Engineering Employment Articles in Iowa
| Technically Speaking - PlanGrid: Making Construction Digital
by Ryan Sutton-Gee and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Though the construction industry lives in the physical world, paper plans and blueprints were a costly aspect to its old school ways. Ryan Sutton-Gee, COO and co-founder of PlanGrid, talks about the creation and development of PlanGrid as a benefit to the construction field. He explains to Tim Muma how PlanGrid took advantage of new technology to save companies time, money and frustration while helping a traditional discipline...
| Technically Speaking - Twist Bioscience: Faster Synthetic DNA and the Impact Across Industries
by Emily Leproust and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
It's no secret the immense value technological advances have brought to a variety of industries. Twist Bioscience is at the forefront of creating synthetic DNA more quickly, making it readily available to companies across countless fields - including food and medicine. Dr. Emily Leproust, founder and CEO of Twist Bioscience, gives Tim Muma all the details on how her company fills voids and makes organizations more viable to gi...
| Job Search Guide - Skilled Trades Worker Shortage: Opportunities Abound
by Craig Mech and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
For a number of reasons, the skilled trades have taken a sizable hit in recent years, struggling to find qualified workers to fill tons of necessary positions. Craig Mech, VP of manufacturing for GSI Technologies, gives Tim Muma the lowdown on how companies in the skilled trade industries have been hurt. He discusses how education and misconceptions have played a role, and gives listeners some ways to turn this trend around. C...
| I Want to Be a - Civil Engineer
by Brad Aldrich and Tim Muma - Jul, 2013
Large projects that include things like roads, buildings and water systems are carefully designed and created to effectively utilize space and be functional for society. Before and during construction, every phase is analyzed to consider a number of factors, ensuring the best setup. This is the work of civil engineers like Brad Aldrich, President of Aldrich and Elliot, who describes to Tim Muma the steps it takes to get into t...
Digital Transformation Comes to a University Near You
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
A recent survey of 600 American and European IT decision-makers done by my partner Xerox shows that the time to go fully digital is now, but most organizations still aren’t ready. Survey respondents predicted an average of only nine percent of key business and office processes will run on paper in the next two years, but more than half admitted that their organizations’ processes are still largely paper-based today, and abo...
Building Business Within a Community
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
The seeds of community can be critical when it comes to choosing a location for a new brick-and-mortar business, and small-business owners are likely to rely on personal connections to develop and sustain a strong customer base. Local ownership and even word of mouth, however, only go so far. Physical businesses should continually remind the community of their existence and engage in community outreach to help ensure a pipe...
5 Healthy Snacks to Take to Work
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
The food that you eat during the workday can have a significant impact on how you feel and how effectively you are able to perform. It’s definitely important to take a lunch break, and there are plenty of great ideas for healthy lunches you can take to work that can keep you from having to eat in restaurants too often. It’s also a good idea, though, to keep some healthy snacks on hand – either in your desk or in your office re...
Four Careers in Engineering Requiring a 2-Year Degree
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is forecasting plenty of jobs in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. Many of these STEM jobs with increasing number of job openings are in the Engineering sector. When people hear about engineering jobs, they typically do not think about careers that require only a 2-year college degree. Most people think that all engineering professions require a 4-year degre...
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