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Apollo 11 at 50: Lessons from humanity’s greatest engineering feat

Apollo 11 at 50: Lessons from humanity's greatest engineering feat

It is said that more than a billion people, perhaps a quarter of the world’s population, followed the progress of the Apollo 11 mission. Hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents were in the midst of a life-changing experience of inspiration and excitement to pursue careers in science and engineering. I am one of those.
By Barrett S. Caldwell

Converting waste leads to a sustainable future

Converting waste leads to a sustainable future

Energy-from-waste is not just about waste management but it is a valuable domestic energy source contributing to energy security with an added advantage that it is nonintermittent and can complement other renewable energy sources such as wind or solar. As a partially renewable energy source, it can also contribute to renewable energy targets aimed at decarbonizing energy generation. This article analyzes current WtE methods and discusses the potential uses for fly ash, a key waste product of coal-fired power plants.
By Gurram Gopal and Shruthi Suresh

Human factor productivity improvement

Human factor productivity improvement

This article presents four key phases to improve organizational workforce effectiveness and efficiency. It focuses on the development of employees to manage conditions that could reduce productivity levels. These phases show the gradual transformation of key employees and ownership transfer to the workforce. This requires a paradigm shift from traditional approaches.
By Saso Krstovski 

Mastering negotiation skills can benefit engineers

Mastering negotiation skills can benefit engineers

Despite the stereotypes of engineers working long hours alone, the complex problems faced by engineers today often require teams working together to solve. Sometimes these teams are spread out by distance and expertise and need to work together for years to solve a problem. It’s important that engineers learn and practice good negotiation skills.
By Dean Kaplan