Internal Combustion Engine Basics

The internal combustion engine as we know it today is the result of hundreds of years of technological development. From primitive crankshaft machines in the 3rd century, to the advanced six-stroke engines of today, the internal combustion engine represents man’s ongoing quest to make the world around him an easier place to live in. What […]

STEM Degrees May Be Expensive But They Are Worth It

There seems to be a common belief amongst Americans that we don’t do science or math that well. Read many of the articles floating around on the internet and you’ll notice the majority of them make the point that our universities aren’t producing enough STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) graduates. The actual truth behind those […]

Sometimes it is Rocket Science

You know how some people whip out the tired line, “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to [bake vegan cupcakes]”? Wouldn’t it be nice to say, “But I am a rocket scientist.” Aeronautical or aerospace engineers have that satisfaction. According to Wikipedia, aeronautical engineers work with the kind of aircraft that don’t break […]

Call for Public Comments: Prioritization of Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials

Prioritization of Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials (PDF). The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is requesting public comments on the newly released document Prioritization of Environmental, Health, and […]

Sci-Bytes Data

U.S. Universities with Highest Concentrations in Chemical Engineering, 1999-2003.