Crossing the Innovation Chasm

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In our increasingly digital world, how quickly organizations can uptake new product design and development competencies, such as systems engineering, dramatically impacts market success. The innovation and development of today’s products can be significantly impacted by the efficiency and effectiveness of systems engineering capabilities available to design and development organizations.

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Draper Aden Associates

At Draper Aden Associates, Lasting Positive Impact is more than a slogan, it represents and embodies our core culture and belief that each day gives us an opportunity to leave our mark on the World. With more than 40 years of experience providing civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering, surveying and subsurface utility engineering, site planning and engineering, and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, we more than just a set of plans; we are a way to achieve.

OTHER ARTICLES

On Engineering in Crisis: Strategizing and Finding Consistency

Article | April 16, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we invite you to join us for a short-form blog series on how SWE Members are navigating the world amidst COVID-19. In this third blog, we are pleased to feature Tuyet-Hanh Schnell from South New Jersey. Today, we are pleased to feature Tuyet-Hanh Schnell from South New Jersey. These blogs will showcase how different SWE members are engineering their lives during this fluid and ever-changing environment.

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4 Ways to Curb Distracted Workers

Article | April 16, 2020

Earlier this month was National Day of Unplugging. Around the globe, people took a 24-hour detox from technology in order to connect more with the people around them. Naturally, the challenge took place from Friday night to Saturday night, because most people are unable to unplug at work. Or are they? We tend to think of the work environment as somewhere where technology is good. We need it in order to get our jobs done. The average office worker will spend almost 1,700 hours a year in front of a computer screen-and office workers will spend an average of a whopping six and a half hours a day at their computer or laptop.

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Technologies and STEM-trends in education

Article | April 16, 2020

In education, the term STEM is often used – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. This is a modern teaching methodology using programs that prepares students for successful employment and contributes to the acquisition of skills in technology, mathematics, and science. This approach combines the natural science component and innovative technology. So, technologies are used even in the study of creative, artistic disciplines. For example, the study of musicians takes place using computer programs to create musical works.

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ENGINEERING TECH

'Securing the talent of the future will not be the same as the past'

Article | April 16, 2020

writing this piece, there are hundreds of thousands of vacancies in the job market and companies closing or reducing service levels because they cannot get enough people. Yet at the same time, there are also hundreds of thousands of people at home because they are still on the furlough scheme. That such a position could exist – and be correct policy - shows how the job market has been turned upside down by the pandemic. The issue of skills in the workforce has not been so critical for many years. When it comes to the workforce we need, the UK has not been growing its own for many years. That is compounded by restricted international movements from both the pandemic and changing politics. The very nature of the skills required are changing, too.

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Draper Aden Associates

At Draper Aden Associates, Lasting Positive Impact is more than a slogan, it represents and embodies our core culture and belief that each day gives us an opportunity to leave our mark on the World. With more than 40 years of experience providing civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering, surveying and subsurface utility engineering, site planning and engineering, and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, we more than just a set of plans; we are a way to achieve.

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