U.S. Not Considered As One Of The Top Ten Innovating Countries in the World

The potential for loosing the edge the U.S. has held in innovation has been predicted ever since we started exporting manufacturing.  The reason is that when manufacturing capability is exported from the U.S. manufacturing plants close here.  One of the trademarks of engineering in the U.S. has been the hands on approach to developing products.  … Continue reading U.S. Not Considered As One Of The Top Ten Innovating Countries in the World

Converting from Centigrade to Fahrenheit

Engineers that typically use U.S. customary units can be challenged when converting temperatures from Centigrade to Fahrenheit.  Sometimes you just want to get an insight of what the Centigrade temperature would feel like.  Its not critical to have a precise conversion that the traditional formula F = 9/5C + 32 gives.  For nontechnical work there … Continue reading Converting from Centigrade to Fahrenheit

Top 20 Schools With Largest B.S. Biomedical Engineering Graduating Classes in 2011

Top twenty schools which offer undergraduate Biomedical Engineering (BME) degrees by total BME graduating class size for each school. These schools represent 2556 graduates. They represent about 63 percent of the total number of B.S. BME graduates for 2011. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects approximately 1300 new Biomedical Engineering jobs every year between 2008 … Continue reading Top 20 Schools With Largest B.S. Biomedical Engineering Graduating Classes in 2011

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

National Statistics on the Number of Biomedical Engineers Graduating in 2011 vs. Job Projections

The following table was created from degree completion data available at the NCES website. The graduating statistics are important to know because there has been a consistent issue described by B.S. BME graduates seeking industry jobs in their field. It's very difficult to get one with a baccalaureate degree. The number of graduates holding that … Continue reading National Statistics on the Number of Biomedical Engineers Graduating in 2011 vs. Job Projections