Friday Focus: Getting Social for National Engineers Week
February 15, 2013
National Engineers Week— dedicated to building knowledge and interest in engineering and technology for an educated and diverse industry— kicks off this Sunday. One of the best ways to get updates on all of the industry events, programs and activities in store for the days ahead is to visit various social media sites. How will engineers tune in?
New research from Cal Gavin reveals that in 2012, a majority of engineers used social media for learning about new technology in their industry. Cal Gavin, which provides heat transfer intensification solutions to the process industry, found that Facebook is the most popular social website among engineers, followed by LinkedIn, which currently has over 8 million engineers on its site. Twitter is another social media source for engineers.
Stay tuned for frequent updates from IMT Career Journal and IMT Machining Journal, which has already posted stories on EWeek 2013. How do you use social media?