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March 2004

Progressive Engineer is an online magazine and information source covering all disciplines of engineering in the continental U.S. The magazine features profiles of engineers and companies and stories on projects that detail the accomplishments of engineers from a human perspective in an easy-to-read style. It also has a job board and directories of engineering firms, engineering organizations, and engineering schools. Think of it as a one-stop shop for today’s engineer. To receive monthly notices of our new issues, join our listserver by sending a blank email to

Richard Weyers: Civil engineering professor and researcher determines why bridges deteriorate

Norm Shorr: Retired chemical engineer still inventing devices to save lives


Resource Recycling Systems helps manage materials and solid waste with a focus on recycling

Strange Marriage by the Lake

In Chicago, an old Gothic-style printing plant has become the Lakeside Technology Center, a high-tech mecca for Internet and telecommunications companies.

By Christine Houde

President Bush's plans for space exploration are based on star dust, not rocket science

By Don Nelson

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