Archive:February, 2010

February 28th, 2010

Patents: How the Right to Exclude Turns Innovation Into Success

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How does an inventor, company or organization gain the most value from its innovations and new technologies?
Innovation is often cited as a “crucial determinant of competitiveness and national progress.”  For example, innovation has been shown to stimulate employment.  The number of new patent applications filed has long been used as […]

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February 28th, 2010

[Presentation] Biomass Energy Systems for Steam, Power, and Fuel Production

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Biomass is a renewable fuel that can be used to produce energy and reduce operating costs. For the CPI, it can also be used to produce chemicals. An added benefit is that use of biomass for fuel is considered carbon neutral.

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February 26th, 2010

Should You Go Broad or Deep?

By Leaelaf Mengistu Hailemariam | Comments (3)
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Greetings from Mid Michigan! And welcome to my inaugural blog entry. To specialize or not to specialize? This is a question many young professionals ponder. Some in academia have mulled over this issue. I recently came across a 2008 working paper from Professor Ofer […]

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February 25th, 2010

UMaine ChemE Car Blue Team 2009 [Video]

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The winning run of the UMaine ChemE Car Blue Team at the 2009 Northeast Regional AIChE ChemE Car Competition. The car came in first place with an offset of less than 2 inches from the 70-foot target distance.

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February 25th, 2010

The Chronicles of the ASU Chem-E-Cars 2009 [Video]

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The chronicles of the ASU Chem E Cars 2009. Disclaimer: The video is in NO WAY attempting to mock the dangerous events that occurred. Only after the fact was it apparent the seriousness of the ‘explosion’ that occurred on the car. Luckily, no one was injured and a full investigation […]

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February 25th, 2010

Cal Poly Pomona’s winning run at Regional Conference at UC Davis [Video]

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Chem-E Car from Cal Poly Pomona competing at the AICHE Regional Conference at UC Davis on Saturday, April 3-4th. Team members include Paul Tanious, Dustin Veazey, Theresa Claveria, Steven Murray, Jackie Elin, and Carlos Pacheco. Faculty advisors are Prof. Chris L. Caenepeel and Dr. Thuan Nguyen.

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February 25th, 2010

AIChE Fall 2008 Meeting Overview [Video]

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Watch AIChE members at the Fall 2008 meeting talk about why they members of AIChE (member benefits) and the conference.

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