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Teaching Young Girls to be Engineers

                            In the field of engineering only about 11% of engineers are women. Everything around us is created and designed, from your smartphone to your doorknob. We need engineers to keep everything efficient and moving forward. Likewise, it is important to create more […]

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Makers, Reshoring and the Future of American Manufacturing

As globalization has become more and more prevalent in America’s economy, motivation to move production and manufacturing overseas has grown. Offshoring often offers cheaper labor with less restrictions in foreign countries as opposed to the United States. However, while this trend may mean higher profit for companies, it can also mean less jobs for American […]

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The Apple Watch- Just an Extension of the iPhone?

The Apple Watch seems to be the most fashion-forward product Apple has put out, yet despite boasting many fancy features, is it just an extension of the iPhone?      The Apple Watch is aiming to satisfy its variety of loyal customers by giving them the choice to customize their own watch. Starting at $349, […]

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2015 Chicago Auto Show

The annual Chicago Auto Show opened to the public at McCormick Place this past weekend. Thousands of attendees filed into the convention center to get a glimpse of newly designed models and concepts from the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. Chicago’s autoshow boasts the titles of the largest and longest running auto show, with […]

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The Hyperloop’s Transition from Science-Fiction to Reality

Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s idea of the Hyperloop has received funding for $8.5 million and plans to raise an additional $80 million in 2015 alone. His idea, which to many seems crazy and fantasy-like, is being backed by many big names that don’t think he’s so crazy. The Hyperloop […]

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Space X Launches Privatized Space Travel into the Mainstream

Space travel, the next frontier, has largely been a governmental expedition to this point in history. SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk are working to privatize this process and successfully transition space travel and explorati...
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Female Designers Aim to Promote Universal Design

Women in design are working towards one common goal, to turn design and engineering into universal design. They concentrate on design equality, not just for males and females, but also for people with disabilities and the elde...
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Enjoy Your Vices at Berrista Coffee

Most coffee shops create items that are full of sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and additives, so what about one that tries to do the opposite and use natural ingredients? Berrista Coffee, located in Old Irving Park...
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Chicago’s Best Winter Rooftop

Chicago’s largest rooftop, the IO Urban Roofscape, located inside of the Godfrey Hotel (127 W. Huron St., Chicago, 312-649-2000), has become a hit amongst Chicagoans, even in the cold. In the summer, rooftops are in abundance...
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Meet iSketchnote, Your Portable Digital Drafting Device

If creativity is the center of human development, then ISKN‘s iSketchnote has truly expanded and optimized the horizons of our imaginations. In the past, companies such as Wacom have provided the means to use pens to touc...
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Champion Cup Series Mid-West Awards Ceremony

Delavan, WI January 17th, 2015: Design Engine’s race team was awarded 1st place finish in the overall point standings for the CCS Midwest region with Bart Brejcha at the helm. From the generous hospitality of Crew Chief B...
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