They Built a Car? Student Engineers Compete In Lincoln This June

College students looking for hands-on learning opportunities in manufacturing and design will be hard-pressed to find a better test of their abilities than building a car. SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers, holds competitions each year for what may be the most involved engineering project students can possibly do. For the SAE Collegiate Design Competitions, […]

How Are You Celebrating E-Week?

This week is no ordinary week: It’s National Engineers Week. From February 21-27, schools, societies, and professionals around the country have been celebrating an extraordinary group in the manufacturing sector, our engineers. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, E-Week was founded in 1951, but today, is a formal coalition of more than 70 […]

Five Popular Segments for Careers In Manufacturing

Let’s say you don’t know anything about manufacturing: Zip, zero, zilch. However, maybe you’ve heard about the Renaissance of American manufacturing: the transition from gloomy factory jobs of the Industrial Revolution to the reality of modern-day manufacturing jobs that are well-paying, require skilled workers, and can be fulfilling and incredibly important careers. Where do you […]

Education Spotlight: Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Omaha

UNO, one of the largest universities in Nebraska, has made our spotlights on the blog before for their outstanding “alternative education,” (for lack of a better term). Adult learners, transfer students, and members of the military transitioning to UNO are all welcomed and accounted for in wonderful ways. However, today we wanted to chat about […]

Engineering 101

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, engineering is defined as the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Sounds cool, right? But what does that really mean? What do engineers do for our society, and how do their career […]

3 Ways to Sharpen Your STEM Skills This Summer

At the beginning of 2014, we recapped a few goals for manufacturing students (and all students, really) to sharpen their STEM skills. It’s critical to strengthen abilities in science, technology, engineering, and math to pursue a future in a skilled trade or manufacturing industry, and what better time to do so than when you are […]

UNL and CCC to Form Educational Partnership

In business and elsewhere, partnerships bring together two or more great companies and their budding ideas. But they also create more opportunities for education, training and career development. So it is no surprise that the new partnership between Central Community College in Grand Island, Nebraska and the School of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln […]

UNL Graduate Revitalizes the Corvette

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a hot topic in the news these days, as well as here on our blog. A few weeks ago, we shared the exciting news that UNL researchers will be participating in the new federal manufacturing hub located in Chicago along with other engineers and institutions from around the country. […]

5 Great Colleges for Manufacturing and Engineering

Picking out a college is difficult, but picking out a college that focuses on manufacturing and engineering is harder. There are few schools that offer high-quality schooling and training for a future in high-tech manufacturing careers—but the schools that do often offer higher degrees in engineering as well. While there are many options for students […]

Coming Up in Summer 2014: Find a Career with UNL’s Big Red Summer Academic Camps!

Nebraskans are lucky in that our state has such an incredible number of resources for young adults and students interested in meaningful learning experiences. Whether you know what you want your career path to be or you’re still searching to find a passion to pursue, exploration into new subjects and activities is always beneficial. One […]