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American Society for Engineering Education
"A nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology."
"A leading online publisher of automation-related content."
"eFunda stands for engineering Fundamentals. Its mission is to create an online destination for the engineering community, where working professionals can quickly find concise and reliable information to meet the majority of their daily reference needs."
"The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities."
International Society of Automation
"A nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world."
MatWeb : Material Property Data
"The heart of MatWeb's services is our searchable online database of engineering materials. We have over 110,000 data sheets in our collection and have many powerful search tools available to help our users find the materials information that they need. While we have a variety of services that we offer to companies in the engineering community, our success has been the result of our attention to the engineers, designers, and processors who use MatWeb each day."
List of mechatronics resources created by Dr. David G. Alciatore, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Colorado State University.
Mechatronics Tutorial Information
"The following links will take you to various tutorials and references on key subjects in mechatronics." Created by Dr. Buff Furman, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, San José State University.
National Society of Professional Engineers
"In 1934, a group of professional engineers met in New York City to establish an organization dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers. The National Society of Professional Engineers stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed PEs across all disciplines."
Society of Women Engineers
"For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties."
The Robotics Institute
"The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field."
Career Information Websites
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) -
List of Architecture and Engineering Occupations from the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clicking upon the link for an occupation will provide a job description and other information, such as median pay and how to enter the occupation.
Espacenet from the European Patent Office
"Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today."
How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy
A 38-minute video from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Index to the United States Patent Classification (USPC) System
"The Index to the U. S. Patent Classification System, referred to hereafter as the Index, is intended as an initial means of entry into the classification system. The Index should be particularly useful for those lacking experience in using the classification system and those unfamiliar with the particular technology under consideration. It is an alphabetical list of subject headings referring to specific classes and subclasses of the classification system."
PATENTSCOPE from WIPO
"Using PATENTSCOPE you can search 10,805,564 patent documents including 2,078,150 published international patent applications (PCT)."
Unites States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO)
The federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
"The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity."
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