‘I’m 12. Next Year I’m Studying Aerospace Engineering at University in Georgia’

a woman sitting at a table using a laptop computer: Caleb Anderson plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology in 2021 to study aerospace engineering. He hopes to graduate with a bachelor's degree by the age of 14.

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Caleb Anderson plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology in 2021 to study aerospace engineering. He hopes to graduate with a bachelor’s degree by the age of 14.

There’s a story my dad tells all the time from when I was three years old; I had a best friend who I was talking away to, but he couldn’t yet talk back properly. I started crying because I thought my friend wasn’t speaking to me because he hated me. I also remember being in a first grade class when I was just two—all the other kids were towering over me, they were almost double my height. Those are the earliest memories I have that show me that I was a little bit special from a young age.

In the first three years of a baby’s life, they are forming over 1 million neural connections

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Tektronix announces Own The Future initiative for university engineering education

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tektronix, Inc. today announces Own the Future, an education-focused initiative to place the company’s renowned engineering products in the hands of student engineers, with an emphasis on the organization’s entry-level portfolio. As a leader in the education and advanced research sector, Tektronix provides a variety of solutions for university engineering labs to meet the ever-changing curriculum landscape — from entry oscilloscopes for basic measurement, to digital multimeters, waveform generators, software and service plans. Classrooms and labs are where the world will meet its next generation of engineers, and Tektronix’s Own the Future initiative is dedicated to fostering that learning on industry-leading technology.

“Tektronix is committed to creating the test and measurement tools that help engineers innovate faster,” says Kristi Flores, chief marketing officer and vice president of global marketing for Tektronix. “Engineers perform imaginative work every day that impacts our world,

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University of Ottawa Partners with Keypath Education to Offer a Master of Engineering Management for Professionals

Fully online program designed to mirror on-campus degree in content and quality

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 12, 2020 /CNW/ – The University of Ottawa announced today it will offer an online Master of Engineering Management program to support working professionals. The program will educate leaders by combining high-quality course content with the convenience of tech-enabled online learning, in partnership with Keypath Education Canada.

“The University of Ottawa has developed a bold vision to navigate a rapidly evolving world over the next ten years called Transformation 2030,” said Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at the University of Ottawa. “Our partnership with Keypath in delivering the online Master of Engineering Management program will help us take crucial steps forward in realizing our vision of becoming a more digital and connected university. Together, we will enhance the student learning experience so our graduates may thrive in the

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University of Toronto professors honoured with top research awards from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

University of Toronto professors are being recognized with the John C. Polanyi Award, the Brockhouse Canada Prize, two E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships, and the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering – top research prizes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

“The University of Toronto congratulates these extraordinary researchers on this important recognition of their path-breaking work,” said University Professor Ted Sargent, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation and strategic initiatives. “Their leadership and dedication is having a significant impact on the lives of people across Canada and around the world.”

The prizes were announced Nov. 10 by Governor General Julie Payette, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains, and Professor Alejandro Adem, president of NSERC.

“These researchers exemplify Canada’s culture of curiosity and innovation, and are making the breakthroughs that have the power to improve the lives

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Advances in genetic engineering test democracy’s capacity for good decision-making

New advances in genetic engineering and their application for environmental conservation and public health are further testing our democracy’s capacity for good decision-making. With minimal public input, the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas. An application for the planting of GM American Chestnut trees, engineered to reproduce and spread in the wild, is currently under review by the US Department of Agriculture. And even more complex and powerful genetic technologies intended for environmental release are in the research pipeline.

Gene drives may be the most impactful and controversial of these technologies. Gene drives are genetically engineered plants and animals designed to force expression of a desired genetic trait in a wild population. When released into the environment, just a few gene-drive organisms can override natural selection to spread a genetic modification through a species and potentially change it forever. The oceanic

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Spring Arbor University’s mechanical engineering program set to begin fall 2021

SPRING ARBOR, MI — A new mechanical engineering program at Spring Arbor University will begin in the fall 2021 semester, according to university officials.


