#047 – Today, on this midweek episode, we present very interesting information about one of the most fascinating careers today, mechanical engineering.
Although we start by going over some quick facts about this field of engineering, we quickly dive into some of the most interesting mechanical engineering projects going on today, including, the construction of a mechanical arm to operate on the moon, where temperatures easily drops to 292º Fahrenheit, the work that Purdue University is conducting in its Resilient Extra Terrestrial Habitats Institute, the introduction of advanced augmented reality into the cockpits of military aircrafts so pilots can practice managing different scenarios, and work conducted at MIT that led to the discovery of what makes coronaviruses so infectious and deadly, and the ability to weaken the infectiousness of the virus greatly.
We also covered other valuable areas to students interested in finding out more about mechanical engineering, such as the essential qualities necessary for anyone considering becoming a mechanical engineer, specific about what they do on a daily basis, the courses to take in a bachelor degree program in mechanical engineering, pay, and employment prospects to the year 2029.
There is so much we talked about that we are sure you will find very interesting, even if a career in mechanical engineering is not one for you.
Links mentioned on this episode:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook: Mechanical Engineers
What Mechanical Engineers Do – From Southern New Hampshire University
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME Article: Smart Habitats for Sustained Lunar Living
ASME Article: Cryogenic Lunar Arm for Lunar Missions
ASME Article: Augmenting Air Combat Training
ASME Article: Advancing Battery Technology for Modern Innovations
ASME Article: Mechanical Behavior of Coronaviruses Affects Their Infectivity, Lethality
ASME Article: Spinning a Bandage
ASME Article Search Page: Latest Trends in Mechanical Engineering by Topics
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
California Polytechnic University Pomona – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Brochure
California Polytechnic University Pomona – List of Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
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