Jobs Are On The Rise – Unemployment Continues to Dip

The latest unemployment reports show that the job market is showing an impressive rebound from its highest unemployment rate of  14% in April 2020.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that as of March 2021, unemployment is currently at 6% and added 916,000 payrolled workers. The manufacturing sector unemployment rate is remaining steady at… Read more »

6 Tips to Advance Your Engineering Career in California

Ready to take the next step in your engineering career?  If so, you’re not alone – and California is one of the best places in the nation to take that step.  Here are six ways to advance your engineering career. Set SMARTer goals. Every goal needs to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Based…. Read more »

Game Changing Additive Manufacturing CAE Coming Soon

Computer-Aided Technologies are constantly evolving and at SoloPoint Solutions, we want to keep an eye out on these new innovations. We came across this great article from Engineering.com that features a new CAE software currently in Beta testing mode that can potentially be a game changer for mechanical engineers who utilize 3D Printing: 3DSIM has… Read more »

Increase Organizational Performance Through a Proactive Hiring Strategy

If you feel as though you’re always under the gun looking for qualified candidates, or you simply want your organization to have a more organized workforce, developing a proactive hiring strategy is key. Not only will it help you reduce your workload over time, but it will also help your company respond swiftly to change… Read more »

Engineers Design Biomedical Sensors and Spacesuit Tools for Astronauts

A new research project announced recently that they are working on developing tools to assist astronauts as they explore space. The study, spearheaded by a $750,000 grant from NASA, took over three years and was a combined effort of the College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, the Electronic Design Laboratory and the College… Read more »

New Solar Panel Materials Development Increases Efficiency, Decreases Costs

We all know how important developing new sources of energy is, and how vital it is to come up with new ways to produce power. As a society, we are desperately reliant on our power sources, and natural resources are becoming limited. In the push to develop a less expensive, more reliable and eco-friendly power… Read more »

Make Smarter Hiring Decisions by Harnessing the Power of Your Staffing Data

We develop hiring processes that are designed to sift through job candidates and hopefully find the person who will be ideal for the position. However, there are many variables and it can be difficult to find the right hire, particularly if you are only using resumes and interviews to make your decision. By collecting, quantifying… Read more »

Timber Construction Advances through Robotic Fabrication

The University of Stuttgart recently announced that they have made great strides in the study of robotic fabrication and timber construction. Together with Kuka, a manufacturer of industrial robot arms and the timber construction and engineering company MüllerBlaustein, the school has come up with exciting new developments that could change the way we fabricate buildings…. Read more »

Engineers Craft Language to Build Synthetic DNA

According to a report found in Nature Nanotechnology recently, engineers have created a new programming language that may make it possible to create synthetic DNA. The scientists behind this study state that it is very similar to creating a programming language like Perl or Java that writes code for a computer, but this new language… Read more »

Top 10 Engineering iPad Apps

As more of us begin to rely on our tablets not only for our own personal use, but also for work, it’s helpful to find the best apps that can make our jobs easier. There are several engineering apps for the iPad that can help automate several daily tasks and make sharing projects much easier…. Read more »