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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...
the prop: A hard hat. “I really love being part of the company I’m working at. … I’ve been working on bridges since the beginning of my career.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

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PROJECT MANAGER/STRUCTURAL ENGINEER – STEERE ENGINEERING INC. Where do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I love what I am doing. I would like to...
DESIGNS ON SUCCESS: Patricia Steere, center, founder and CEO of Steere Engineering, has enjoyed a career as a literal bridge builder, pioneering the first network-arch bridge erected in the United States. She is pictured with structural engineers Nicole Richard and Peter Gagnon. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Steere engineers innovative path to success

Industry Leader, Technical Services | Patricia Steere, Steere Engineering Inc. Providence commuters see the handiwork of Patricia Steere, engineer and CEO at Steere Engineering...
PROACTIVE: Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, speaks with Alycia Mosley Austin, associate director, interdisciplinary neuroscience program associate dean, recruitment and diversity initiatives. Zawia and other administrators sent welcoming messages to international student applicants to counter the unwelcoming messages from the Trump administration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown, URI grad schools see engineering growth

When the administration of President Donald Trump placed Iran on a list of countries that would be subject to increased traveler scrutiny, including a...
FOLLOWING INNOVATION: Larry Larson, dean of engineering at Brown University, says students are showing increased interest in biomedical engineering due to recent innovations in the field.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I., nation churning out more engineers

The U.S. has dramatically increased the number of graduates with engineering doctorates, more than at any time in the past 30 years, according to...

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