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Who to Follow on Twitter: Engineering

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Whether you’re a current engineering student, applying for an engineering course, or getting ready to launch your engineering career, it’s vital to stay up to date with the latest research and technology. Keeping pace can be tricky, especially if you’re busy studying or working. But if you choose who to follow on Twitter carefully, maintaining your industry knowledge couldn’t be easier.

Get started now, with these top picks of who to follow on Twitter for engineering info and updates:

1. ENGINEERING.com – @ENGINEERINGcom

They say:ENGINEERING.com is the premier online destination for engineers of all disciplines.
We say: An absolute must-follow for all engineering students, ENGINEERING.com’s feed is jam-packed with the latest engineering news and developments. You may have to put up with the occasional difficult-to-decipher word abbreviation, but don’t let that put you off. Basically each tweet is far too informative and delicious to fit into 140 characters.

2. EPSRC - @EPSRC

 

They say: “The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. We are a public body funding and promoting pioneering research and skills.”
We say: Based in Swindon, UK, the EPSRC’s feed is a reliable source for engineering news, case studies and events. Its focus may be a bit UK-centric when it comes to news on research grants, but the rest of the content comes from around the world and offers insights into engineering opportunities post-graduation.

3. Engineering Daily – @EngineersDay

They say: “We are a fun, informative and useful web magazine for engineers. We provide engineering jobs, directories and fun articles about engineering.”
We say: They pretty much summed it up. Engineering Daily’s Twitter feed is a very active hub of jobs, news and articles relating to engineering. It’s a great way to see what engineering jobs are out there at the moment, so you can make sure your university projects are current and that you’re learning practical skills which will be in demand after your studies have finished.

4. ASCE Headquarters – @ASCETweets (for civil engineering)

They say: “The official home on Twitter for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). #Infrastructure #Sustainability #RaiseTheBar."

We say: The ASCE posts an eclectic variety of tweets about civil engineering, from bridges created with algorithm to images of new and old constructions. Clearly passionate about everything civil engineering-based, ASCE has  an active Twitter community of over 17,000 followers.

5. Popular Mechanics – @PopMech (for mechanical engineering)

They say: “The best in technology, science, aerospace, DIY and auto news.”

We say: With its catchy name and vibrant use of color, Pop Mech’s news feed proves the place to be when it comes to mechanical engineering news. Tweets vary from the informal and fun to the serious and educational, making this a great feed to follow if you want the latest news but also have a passion for all things mechanically quirky.

6. Electrical Engineering Portal – @eeportal_com (for electrical engineering)

They say: “Electrical Engineering Portal is one of the world’s largest professional web portals dedicated to electrical science and education.
We say: From designing switch gears to basic writing for motor control, Electrical Engineering Portal has advice on the best way to do it. Daydreaming during class? Head to this feed and reconnect with the hands-on side of engineering, with hundreds of tips and examples.

7.  C&EN – @cenmag (for chemical engineering)

They say: “Chemical & Engineering News delivers the latest chemistry news from the worlds of research, business, education, government, and beyond.

We say: You may have come across C&EN before. This is a magazine run by the American Chemical Society, with the Twitter feed providing a daily dose of content. With this prestigious society behind the screen, I need say little about the credibility of the content tweeted, except that it is a must-follow for anyone studying a chemistry-related course.

With the latest engineering news, ideas and innovations streaming to your phone and laptop, you should be all set to impress – whether it’s in your university application, during a seminar, or at a job interview. Get following!

Add your own suggestions of who to follow on Twitter in the comments below.

Written by Daisy Ware-Jarrett

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