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Why Engineers Earn More

February 19, 2013

Year after year, engineers are ranked among the highest-paid professionals in the U.S., both in terms of starting salary and mid-career income. In honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23), we look at the reasons why engineers command top-tier compensation, and what recent graduates, as well as experienced engineers, can expect to earn. Read More

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Where Are America’s Women Engineers?

February 19, 2013

Although women have made great strides in formerly male-dominated professions in the last few decades, engineering remains one of the occupations where female employees are severely underrepresented. Why is the gender divide still so wide in technical fields? Read More

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The Big Roads

February 19, 2013

In The Big Roads, author Earl Swift chronicles the visionary engineers and entrepreneurs who spearheaded the creation of the U.S. interstate highway system and, in the process, transformed the nation's economy. Read More

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Does Obama's Cyber Security Order Go Far Enough?

February 19, 2013

President Barack Obama has issued a new executive order calling on the federal government to develop cyber security standards for companies that operate key utilities, such as electric grids, telecommunications networks, and air traffic control systems. Will the president's move succeed in shoring up security gaps? Read More

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INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Role in Engineering

February 19, 2013

Women are far less likely to hold engineering jobs than men, even though salaries in the field are on the rise and the pay gap between genders is less severe than in previous decades. New research underscores the key reasons behind the gender gap in engineering, ranging from workplace bias to gender stereotypes. Here, we examine the changes necessary to help bring more women to the field. Read More