Using 3D Printing to Build Structures and Self-Sufficiency in the Navy and Marine Corps

All branches of the armed forces have a watchword central to their core missions: self-sufficiency. Because soldiers venture into some of the world’s harshest environments – foreign battlefields, or deep in the ocean aboard a ship or submarine – they often lack support from others, and from equipment and supplies to help them in a needed situation: to create structures or make repairs to an existing one. Read more

Effecting Change at Work, or How to Engineer a Better Outcome

“The only thing that is constant is change.” Heraclitus 500BCE I live and work in what is known as “Silicon Valley.” Not really any different than any other densely populated industrial high-tech area, other than the fact that just like the Hollywood of the 1930’s, Silicon Valley has a national reputation for “opportunity.” If you have an idea for a service or a product that might fill a need (even if it is a very narrow niche need), there is enough money floating locally to create a “startup.” Read more

How to Prepare Yourself to Study Design in School

If you’re thinking of studying design in school, you’ll want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of gaining a place in a good course. If you’re aiming high, you may want to do everything you can to secure a seat at one of these prestigious institutions and elevate your career prospects. Most courses are non-specific in what subjects prospective pupils study in high school, though some may ask for a top grade in an art or design related subject, which could include art, design and technology, graphic communication, textile design or photography.  Read more