A group of engineers, IT professionals and educators (who also happen to be Star Trek and sci-fi fans) have come up with a project to send student projects into space on an unmanned orbiter named "Enterprise." Now they have teamed up with the National Space Society with the goal to launch the orbiter by 2017 […]
Dr. Guy Fipps, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineer, was recently named Professional Engineer of the Year at the meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Montreal, Canada. The U.S. Show More Summary
This crazy contraption, created in 2011 by the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers, held the Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg Machine ever (before another team from Purdue smashed the record the next year.) Named...Show More Summary
World Records Academy: “The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team smashed its own world record for largest Rube Goldberg machine with a 300-step behemoth?
The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) has selected the No. 7 Subway Line Extension as its 2013 Construction Project of the Year.
Boeing employees have voted to accept a four-year contract offer, avoiding a strike. Last night, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) announced that by a vote of 4,244 to 654, Boeing technical workers represented by SPEEA agreed to accept the company's latest contract offer. Show More Summary
By Joel Barras, Forbes In another example of unions trying to push the boundaries of recent NLRB restrictions on employment policies, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, Local 2001 (“Union”) recently challenged Boeing’s decade-old Code of Conduct. Show More Summary
The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has been battling with its 23,000-member technical union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, for months over the terms of a new four-year contract. A vote last week authorized a strike, which would cripple the jet maker’s ability to increase plane production or solve problems with its troubled 787 [...]
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), the union representing 22,950 Boeing engineers and technical workers, will be mailing out strike authorization ballots next week with a recommendation to reject the aerospace giant's latest "final" contract offer. Show More Summary
Boeing today presented the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) union with its best-and-final contract offer, agreeing with the union’s approach to extend the terms of the previous contract for current employees. Show More Summary
On the heels of an offer from the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) presented its own “best and final offer” of a contract to the union. The union did not react favorably, saying in a statement on its website that the conflict was “escalating.” The union represents about [...]
Professional engineers are showing a heightened interest in incorporating energy-saving and other green initiatives into product design projects, according to a joint survey by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and 3D design software company Autodesk. Show More Summary
Backed by the power of the Obama administration National Labor Relations Board, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace union is set to strike against Boeing. The union contract expires Saturday. The new offer from Boeing slashed salary and other benefits thanks to the down economy. Show More Summary
HII employee Joey Meléndez receives the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers' STAR Award for outstanding community service. Meléndez, a systems
Doing the same things, the same ways, has predictable results. Sometimes it is important to do things differently. Here is a photo of me at the National Society of Black Engineers' Professional Development Conference, where I had the opportunity to...
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) overwhelmingly rejected Boeing's contract offer tonight. Engineers in the Professional unit rejected the contract by 9,770 to 454; workers in the Technical unit rejected...Show More Summary
Taken at the Google Campus in London last night: Right now, everyone is hiring. It’s nuts. In 18 years of being a professional software engineer, I’ve never known a time like it. We’ve gone from a society where it was considered a bit...Show More Summary
The Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress held in Detroit every April serves a number of functions for the automotive engineers’ professional association. There are speeches (lately, it seems, more by Washington bureaucrats than by real, you know, engineers), technical panels, papers presented, standards suggested, and the big floor of Cobo Hall is pretty much [...]
The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team smashed its own world record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine, devising a 300-step contraption that flawlessly accomplished the trivial task of blowing up and popping a balloon. The device set a new world record for the largest functional Rube Goldberg machine, according to World Records Academy.
Because you can never become mesmerized enough by Rube Goldberg machines, the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers set out to top their own record for world's largest functional Rube Goldberg machine. They succeeded, spending over...Show More Summary