Sunday, January 5, 2020
Watch Our Virtual Seminar with Boeing Boeing and PowerToFly recently partnered to present a virtual seminar for engineers on January 30th. You probably know Boeing as the worlds largest aerospace company. Theyre also a leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Every day, their employees build the future.Click here to watch the virtual seminarThe panel of Boeing speakers, which was moderated by PowerToFlys CoFounder Katharine Zaleski, includedLinda Hapgood, Chief Operating Officer for a brand new company that Boeing is starting-up, along with their partner, Safran, to produce a new Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for aircraftCalsee Hendrickson, Director of Future Cabin DevelopmentOralia Vallejo, Director of Advanced Technology, Processes, Tools and EnvironmentFollow Boeing to receive exclusive event invitations, job matches, and mora updates.Related Articles Around the Web Boeing One of the biggest challenges in almost all industries today is achieving gender parity. Gender diversity provides huge benefits in the workplace. pWhile some industries have made significant advancements in gender diversity, some industries lag further behind... and the construction industry is well-known for being in the latter category. If someone says, construction workers, youll likely picture a group of men in yellow hard hats analyzing an architects plans or laying bricks on top of a scaffold. And men at work signs only help to reinforce this image.pThis stereotype is rooted in reality. When was the last time you actually spotted a woman on a construction site? Or hired a female plumber or carpenter? Your answer is most likely never. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statisticsreports that only 3.4% of the total of 8.3 million construction employees are women.pBut the construction industry has a lot more to offer than steel-toed boots and hard hats, and it needs women to help advance the industry in this era of rapid change. Here are 5 reasons why women joining the workforce or looking to make a pivot should consider a career in construction.h21. Fuel Innovation/h2pNot only is diversity the socially and morally right thing to do, but it is also actually an excellent business strategy. pResearch presented in the Harvard Business Reviewshows that diverse teams develop more innovative ideas. This is further supported by a study conducted by Gallupon the performance of gender-diverse teams versus single-gender teams, which found that the difference in backgrounds and perspectives led to better business performance and problem-solving. h22. Capitalize on Demand/h2pThe construction industry is currently experiencing a labor shortage. The industry itself is booming and projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries, with total spending projected to exceed $1.45 trillion in 2023/a. How ever, most construction companies are unable to meet the rising demand. pAccording to the Associated General Contractors of America/a, more than 80% of contractors are experiencing difficulties filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce.pAnd demand isnt limited to individual contributor roles. Given the industry boom, there are a number of open stable and high-paying roles (any project managers out there?) waiting for the right candidateh23. Leadership Opportunities/h2pAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics/a, women compose only 7.7% of the total 1 million managerial positions in construction.br/pBut given the highly collaborative nature of construction work, more women in leadership roles would help drive innovation and enhance productivity.Furthermore, as a woman in construction in a leadership position, youd have the unique opportunity to drive change for the industry and make it a more attractive option for other women.h24. High-Inc ome Potential/h2pSalaries for many skilled positions in construction are on the rise, making a construction career a prime choice for women looking for a high-paying job,pThe 2018 Construction Craft Salary Surveyconducted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research revealed that salaries for many skilled craft areas are increasing. Project managers and project supervisors topped the list at $92,523 and $88,355, respectively. The next set of highest-paying jobs include those of combo welders ($71,067), instrumentation technicians ($70,080), pipe welders ($69,222), power line workers ($68,262) and industrial electricians ($67,269). Of the 32 categories of workers in the survey, 19 positions earned an average salary of $60,000 or higher.h25. Sense of accomplishment/h2p The construction industry can give employees a unique sense of achievement. Yes, the job is stressful and the work can be demanding, but nothing beats the feeling of being able to build something from the ground up. pHow many professionals in other industries can point at a school, a hospital, or a skyscraper and say I helped build that?pThe construction industry has a long way to go in combating gender bias and supporting women in the workforce, but given the current demand for workers, theres no better time to pick up a sledgehammer (figurative or literal) and smash the gender stereotypes plaguing the construction industry.