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ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY'S new $13.8 million School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management building is set to open Wednesday when students return to campus. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU’s new engineering and construction management lab building to open Wednesday

BRISTOL – Engineering and computer science students returning to Roger Williams University from winter break this week will start taking classes and do lab...
Suzanne Fogarty

Making the case for STEAM, not STEM

If you looked up at the sky on Oct. 19, 2019, you might have caught sight of history being made somewhere among the stars....

BETA Group Announces Leadership Transition, D’Alesio Named President & COO

BETA Group, Inc., a leading New England engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm, has elected Joseph D’Alesio, PE to the role of President and...

Women’s Transportation Seminar names Pare Corp. 2019 Employer of the Year

AMY ARCHER is an engineer at Lincoln-based engineering firm Pare Corp., which was recently awarded the 2019 Employer of the Year Award from the...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

FRANK ZAINO, 35

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: FRANK ZAINO | 35 ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL, CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT CORP. What is the best advice you have ever received? Don’t carry your mistakes...

Wright-Pierce Welcomes Louis Ragozzino as Regional Group Leader

Louis Ragozzino, PE, has joined Wright-Pierce as a Regional Group Leader in the company’s Providence office. Wright-Pierce is an environmental/civil infrastructure engineering firm with...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, based in Newport, announced a dual-degree program with Washington University in St. Louis targeting prospective engineers. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Salve Regina, Washington University collaborate on engineering dual degree

NEWPORT - Salve Regina University, in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, is launching a dual-degree, five-year engineering program. Graduates of the program will...
SEAL APPROVAL: Michael Kenney, co-founder and president of Building Enclosure Science, tests the front wall of a condominium complex in Chelsea, Mass., to see if there is moisture inside the walls, part of a test to make sure the building is keeping out the rain.
 / COURTESY BUILDING ENCLOSURE SCIENCE

Building Enclosure Science extends old buildings’ useful years

Fastest Growing Companies | $250,000-$5M | 1st place CEO (or equivalent): Charles Antone, co-founder and chief operating officer 2017 Revenue: $2,597,422 2015 Revenue: $556,478 Revenue growth: 366.8% Old buildings,...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: University of Rhode Island assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering Gretchen Macht and a team of student researchers are using a state grant this summer to design something that would improve voter wait times, using queuing theory and facilities layout. From left, URI graduate students in system engineering Nicholas Bernardo, of North Haven, Conn., and James Houghton, of Holtsville, N.Y.; Macht; and URI mechanical engineering junior Ahmad Siddiqi, of Lincoln.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

When opinions won’t solve the problem

Engineers are problem-solvers. But is there an engineering solution to long lines at the voting precincts? A professor of industrial and systems engineering at...

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