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Who Invented That? – Soda Can P...

In 1959, Ernie Fraze was out on a picnic when he realized he forgot a can opener for the drinks.During this time, soda cans had to be opened the way tomato cans are today. With no tools at his disposal, he pried open the drinks with a car bumper. Not too long after, Fraze solved [...]

Seven Engineers You Might Not Know Wh...

It’s all too easy to forget how much impact engineers have on our day-to-day lives. From the time you wake up and turn on the lights to the time you take off your glasses before bed, engineers have touched essentially everything you came in contact with throughout your day. To honor these engineers and their [...]

Engineering the Perfect Pint

In recent years, the craft brewing industry in North Carolina has exploded. From the various local breweries popping up in every county, to the 144 NC beers available at the record-breaking Raleigh Beer Garden, a locally brewed pint is never too far away. In early 2017, Kris and Dana Bengtson played an integral role in [...]

The Industrial Internet of Things: Ar...

Think back 18 years ago. That’s when the movie “Smart House” was released. The idea that a house have self-locking doors and talking appliances seemed too good to ever be true. Today, technology has come so far that “smart house” is a common term used in the home building industry and Samsung just announced their [...]

Five Reasons Engineers Should Volunte...

Let’s be honest, with so much going on in our personal and professional lives, it may seem unrealistic to add more responsibility by joining a club or organization. However, when you look at benefits of joining, getting involved may actually start to swing in your favor. Since most organizations are volunteer-based, it’s likely that all [...]

Finding the Right Partner for Your Ne...

We’ve all had that business partner who’s a pleasure to work with and makes our job a breeze. But unfortunately, we’ve also worked with the individuals that somehow make life harder. When it comes to choosing an outsourced engineering or process controls partner, it’s vital that you choose someone who’s both qualified for the project [...]