Now in Globalization
Making Engineers: A Chat with Dale Dougherty
Dale Dougherty is in the center of a new movement. Having founded both Make Magazine and the Maker Faire he has galvanized and interconnected like minded “makers.” In this Q&A Dougherty discusses the relationship between making and engineering.
Thomas L. Friedman told an ASME audience that globalization and the information technology revolution have converged, leading to a hyper-connected world. He also spoke about energy and standards.
In Benin and elsewhere in Africa, rural villagers depend on the fruit of the giant baobab tree as a much-needed cash crop. But processing the large fruit is laborious and time consuming. Now, working with a women's cooperative in Benin, a group of Penn State University engineering students has simplified the task by developing a machine that separates the pulp from the seeds.