Engineer’s Corner

Moon Rocks & UFO’s: Ask an Engineer

Filed in Engineer's Corner, Our Faculty, Systems Engineering by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Moon Rocks & UFO’s: Ask an Engineer

Last week, one of our Systems Engineering experts (and his pupper pal, Logan) took over Reddit with his very own “AMA,” or Ask Me Anything…and we do mean anything. There are currently over 100 comments on his thread, and counting! Dr. Don Gelosh has worked at the Pentagon and for the Space Shuttle Program, so questions […]

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Read Like an Engineer: Top News Sources in Power Engineering

Filed in Engineer's Corner, Power Systems by on February 7, 2020 0 Comments
Read Like an Engineer: Top News Sources in Power Engineering

The world of engineering is always changing. Whether you’re in industry or academia, innovation is the name of the game, and it can be a challenge to keep up! In our Read Like an Engineer series, we’ll share where WPI engineers get their news.  Michael Ahern is the Director of Power Systems at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As […]

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Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety

Engineer’s Corner: Systems Engineering & Motorcycle Safety

by Don S. Gelosh, PhD, CSEP-Acq Motorcycling season is in full swing here in Virginia: one of the reasons I enjoy living in the Commonwealth. Sunny mornings, warm afternoons, and lots of twisty roads with a thousand smells of freedom. Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle understands what I am saying. Earlier this summer, as […]

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Engineer’s Corner: Manufacturing Engineering vs Advanced MFE

Engineer’s Corner: Manufacturing Engineering vs Advanced MFE

By Jim Girouard Having spent over 30 years as a manufacturing engineer, this question has always perplexed me. Is there a difference between a Manufacturing Engineer (MFE) and an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AMFE)?  Is one applying the ways of the future, while the other is locked in the Iron Age?  Should every MFE strive to […]

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Engineer’s Corner: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

Filed in Data Science, Engineer's Corner by on May 5, 2017 1 Comment
Engineer’s Corner: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

By Jim Girouard Over the next three years, there will be a three-fold increase in global data, bringing us to a whopping 40,000 exabytes by 2020. That’s 10 to the 18th power, or one billion gigabytes. Can you even picture that much of anything? What’s causing this explosion of data? All of us. Sensors in […]

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5 Advantages of Cognitive Radio

Filed in Engineer's Corner, Internet of Things by on April 14, 2015 3 Comments
5 Advantages of Cognitive Radio

When it comes to cognitive radio, there are more advantages than people may think. It is essential for those involved with cognitive radio to understand why it is important, and how it affects where the future is going. Here are my top five advantages of cognitive radio… Cognitive radio helps: 1. Overcome radio spectrum scarcity […]

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