Top 20 Biomedical Engineering Programs Which Have The Highest Percentage of Women Graduates in 2011

The Biomedical Engineering programs attract a higher proportion of women than any other engineering programs.  I thought it would be interesting to show just how high the proportion is in some programs.  I am not aware of any definitive explanation for the high participation rate.  My guess is that the opportunity to contribute to the … Continue reading Top 20 Biomedical Engineering Programs Which Have The Highest Percentage of Women Graduates in 2011

Should Engineering Become A Staple Of Elementary and Secondary Education?

George Bugliarello certainly believes that engineering concepts should become part of the basic curriculum.   Engineering, as a discipline, instills a way at looking at things which is quite different from any other field.  In particular it differs from science in its focus on creating vs. investigating.  A number of engineering concepts are already being introduced … Continue reading Should Engineering Become A Staple Of Elementary and Secondary Education?

Top 10 Biomedical Engineering PhD Programs Based on Student Support and Outcomes

Here is another make your own ranking webpage created at PhDs.org.  It uses National Research Council generated data as well as public data.  The details get a little hairy.  My purpose is to get some insight into a university and a program  interest in supporting and learning how well their students are doing after they … Continue reading Top 10 Biomedical Engineering PhD Programs Based on Student Support and Outcomes

Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory

Apparently the gyroscopic and caster effects are not the only mechanical forces working on a bicycle to keep it upright as it rolls along.   According to a Cornell University based team a bicycle with a high center of gravity at the rear and low center of gravity up front can keep itself upright while rolling … Continue reading Innovation: Don’t Be Afraid To Question The Accepted Theory