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Most Workers Not in Their Dream Jobs, USA Network Poll Finds Most Workers Not in Their Dream Jobs, USA Network Poll Finds unterstellung findings reflect that many Americans feel trapped in their jobs, said legendary Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, who is the host of The Moment. As someone who went from working in a grocery store to ultimately becoming an NFL quarterback, I encourage everybody to follow their dreams. The key to being happy in your job and life is to find your passion and live it. Its never too late to rewrite your life story.The poll found that over half of American workers are too afraid to switch careers and 42 percent cite family obligations as an unpassable obstacle for pursuing a dream career. Older women were found to most likely be too afraid to switch careers (61 percent) while younger men were least likely (48 percent). Young men were found to also be most likely (89 percent) to take their dream job should it be offered.The most desirable jobs Americans repor ted in the survey included pro athlete (11 percent), actor (10 percent), CEO (10 percent), and chef (9 percent). The occupations of teacher, pilot, artist, and doctor each garnered 8 percent of the vote.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Practical Answers to Common Career Planning QuestionsPractical Answers to Common Career Planning QuestionsIf you are in the midst of choosing a career or are contemplating whether tochange to a different one, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the career planning advice out there. Who can blame you? Theres so much of it Take a deep breath for your mind will soon be put at ease. Here are practical answers to all your questions. Career Satisfaction There is a different answer to that question for every individual. What you may love about a career may not make me feel the saatkorn way about it. Thats why it is so important to learn about your own values, interests, personality, and aptitudes and find a career that is a good match based on that information. As Long as I Make a Lot of Money... If a particular career isnt a good match for you, for example, it isnt suitable for someone with your personality, it wont matter how much you earn, you still wont be happy. Earning s are important to many people, but it must be considered in conjunction with all the other aspects of a particular occupation, for example, the job duties, the opportunities for advancement, the way it utilizes your hard skills and soft skills. Hating Your Job You have to ask yourself whether you hate the actual work you do or the place where you are doing it. Its often difficult to separate one from the other. For example, lets say youre a dog groomer. You love bathing and trimming your furry clients, but your boss wont stop barking orders at you. Thats a problem with your job. Before you decide to find another occupation, look for a job at a different shop. The same advice applies if your boss doesnt give you as much responsibility as you can handle or doesnt offer you the opportunity to advance. Doing More With Your Life Its sometimes easy to get attached to a particular employer- the bond with your coworkers and even your boss may be strong. There is such a thing as being too comfortable if that keeps you from progressing as far as you want. If you have no room to grow, it may be time to explore other opportunities. Try to think about what youd do if your current employer closed shop and you had to look for work elsewhere. Would you be able to find a job that utilized your skills and experience? When Others Say You Can Do Better You should ask yourself why youre worrying about what others think if you are happy. If you enjoy your work and feel fulfilled, then you can rest easy. You dont have to do anything you dont want to do. Its your life after all. You may, however, want to ask your parents (or significant other, friends, etc.) why they think you should change jobs. Perhaps they dont realize how fulfilled you are with your current situation and are just worried youve become complacent or are afraid to make a change. Best Careers Lists You should never choose a career simply because it appears on one of those lists. While it is important to consider job outlookwhile evaluating whether a particular occupation is right for you, the fact that it has a promising future doesnt necessarily mean it is. Job outlook varies over time- what is a hot career now may cool off in the future. Make sure the occupation is a good fit for you. Taking a Chance As emphasized previously, job outlooks change. They can worsen, or they can become better. Do some investigative work to figure out why your dream career appears to be on the decline. That might be able to tell you whether the outlook is going to get worse or if there is a chance it could recover. A decline due to economic trends may turn around, but one due to technological advancements will probably continue its downward trajectory. Following Your Passion It is wonderful if you can have a career about which you are passionate, but it is very important to be realistic about your chances of succeeding. You have to ask yourself some very hard questions Are you talented enough to succeed?Are you willing to pay your dues, perhaps taking small roles if you are an actor or playing for a minor league team if you are an athlete?Are you competitive by nature because you will have to be?Are you able to take rejection, because you probably will?Do you have a plan for supporting yourself while you pursue your dreams, for example waiting tables?
