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Structural engineer Michael Skoller traces his career choice to “pure luck.” And as luck would have it, he’s stuck with the profession for almost 37 years. In a recent interview, he reflected on his decades in the field — from engineering the largest residential house in Texas to procuring new projects at National Structural Engineering Inc., a Houston-based firm.
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This article is courtesy of There are few things I am more proud of than the 130 page document I call my thesis. It represents 3 years of my life. But the $64 million question is, if I had the choice, would I do it all the same way?
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Over the course of his career, J.P. Purswell has been committed to industrial engineering as a professional and an educator — and stresses that safety comes first. On the factory floor and as vice president of Purswell & Purswell, Engineering & Ergonomics, Inc., he consults with manufacturers on ergonomics, safety engineering, and the best practices for compliance with OSHA policies.
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Not everyone gets the chance to build life-changing robots. But with a dedicated team and intense workdays, Eric Meyhofer, principal commercialization specialist at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University, is transforming the way the world uses advanced humanoid robots.
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I recently spoke to an engineer who is currently unemployed and asked him what his short-term plans/goals are. He responded that he was going to either take a new job or get a master’s degree, whichever one comes first.
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Have you ever attended a conference or other industry event, seen someone you know on the schedule, and thought, “It should be my name on this program — I know more about the subject than that person.”
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On the list of the many things engineers consider when searching for employment or a new opportunity, happiness very rarely appears. They often pay close attention to the salary, title, type of projects, location,and size of company—which are all important factors—but I always wonder why happiness isn’t just as important.
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