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The program will join Spring Arbor’s bachelor of science and electrical engineering program within the university’s School of Engineering, which opened last fall, according to a release from the university.

Students will have small class sizes and a strong emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, as well as flexibility to target specific areas of interest within the mechanical engineering field, the release said.

“Mechanical engineering continues to be one of the areas of study with the largest interest from prospective students,” said Jon Bahr, vice president of enrollment and marketing. “Adding this program to our diverse list of degree offerings is crucial in preparing students to be ‘critical participants in the contemporary world.’”

The program, which was built around NASA’s Engineering Design Process, will prepare

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University of Colorado, Denver to Establish Trimble Technology Lab for the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and DENVER, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Colorado, Denver has received a significant gift from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for the College of Engineering, Design and Computing. The gift will also support the Departments or programs in Construction Engineering and Construction Management, Geography & Environmental Sciences, Physics, and Urban and Regional Planning. The lab will expand the university’s access and expertise in a customized suite of construction hardware and software products. 

Trimble’s broad Connected Construction portfolio enables all professionals along the project lifecycle to accelerate project processes—improving productivity, quality, transparency, safety and sustainability, while reducing waste.

The Trimble Technology Lab will provide students enrolled across relevant programs hands-on experience with a wide breadth of Trimble solutions. The lab will expand the university’s access and expertise in project management, architectural and structural analysis, design and engineering, mixed reality, 3D

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Engineering biological pattern formation with synthetic morphogens

KANAZAWA, Japan, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Researchers at Kanazawa University report, in Science how concentration gradients of particular molecules (‘synthetic morphogens’) can be produced in biological systems. Such gradients can be exploited for programming pattern formation, offering the promise of controlled tissue engineering.

Multicellular organisms can grow and develop thanks to so-called morphogens: molecules that provide positional information.  They are produced in a source, from which they diffuse and build up a concentration gradient in their environment.  Nearby cells can ‘read’ this gradient, therefore ‘know’ where they are in the organism and ‘act’ accordingly.  Now, Satoshi Toda from Kanazawa University and colleagues report the successful engineering of a synthetic morphogen system that can be programmed. This achievement not only helps to understand how exactly morphogens encode positional information, but is also promising in the context of engineered tissue formation.

Toda who is a PI at the NanoLSI WPI

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These are the top Australian universities for business and engineering, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

a group of people sitting in front of a building: Campus of the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  (Photo by Rolf Schulten/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Campus of the University of New South Wales (UNSW). (Photo by Rolf Schulten/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 has revealed the best universities across a range of subjects.
  • Among the universities in Australia, the University of Melbourne topped the list for business and economics.
  • The University of New South Wales topped the list for engineering.
  • Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage for more stories.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 has revealed the top universities in the world across a variety of subjects.

The subjects included arts and humanities, law, business and economics, education, engineering and technology and psychology.

There were 729 universities taken into consideration for business and economics, an increase from 632 last year. They were ranked on their performance in business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics.

Globally, Stanford University topped the list, but in Australia,

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Holberton Brings Silicon Valley Caliber Software Engineering Education to Hauts-de-France

Leading project-based coding school now has 14 campuses worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holberton School, the project-based college alternative educating the next generation of software engineers, announced the opening of a campus in Hauts-de-France (HDF). This opening brings Holberton School’s total campus count to 14 worldwide, spanning five continents and seven countries.

Founded by Benjamin Dhellemmes and Benoit Denot, the campus will be strategically located at Europe’s crossroads. The HDF region and Lille Metropolis host more than 70 retailer headquarters like Decathlon, Kiabi, and Auchan. But also 17 startup incubators and 160 e-companies like OVHcloud, Vade Secure, and Showroom-prive. The campus is partnering with local investors, hiring companies, and tech communities, among which are: EuraTechnologies (one of Europe’s largest startup incubators), Jezby Ventures (OVHcloud founder Octave Klaba’s fund), ÏDKIDS Group (a major French retailer), Vade Secure (Global leader in predictive email defense), the French Tech

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