


Career Development in 3D - adoption of 3D modeling is the key to bring young aspiring engineers into manufacturing industry, Mark Mills of Micro Concepts, MCAD Online, November 17, 2005

Winning the Globalization Game - most manufactures find it hard to manage global design, sourcing, production and logistics, absence of a global platform and standardization are the main problems, Jeff Moad, Managing Automation, June 21, 2005

Can I be Sued? - can the design engineer be sued for a faulty machine or how far the legal department can dictate the designs, Lanny Berke, Machine Design, June 2005

MCAD Salary Survey for 2004 - results from over 3,600 users reveal average US/Canada salary of $59K, MCAD Central, May 4, 2005

Engineering/Architecture and IT Jobs are 50 Per Cent of Online Job Postings - IT jobs constitutes 20% of  the online job posting market while engineering and architecture 17% and others like accounting and finance around 10%, MicroStation Connections, April 27, 2005 (may require free registration)

Should Design Engineers Fear Outsourcing? Maybe, But Not Quite Yet - developing multiple skills is one way of abating the threat posed by Indian engineers, who have become a cheaper option for many design firms in the US, Joseph Ogando, Designs, April 18, 2005

Results of the 2004 SolidWorks Salary Survey - northeast highest with $62K, salaries showing upwards trends since 2004, 69% reported a salary increase and only 10 per cent a decrease, Alexandra Pratt, CATIA COMMUNITY, April 4, 2005 (may require free registration)

Engineers Tell It Like It Is - annual salary survey shows wages are going up, average US engineer makes $70,600, Machine Design, March 29, 2005

What Can We Learn From the Engineering Education in China? - either you are a winner or a nobody. The Chinese education is all about competition, Wai Li, Design News, March 9, 2005

The Quiet Crisis in Engineering Talent - does the diminishing number of engineers and technically skilled workers in the U.S. represent an opportunity or an imminent crisis?, Rachel Dalton-Taggart, Inventor Connections, February 19, 2005 (requires free registration)

SAE Launches Automotive CAD Certification - the Society of Automotive Engineers has created the auto industry's first CAD Certification program, intended to provide a standard for developing and measuring automotive CAD skills, Machine Design, February 3, 2005


Design Outsourcing Set to Hit Indian Shores - US companies are increasingly realizing the importance of India as a cost-effective destination for outsourcing CAD/CAM/CAE work, Geeta Nair, Indian Express, December 28, 2004

Career Tips From the Nation's Top Engineers - award-winning engineers believe that teamwork and creative problem solving are the keys to career success, Design News, August 23, 2004

Is Offshoring Necessarily Evil? - a look at the history of offshoring tries to put the issue into perspective, Jeffrey Rowe, Advanced Manufacturing, July/August, 2004

Offshore CAD Outsourcing - the economic benefits of offshore CAD outsourcing, Lakshman Balaraman, webpronews.com, July 27, 2004

Before You Quit Your Day Job: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Own Business - advice for those considering starting up a CAD-related business, Bruce Pilgrim, Inventor Connections, June 7, 2004 (may require free registration)

What Do You Know? - employers hire engineers based on the CAD package they know - or, they don't, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, June 2004

Demand for Engineers Building - CAD operators are more likely to lose their jobs to offshoring than are engineers, whose prospects are looking up, at least in the Northern California market, Rich Heintz, California Job Journal, March 28, 2004


WIA - Workforce Investment Act - grant money is available for training designers and engineers to learn high-end CAD tools, and this article offers resources for where and how to apply for the grants, Design-engine.com, November 13, 2003

A Different Kind of Architect - a naval architect describes his profession and how a ship is not unlike a beautiful woman, Candy G. Villanueva, Job Market Online, October 20, 2003 

The Rich World's Disappearing Jobs - the CAD/CAM and manufacturing industries are among the sectors in the U.S. that are out-sourcing many jobs overseas, John Berthelsen and Indrajit Basu, Asia Times, October 8, 2003

Class Of 2003 Finds Jobs Tight But More Interest In Engineers - despite a shaky economy, the job situation is pretty good for new engineering graduates, especially in the field of civil engineering,  Rachel Maisler and Bill Snyder, enr.com, June 9, 2003

Is the Worst Over? - the job market for both new grads and experienced engineers is showing some positive signs, Machine Design, April 30, 2003

CAD on Campus - explores what some educators, industry leaders, and students have to say about CAD's role in education and what they see as the opportunities to refine the tech-education process for mutual benefit, Kenneth Wong, CADENCE, April 2003


Blueprint for a Skilled Future: Florida Technical College Provides High-Tech Opportunity - students are getting hands-on CAD training, Audrey Parente, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 31, 2002

Tragedy or Comedy? - salary survey reveals 43% of Design News readers received less than 5% pay raise, Bruce Wiebusch, Design News, July 8, 2002 

CAD Manager Survey 2002 - Part 2 - average salary almost $49,000, Robert Green, CADENCE, March 2002

CAD Jockey or Engineer? - defining the designer's role at the computer is especially difficult during a time of flux, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, March 2002

CATIA Salary Survey - average reader makes a salary of $62,189, Andrea Braverman, CATIA Solutions, March/April 2002 (pdf)

How to Drive a Headhunter Crazy - tips on how to interview successfully, as well as interview faux pas to avoid,  Bill Wright, CAD/CAM RECRUITERS, INC

Design Staff the Focus of Intense Pressure - users strive to squeeze every bit of productivity from design software, as witnessed at the SolidWorks user conference, Todd Phillips, Advanced Manufacturing, March 2002

4th Annual Salary Survey Results - the average Pro/E user salary averages $38,000 but can reach a high of $64,000 in the US southwest, Pro/E: the Magazine, Jan/Feb 2002 (pdf)

Salary Survey - average salary for plant engineers rose 6.4% in two years and now stands at $70,905, Richard L. Dunn, Plant Engineering, Jan 1, 2002

SOLID Solutions Salary Survey Results - average SolidWorks user makes $56,283 annually, SOLID Solutions, Dec/Jan 2002 (pdf file)


Manufacturing CEOs Below Middle In Pay, Study Shows - manufacturing was 8th of 13 industries for top executive compensations at $1.76 million, John S. McClenahen, Industry Week, Dec 28, 2001

Responsibilities Versus Job Titles - a look at the range of job titles used by people with the functions of CAD Manager, IT Manager and Technical/Engineering Director, CAD SPAGHETTI, Oct 2001

Engineers Bank Better Salaries - annual reader survey reveals average salary of $64,490, up over 5% from last year, Design News Online, July 2, 2001 (more engineering salary info)

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