Below you will find archives for all of the articles we’ve published in IEEE Spark regarding advances in technology. Learn about how technology influences sports, how 3D printers are used in healthcare, and interviews with real people working in STEM and making a difference.
Dr. Scott Hollister is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group (STEG).
Dr. Hollister and his collaborators have designed and developed a variety of medical devices utilizing 3D printing, an area in which he has worked for 17 years, publishing his first paper in 1997. Read More
Think of your favorite song. The steady beat, the crescendos, the layered vocals, the way the different pieces fade in and out perfectly. Behind every musical recording you hear is the work of many engineers.Read More
It’s a dark and stormy night. Red and blue revolving lights reflect off the wet brick and highlight the steam rising out of a sewer grate. As the camera pans down we see a sea of police cars and an area cordoned off with yellow police tape. Crime scene investigators snap pictures of every surface, collect samples of blood, paint, and other trace evidence, dust for fingerprints, and bag objects that might be relevant to the investigation. Read More
Imagine traveling through space, hundreds of miles above the Earth. The only thing between you and the cold, dark, space surrounding you is your spacecraft. Suddenly an alarm sounds! There is a problem with one of the control circuits. You and your crew are in serious danger…Read More
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to design air or spacecraft? We’ve interviewed Burt Dicht who spent several years working as an engineer in the aerospace industry. He has worked on such projects as the F- 5E Tiger II, the F20A Tigershark, the F-18E/F Super Hornet, the YF-23A Advanced Tactical Fighter, and the Space Shuttle.Read More