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Wilkes Students See Violence in Bangladesh
Times Leader.com

Wilkes Engineering students bring online learning to a remote Bangladesh school of 500 students by building a solar-powered, electricity generating station onsite, weathering political unrest and a monsoon. Their senior project serves as a prototype for introducing Fourth World countries to distant learning. 

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Area's Students Test Their Bridge To Knowledge
Times Leader.com

Wilkes Engineering participated in the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Bridge Building Contest. Engineering Management Program Director, Mr. Robery Taylor, was one of the program's sponsors. Students gained a better understanding of the engineering profession by custom building their own bridges. The competition winner will travel to Chicago in April to participate in the International Bridge Building Contest.

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For Wilkes students, this spring break promises to be electric
Andrew M. Seder
Times Leader.com

Some students choose their spring break destinations based on the amount of sunshine they’ll encounter. A group of six Wilkes University seniors also factored the sun into their plans, but there will be no relaxing — or even running water — on the itinerary.
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Region lacks innnovation
Times Leader.com

Got a great idea for new invention? Get to work and get a patent.
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Wilkes shows cutting-edge robotics
Mark Guydish
Times Leader.com

Moving computer cursors with your eyes, “feeling” skin with a pressure-sensitive robotic arm, guiding cameras and surgical tools with a laptop or joystick … Wilkes University showed off a plethora of cutting-edge medical tools during a special unveiling of the new Metro Surgical Robotics Lab on Thursday.
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Law, engineering firms will be the first for jobs
Steve Mocarsky
Times Leader.com

Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale that underlies much of Northeastern Pennsylvania is expected to create hundreds to thousands of jobs, depending on who’s doing the projections, and have other widespread economic effects.
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What’s Wrong With Engineering Education?
Louis E. Frenzel  
Electronic Design Online

I recently spent a couple of days at the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in Austin, Texas. This event draws roughly 3000 attendees from colleges and universities, mostly from the U.S. While the temperatures outside soared past 100°F, the convention center kept most of us shivering in our boots.
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Most Lucrative College Degrees


Math majors don't always get much respect on college campuses, but fat post-grad wallets should be enough to give them a boost. The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common - math skills. Click here to read more.

Vijay K. Arora, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Lectures Internationally


Professor Vijay K. Arora, Division of Engineering and Physics, was an invited speaker and distinguished lecturer at a number of conferences and instiutions in the Asia Pacific region. Click here to read more
America must create a new ‘brainforce'
NMSI's CEO, Tom Luce.
Op-Ed in the Dallas Business Journal  

Education with a stronger focus on math and science can combat future job losses to overseas rival. Click here to read more
A Nation of Engineers
Joel Achenbach
The Washington Post

Advice to graduates: Become an engineer. Design the future. Become someone who knows how to squeeze energy out of seawater or turn sunlight into electricity for pennies on the kilowatt. Click here to read more.

The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill in America
Tara Weiss

For the second year in a row, engineer is the hardest job to fill in America. Why are engineers so hard to find? "We have whole generations of people loving liberal arts, not going into science and math," says Larry Jacobson, executive director of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Click here to read more

Rodney S. Ridley, Sr., Ph.D. Named Division Director of Engineering and Physics at Wilkes University



Rodney S. Ridley, Sr., Ph.D. has been named Division Director of Engineering and Physics for Wilkes University's College of Science and Engineering. In his new position... Click here to read more

Robots set to take over Wilkes
The Beacon

Robots have often been featured in sci-fi thrillers like the recent film,  I-Robot; but they've also been used more practically in everything from modern medicine to outer space.

Soon, they'll also be featured on campus. Click here to read more
Nano Technology Camp
2+2+2 Program 

Check out a video from last year's summer technology camp. Click here to read more


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