As you wake up and go to work today, you will most likely use your car to drive to work, your computer to check your email, your smart phone to make a few phone calls, an elevator to move from floor to floor, and a coffee maker in the break room to brew a pot of morning coffee. It all seems perfectly normal and probably even a bit mundane. But despite the normality of it all, what you probably don’t even realize is the different types of engineering that went into each aspect of your daily routine. Designers, computer tech engineers, car designers, the bridge and even small electronic designers all put their products through a design and testing process that perfects the final product. More than ever, an online engineering degree for different fields has become a relevant way to make your own mark in the world, and quite possibly, become a part of someone’s daily routine.
As a child, John Halamka was passionate about science and electronics. In 4th grade, he presented a home-built Van de Graff generator at his school science fair and took home first place honors. Fast forward 30 some years, and Halamka, now Dr. Halamka is the chief information officer at Harvard medicine school. Dr. Halamka is not only the acting CIO, but is also a practicing emergency-ward physician and electronic health records advisor for the Obama administration.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a well known non-profit sponsor of education grants and initiatives. Recently, the Gates Foundation has teamed up with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and four other education non-profits to fund and promote a new education initiative that takes aim at poor national graduation rates with the “development and use of online learning tools.”
A prototype voting website, developed by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, that allows military personnel and overseas voters to cast election ballot online has been hacked by UM students. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics recently asked outsiders to try and find defects in the system which officials had hoped to use for the upcoming November election.