Moonbuggy design contest aims to promote STEM education

Moonbuggy design contest aims to promote STEM education Average earnings for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations were $64,650 during the 2006-2007 fiscal year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The demand for trained professionals in these industries is increasing, and as a result, NASA and several other government programs are launching ...

Texas University adds two online masters degree programs

Texas University adds two online masters degree programs Professionals who work in engineering hold more than 1.6 million jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. These individuals earn some of the highest average starting salaries among all bachelors degree holders. Over the next eight years, engineering employment is expected to grow by 11 percent.In order to ...

Smaller computer chips to be produced using DNA

DNA already forms humans, now it may help form microchips The technology sector is always looking for ways to create smaller microchips with more transistors packed into them, and researchers at IBM may have found a way to do that with the aid DNA.IBM researchers began with tiny structures called DNA origami, which are specially engineered strands ...

American Airlines to replace computer system

American's old computer system will be replaced with a modern one The computer system called Sabre was invented over 50 years ago by IBM is still the central cog of American Airlines' information systems, but that will soon change. The airline is planning to replace the old system for a new one that will be developed by ...

Engineering students may be eligible for NASA scholarship

Engineering students may be eligible for NASA scholarship Adult students who wish to pursue a career in aeronautics engineering may benefit from applying for a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scholarship. The organization launches dozens of programs each year in order to promote the study of aeronautics among engineering students.For example, NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate ...

Engineering contest seeks to inspire students

Engineering contest seeks to inspire students Engineering students have many career options, and some of the highest starting salaries among bachelor's degree holders. In order to encourage these learners to explore their potential careers, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds annual contests for promising students.For example, the organization will host a contest in partnership with ...

Ford set to enhance production of Focus and Escape

Ford set to enhance production of Focus and Escape In a sign of the future technological direction in the auto industry, Ford announced it will increase production of several of its fuel-efficient car models in the remaining quarters of this year. Helped by the Cash for Clunkers program, the Michigan-based automaker said the stocks of eco-friendly ...

Army program trains new generation of scientists

Army program trains new generation of scientists The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has recently held a graduation ceremony for its inaugural Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program. The 10-week program is geared towards college sophomores and juniors and designed to encourage students to pursue careers in science and engineering. This summer's eight participants had ...

Federal government to hire cybersecurity professionals

Federal government to hire cybersecurity professionals In an announcement that may be of interest to those who pursue online degrees in information technology, the Department of Homeland Security (DHL) has said it plans to hire as many as 1,000 cybersecurity experts in the next three years. The announcement, made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, ...

NASA contract showcases opportunities for engineers

NASA contract showcases opportunities for engineers Those who plan to enroll in online degrees in science or technology may be interested to learn that NASA has signed a contract modification with Jacobs Technology, a Tennessee-based company, to provide further engineering, science and technical services at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The original contract ...