How To Become A PE

One hundred years ago, anybody could be an engineer.

Now, only Professional Engineers (PEs) can sign off on engineering plans, a move by individual U.S. states to regulate the practice of engineering for public safety.

According to the National Society …


5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your PE Credits

Being a licensed PE in Wisconsin means you have until July 31 on even numbered years to fulfill your 30 credit requirement. While fulfilling your credit requirement is obviously important, make sure you take courses to help your job performance.


5 Ways to Renew Your Mindset of Innovation

by Christine Nicometo

It feels like everywhere we turn these days, someone is talking about design thinking or innovation. Perhaps this is because, as humans, we gravitate toward patterns of thinking that can quickly become ruts. Those ruts can leave …


6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Heatstroke

Tips to prevent heatstroke
Click here to view an infographic with heatstroke prevention tips.

Summer is here—and temperatures are heating up, especially if you’re working outside. Take some time to protect yourself from heat-related illness with these tips from EPD.

If you’re new on …


How To Avoid Being Replaced By A Robot: Innovate

Everyone knows that technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to change the way the world works—but how will they change the way engineers work?

According to Darin Eich, Ph.D., innovation expert and author, the key to …


VIDEO: How To Be More Productive On The Job

Productivity is key to staying on track, whether you’re on the job or trying to get some work done at home.

Learn how UW-Madison software engineering alum Adam Thorson stays productive on the job while juggling multiple tasks and priorities, …


Proactive Maintenance In 5 Steps

by Frank Rath, program director

If you’ve recently transitioned your maintenance management program from reactive to proactive, you need to take some time to ensure the changes in your maintenance processes are sustainable. Read on to learn how you can …


How To Escalate Issues To Upper Management Without ‘Crying Wolf’

Escalating issues to upper management can be difficult—especially knowing that most managers hate surprises. Here’s a traffic light approach that illustrates how to escalate issues–and won’t make you sound like you’re crying wolf.

Consider the traffic light system. Just like …



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