Team Daedalus From Southern California Goes To National Robotics Competition

On April 19th to the 22nd, a group of students from Escondido Charter High School (ECHS)–dubbed Team Daedalus–participated in the national championship of the FIRST Robotics Challenge in Houston, Texas after winning the San Diego Regional. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Challenge aims to promote interest in science and… Read more »

Should You Go With Injection Molding or 3D Printing?

Injection Molding and 3D Printing are the two most popular processes for prototyping. But how to know which one is better for the product you’re designing? — This is a common question for Mechanical Engineers and Designers. This article from Creative Mechanism, a Pennsylvania-based engineering firm specializing in prototyping for the consumer market, details out… Read more »

Technical Questions Hiring Managers Ask In Interviews

Job interview questions will differ based on the interviewer’s preference, but for technical positions such as Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineers, hiring managers tend to be creative so that they can better target the skills and expertise they are looking for in a candidate. Here are some examples of those out-of-the-box technical interview questions: 1…. Read more »

Attending an Engineer Industry Event? 6 Essential Things You Must Do

Industry events offer excellent opportunities to network, discover new job opportunities, and learn more about the trends and research that are shaping the future of engineering.  To get the most out of an engineering event, add these essential tasks to your to-do list: Prepare your “sound bite.” Before the day of the event, prepare to… Read more »

Top Ways Your Company Can Benefit from an Employee Wellness Program (and How to Implement One!)

Like other company initiatives designed to benefit workers, an employee wellness program must be designed well in order to be beneficial.  When a wellness program is designed and executed for success, it can offer significant benefits to your staff and your business goals. How Companies Benefit From (Well-Crafted) Wellness Plans When a company’s wellness plan… Read more »

Picking a Recruiting Firm: 5 Mistakes that Could Cost You Great Engineering Jobs

Choosing a recruiting firm is an important decision.  A recruiting firm that provides a poor fit for your career goals may offer little support, or may continually direct you to job openings that are unsuitable for your aspirations. To ensure you choose the right recruiting firm for your needs, it’s important to avoid these five… Read more »

SolidWorks World 2017 Highlights New SolidWorks Features

Each year, SolidWorks World holds the biggest gathering of CAD users, primarily Mechanical Engineers, Designers and Drafters. This year, SolidWorks World was held in Los Angeles, CA and was attended by over 5000 CAD enthusiasts where they were able to see first-hand the new SolidWorks additions. Here are some features that were highlighted at the… Read more »

Hiring Team Can’t Agree on a Candidate? Here’s What to Do

Having two or more outstanding candidates from which to choose is an enviable position.  Less enviable is the situation in which the candidates are outstanding, but the hiring team is deadlocked on which one to hire. Here are some suggestions for resolving a hiring team conflict over which candidate to hire: Put emotions aside. You… Read more »

Top Reasons You Should Consider Relocating for an Engineering Job

Engineers in California have a number of opportunities to apply for and land new positions.  Often, however, a job opening will require you to relocate, even if you’re staying within the same state. If you’re looking for a new engineering position and would like to stay in California, you may still need to consider whether… Read more »