Water has been in the news a lot lately, from California’s historic megadrought, to this month’s five-year anniversary of the Macondo Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Not all of it is grim, however. Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch engineering student, has designed a passive filtration system for the ocean’s garbage patches which, he says, can clear hundreds of millions of pounds of plastic from the ocean over the next 10 years while minimally impacting the wildlife population.
Are you looking for some way to continue your education over the summer? Want some background noise for those hot evenings spent lesson planning or soldering your robot together? It’s About Time put together a great roundup of engineering and education (and engineering education!) podcasts to keep your ears happy and your mind active.
Here are two new income-generating opportunities! One is a scholarship and mentorship opportunity from Revel Systems; the other is an e-team grant competition sponsored by VentureWell.
Here are two new potential resume-builders for you to explore. One is a fellowship from the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) for a student and a faculty member; the other is a student engineering competition sponsored by PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers.