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Video: Engineering students compete in concrete toboggan race

By Faye Oney / February 28, 2018

Did you miss the Olympics this year? Today’s video features an annual concrete toboggan race, in which engineering students from across Canada (and sometimes beyond) compete to build a 350-lb. toboggan with concrete runners.

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Video: Clearly cool—incredible engineering behind big air jumps and glass snowboards

By April Gocha / February 21, 2018

As we celebrate National Engineer’s Week, let’s dive into the complex engineering of the snowboarding big air jump and see how one snowboarding company engineered a special snowboard entirely out of glass.

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Happy National Engineers Week! Celebrate all that engineering means to our modern world

By April Gocha / February 20, 2018

This week is National Engineers Week, a weeklong celebration of all that engineers do to make our world a better place—and it’s not hard to find engineering’s effects on our daily lives.

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Video: Engineering student creates 3-D printer that extrudes chocolate

By Faye Oney / February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s video features an engineering student who designed a 3-D printer that makes chocolate confections. He envisions his printer as an entertainment device for weddings and other social gatherings.

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Video: Engineering the world’s most super-soaking, 7-foot-long water gun

By April Gocha / July 26, 2017

In a recent video, engineer Mark Rober demonstrated the amazing super-soaking power of the world’s largest water gun, a monster 7-foot-long creation that he engineered in the likeness of a Super Soaker (Larami Ltd.) to blast water out at a whopping 272 mph.

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Sea sponges resist buckling by building optimally engineered glass toothpicks

By April Gocha / January 24, 2017

Researchers at Brown University have taken a closer look at the orange puffball sea sponge’s silica spicules and found that they, too, have evolved a precisely engineered design that provides the structures with maximal strength.

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Video: Graphene goes 3-D to build porous geometries that are stronger and lighter than steel

By April Gocha / January 11, 2017

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) have figured out the key to building strong yet light 3-D structures from graphene.

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Video: Luminaries of The American Ceramic Society presents past-president Delbert Day

By Stephanie Liverani / September 2, 2016

Delbert Day, ACerS past-president, former Missouri University of Science and Technology professor, and cofounder of Mo-Sci Corporation (Rolla, Mo.), reflects on his long and impactful career and gives advice to those just getting started.

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Building future STEM leaders, one brick at a time

By Stephanie Liverani / July 5, 2016

The Pittsburgh Section of The American Ceramic Society was one of several engineering organizations that sponsored the Annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition, where students are charged with envisioning a future city through digital and desktop modeling.

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Bring the magic of STEM education to your community on ‘Girl Day,’ February 25

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

To inspire and encourage girls’ interest in STEM education, DiscoverE Engineering is sponsoring “Girl Day” on February 25 to encourage STEM pros to organize initiatives and activities for girls in their communities.

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