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ESD Damage Nullifies Cost Savings
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2/23/2011   11 comments
Cutting costs is great until the unintended consequence rears its ugly head
Engineer applies creative cost recution
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2/17/2011   8 comments
An engineer tasked with shaving a few bucks off the production cost of a transponder unit solves a technical problem while cutting costs.
The case of the not-so-melodious motor
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2/17/2011   10 comments
A young engineer upstages an older co-worker while investigating the source of an ear-piercing tone in a disc drive test system.
Sometimes a minor spec can be a major feature
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2/16/2011   15 comments
Everything was fine, except for the 'correct' position. That's when things got challenging.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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