While working at a small telecommunications company and traveling to remote areas, Jennifer Glock, a recent Systems Engineering (SE) graduate, noticed the lack of telecommunications infrastructures and how difficult it was for some communities to access a cell phone signal. She knew that lack of reliable communication to the outside world could leave residents in…
Eric Villhauer, a Systems Engineering alumni and senior engineering manager in the Flight Controls Systems department with North Carolina-based Collins Aerospace, began to use to use his engineering degree to help people living with diabetes.
Andrew Merkle, the mission area executive for Research and Exploratory Development (RED) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), has been appointed chair of the Engineering for Professionals’ Systems Engineering Program, effective July 1.
The way Andrew Serio saw it, the recent explosion in the popularity and availability of drones for commercial and hobby use and the advances in lightweight optical and hardware materials created a perfect storm of opportunity that he wanted to take advantage of.
Systems Engineering alumni Amir Bijandi's innovative system is the first-time application of remote-guide air vehicles in piloting operations.
The financial and safety risks associated with failure or malfunction of pneumatic devices are substantial.
When Dawn Verlander was working as an electrical system designer for Chinook helicopters, she often heard the aircrafts' maintainers say that when something went wrong, they would just replace parts until it starts working again.
As a resident of Colombia's capital city of more than 7 million residents, Sergio Sicard has access to high-quality doctors, specialists, and modern health care facilities. But he's also aware that at least 4 million of his country's fellow citizens—especially those living in the countryside—don't have the same amenities.
A skier and sports enthusiast, Doug Smith has enjoyed winter activities in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, and Utah, where he lives. Though he has never personally experienced an avalanche, Smith is aware that nearly 500 people have perished in the United States because of such natural disasters over the last two decades.
The statistics are sobering: Each year, about 85 American workers die in forklift-related accidents, and more than 96,000 are injured—at least 35,000 of them seriously. Many of these injuries result from pedestrians struck by forklift trucks operating in manufacturing facilities, where they often share the same space on the factory floor.
Like most Americans, Peter Richards is fascinated by autonomous vehicles. He views the advent of these driverless cars, trucks, and buses as a paradigm shift that promises to bring enormous benefits to individuals and to society.
As a Coast Guard aviator, Howard Baker has experienced firsthand the complexity of reporting his in-air position to command centers on the ground, especially during crises or natural disasters involving multiple aircraft carrying out multiple operations.