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Gender in the Global Research Landscape: Focus on Engineering

on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 17:32

By Marilynn Larkin 

Gender diversity issues pervade all scientific disciplines in all key arenas, including the workplace, publishing and leadership/innovation. In a recent Engineering Village webinar, Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier’s Vice President, Global Academic Relations and co-chair of Elsevier's Gender Working Group, and Nita Patel, founder of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference and Systems and Software Engineering Director at L-3 Warrior Systems, explored the issues and highlighted initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality.

Elsevier is keenly

Navigating Your Engineering Career Path: A Unique Strategy

on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 01:30

By Marilynn Larkin

Work…family…career planning…hobbies. How can you take that dream engineering job and ensure you don’t put the rest of your life on hold or on the back burner? Dr. Christine Grant, Academic Resilience Strategist, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement at the North Carolina State College of Engineering shows you how in Engineering Village’s Navigating Your Engineereing Career Path webinar, now archived and available for viewing free of charge.         

Dr.

Get the most out of Engineering Village with the new Get Started tutorials

on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:15

‘’These five quick paced, fun videos cover search options in Engineering Village that grab students’ attention and gets out that all important message of using quality research with just a few clicks to save time.You can use this in the classroom, at the reference desk and it’s also great for virtual reference. I recommend you check it out!’’

Bonnie Osif, Engineering Librarian at Penn State University                

Time - we all want more of it!  If you are new to using Engineering Village, want a quick refresher or are responsible for training others, our Getting Started program can easily

Faster and easier modifying of searches on Engineering Village

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 12:47

We've recently introduced an important enhancement that makes search refinement faster and more efficient in Engineering Village. Previously, you would revert back to the search page to modifyyour most recent search. Now, a search form on the top of the results page makes search modifications easier.This new search form eliminates the need to take the extra step of clicking the back arrow to the original search form when editing a search.  Additionally, terms and concepts within the search results list can be consulted as you modify your queries.

As a result, less time is needed to modify

Engineering Village Releases New, Improved Record Sharing

on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 17:29

 

Share the knowledge contained in Engineering Village with other experts in your field by leveraging our new and improved record sharing feature. We've streamlined the ability to share records whether via email or by embedding a record link on a website or blog.

How it works:

We've combined the Share and Email buttons on the Record Abstract and Record Detail pages in order to provide all sharing choices within a single menu for your ease of use.  From the Share menu, simply copy your link and paste it within a blog post, website etcetera.

Do Female Engineering Students Need Training in Handling Sexism/Ageism?

on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 18:00

By Marilynn Larkin

The answer is “yes,” according to two Drexel University engineering students—and these young women are not alone:  a recent MIT study found that, in the United States, “20% of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, but only 13% of the engineering workforce is female.” This statistic may be due, at least in part, to the study’s findings that “women often feel marginalized, especially during internships, other summer work opportunities, or team-based educational activities,” which may serve as a catalyst for leaving engineering when it’s time to embark on a

Physician Engineers: A New Breed of Professionals

on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:53

By Marilynn Larkin

What do point-of-care diagnostics, organs-on-chips and pacemakers have in common? They’re all products of interdisciplinary collaborations, and team members usually include physicians, who provide input on what’s needed in the clinic, and engineers, who help design and develop the devices. Recognizing the power of such collaborations, the IEEE launched the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine a few years back “to support the movement of biotechnological innovations from idea to clinical trials and commercialization.”

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Engineering Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M

Now, Texas A&M University in

Easily identify grant funding organizations and discover collaborators with three new grant funding fields in Engineering Village

on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 22:34

Whether you wish to pursue grants for a specific area of research or need help in identifying funding organizations and discovering collaborators, our three new grant funding fields allow you to quickly search for engineering research related to a specific funding agency or funded project.  

How it works:

1) Grant Funding Acronym 2) Grant Funding Number 3) Grant Funding Sponsor

  • Identify new sources of research funding
  • Learn more about previous research funded by an organization
  • Track funded researchers and institutions​


Results page in Facets

  1. Search Compendex
  2. In the Facets area of the Results

Join our Engineering Academic Challenge webinar, September 21st

on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 18:04

The all-new 2016 Engineering Academic Challenge - developed by students for students is launching in October.  We invite you to register for our informational webinar on September 21, 2016  at 10:00 a.m. EDT to learn the key benefits in playing the Engineering Academic Challenge at your university.

The Engineering Academic Challenge is an immersive, 5-week interactive problem-set competition, featuring weekly thematic engineering challenges built around five transdisciplinary themes inspired by the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges.

The challenge question sets were developed

New engineering research: Knovel content now added to the Engineering Village platform!

on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 22:54

Engineering Village announced today a new Knovel integration on the Engineering Village platform. Customers who subscribe to both Compendex and Knovel, can now search and locate Knovel book, journal and conference proceedings on Engineering Village and link to Knovel for full-text access! 

All Knovel subject areas are covered, although access to full-text records on Knovel is dependent on your subscription level.The inclusion of Knovel.com in Engineering Village will further help your engineers, engineering students, faculty and researchers achieve the following:

  • Identify research topics

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