Saturday, December 21, 2019
3D-Printed Drugs What Does the Future Hold 3D-Printed Drugs What Does the Future Hold In August 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Companys SPRITAM levetiracetam for oral use in treating epileptic seizures. Whats mora, SPRITAM is manufactured using a 3D printing process to produce a porous formulation that rapidly disintegrates with a sip of liquid. This is the first time a drug product manufactured by 3D printing technology has been approved by the FDA.Aprecia achieved this using a proprietary technology platform that combines formulation science with the unique manufacturing capabilities of 3D printing. This allows the manufacture of medicines that rapidly disintegrate with a sip of liquid even at high dose loadsgood news for millions of people who have difficulty swallowing pills. Aprecia holds an exclusive license for pharmaceutical applications using this 3D printing technology, which could ultimately reduce the overall cost of dru g manufacturing by eliminating steps, improving throughput, and reducing the manufacturing footprint.Thomas G. West, chemical engineer, project director, and manager of intellectual property for Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company, discusses their ZipDose technology in more detail and how it may impact drug manufacturing in the future.ASME Why didyur companypursue 3D-printing for this drug?West 3D printing enables the creation of new physical structures that can exhibit new or different functionality. For SPRITAM, we used 3D printing to create unitary porous structures that readily disperse in the mouth in response to a sip of liquid, regardless of size of the units. The result is a premeasured solid dosage form of a high-dose medicine that does not need to be swallowed intact.How ZipDose technology works. Image ZipDoseWe believe this type of dosage form may be most helpful to specific patient segments that often have swallowing difficulties, including children, the elderly, and those d ealing with the complications of stroke, Alzheimers disease, head and neck tumors, and certain other neurological disorders.Was there anything about the drug that made it especially favorable for 3D printing?Formulation and material science are integral components of adapting material sets to the 3D-printing process. When combined with appropriately selected excipients, the active ingredient levetiracetam exhibits desirable particle properties amenable to the powder spreading and liquid printing steps of our manufacturing process. Its high solubility in water set the tone for formulation strategy in attaining the right balance of handling and dispersion properties for the finished drug product. Solubility in water is not a requirement of the process, but does impact decisions on excipient selection.Although these properties were helpful in our lead product candidate, they areue not uniq or exclusive to levetiracetam. We believe there is a wide range of active pharmaceutical ingredie nts that can be formulated for use in this process.How does 3D printing of SPRITAM enhance the patient experience?Many people are familiar with some type of um ein haar melt tablet made by other techniques. Often these are small in size and dosage (for example, under 50 mg) and larger units may disperse in the mouth more slowly than the smaller ones. In our experience, few products are offered above 100 mg in strength. ZipDose dosage forms do not have a tradeoff between size and speed, accommodating very large doses of medicine (up to 1,000 mg) and still dispersing in the mouth within seconds when taken with just a sip of liquid.This breakthrough will enable some of the largest tablets and capsules to be offered in a fast-melt format for the very first time, providing a new dosing vorkaufsrecht for patients who may struggle with swallowing large tablets or capsules intact.What innovative aspects of this breakthrough would be of interest to mechanical engineers?Many engineers may be more familiar with other types of 3D printing, such as fused deposition modeling or stereolithography, and the progression from use in appearance or concept models to use in functional mechanical parts.From this perspective, several aspects of our work may be interesting. The process we use has two material inputs powder and liquid. Sometimes referred to as binder jetting onto powder, it comprises an alternating sequence of spreading thin layers of powder and selectively depositing droplets of liquid to bind the powder together, building the part vertically and forming each new layer upon the preceding layers. It can use a variety of materials in addition to polymers, including small molecule organic compounds, and thermal exposure of these materials is limited.The materials we use are customary in pharmaceutical formulations, but their deployment in the process is deliberate and unique. Rather than making highly dense parts, for ZipDose units we very selectively bind the powder tog ether while maintaining a high degree of porosity. In the end, the density of the finished part roughly resembles that of the starting powder in bulk, but at a local level the powder particles have become a physically interconnected network that can be packaged, shipped, and administered to a patient.What surprised company scientists the most during research and development?One of the biggest surprises was the amount of drug that could be incorporated in this type of dosage form. ur early work looked at smaller strengths in the 10 mg to 300 mg range and moved up from there over time. Using a drug in the cardiometabolic space as a model compound, we first demonstrated dose loading up to 1,000 mg in the ZipDose format. These learnings were then applied to the development program for SPRITAM, which actually has a top strength of 1,000 mg.How will this technology breakthrough impact drug manufacturing over the next few years?Our commercial approach is based on large centralized manufact uring under the existing regulatory paradigm. To support these goals, it was necessary to design and build our own large-format 3D printing machines, which are proprietary to Aprecia Pharmaceuticals. These machines are designed for increased throughput while complying with applicable current good manufacturing practices that are required of pharmaceutical products.Over the next few years, we expect to develop and commercialize additional product candidates on the ZipDose platform for the central nervous system therapeutic area for the U.S. market. Over time we may also pursue opportunities in other markets and other therapeutic areas, either alone or in partnership with other companies, which may include developing line extensions on the brand products of partners.Beyond the Zipdose platform, we believe there are other platform opportunities for using our form of 3D printing to develop and commercialize dosage forms exhibiting controlled release or multiphasic release, or containing fixed-dose combinations of multiple active ingredients.Mark Crawford is an independent writer.Learn more about 3D printing challenges and trends atAM3D Conference Expo. For Further Discussion This breakthrough will enable some of the largest tablets and capsules to be offered in a fast-melt format, providing a new dosing option for patients who struggle with swallowing large tablets or capsules.Thomas G. West, Pharmaceuticals Company
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
7 Side Gigs You Can Do While Waiting to Get Hired7 Side Gigs You Can Do While Waiting to Get Hired Youre out of college. Congrats Now its time to get a job. Unfortunately, youre slowly coming to the realization that life out of college is not as glamorous as it has been made to be - after racking up all that college debt with the impression that youll be settled as soon as you graduate college and get a job, you are slowly realizing that it is not that easy to get a job.According to data from Experience.com , the average college graduate will have to wait up to nine months after graduating to get a job. The fact that the average college student now graduate with debt of about $37,172 - a number that keeps increasing every year - doesnt help matters.All hope is not lost, though. As a fresh college graduate, you can easily take care of your immediate needs by taking on side gigs. In fact, you might even earn enough to departure paying off your college debts - all while you wait to get a job. Below are seven side gigs you can do while waiting to get hiredAccording to research from Upwork and Freelancers Union , freelancers earned an estimated $1 trillion in 2016, and the freelance workforce grew to about 55 million Americans - or 35 percent of total U.S. workforce.Becoming a freelancer is one of the easiest and smartest ways to earn a side income, with freelancers on the high end of the chain earning up to $100 or more per hour. Below are some freelancing side gigs you can do1. Freelance Content Writer While many peoples knowledge of freelance writing is that it mainly involves low paying gigs (in which they earn about $3 per article) on bidding sites like Upwork or Freelancer, the reality is that being a freelance content writer can be much more profitable. Besides the fact that there are lots of alternative sites to Upwork that enable a community in which writers are treated fairly - allowing you to earn up to $50 per hour, a quick G oogle search will easily reveal dozens of individual sites, across various niches, that will pay you up to $100 or more for your articles they accept.2. Freelance Web Developer Another side gig you can take is that of a freelance web developer. Even if youre not that skilled as a web developer, there are several detailed resources that will get you started on the basics of being a web developer at no cost to you. As a freelance web developer, you can easily earn $50 to $100 or more per hour doing web development work. More importantly, most web development work is large in scope, ensuring you have a consistent stream of work and a lot of income from just a few clients.3. Freelance Consultant In case youre not too comfortable with the technical aspects, or you dont have many technical skills you can offer, but youre more equipped with the know-how and strategic aspect of how certain niches work, you can work as a freelance consultant. Your role could vary from simply preparing strategy to helping outline or even direct teams that execute your suggestions. It all depends on the organization you are consulting for.If you decide to go the freelance route, one of the top questions that comes to mind is that of how you can get clients who need your services. So many options are availableTake Advantage of the Sharing EconomyYou can also earn a good living, especially to offset some of your basic costs while you wait to get hired, by taking advantage of the share economy. Here are a few gigs for you4. Share Your House Depending on how big your home is, you can rent out a room or even your whole house to people who are traveling or who are looking for accommodations in your area. The good news is that this isnt as complicated as being a landlord, and people staying at your house might stay for a few days or a few weeks depending on what arrangement you want. If this is your cup of tea, you might want to look into Airbnb .5. Give People a Ride Similar to sharin g your house, the sharing economy also provides opportunity to earn quick income by giving people a ride in your car, and this gives you practically limitless potential to earn. It isnt unusual to earn up to $35 or more per hour doing this gig. You might want to checkout Lyft or Uber if youre interested in this.6. Engage in Other Sharing Activities Besides sharing your house, the sharing economy also makes it easy to earn by engaging in other sharing activities. For example, sites like DogVacay make it easy to earn up to $30 per night taking care of other peoples dogs. Sites like Getaround lets you lend out your car in exchange for a fee. Many more services like these abound, and you can even combine several of them for maximum income.7. Start a Content-Driven Business While this can take much longer than all the other options on this list, you can start to generate an income in just a few months. Search engines like Google generate billions of hits every day, thanks to pe ople looking for content. The top social media sites are also driven by content. YouTube, the number one video site in the world, is driven by content as well. You can generate serious income, even potentially turning it into a full-time job, by starting a content business start a blog, start your own YouTube channel, etc, and actively monetize it by partnering with local and international businesses who want access to your audience. This can generate a few hundred dollars per month, a few thousand dollars, or much more.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Saturday, December 7, 2019
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