Archive:March, 2010

March 31st, 2010

Two Approaches to Desalination

By Matt McKeon-Slattery | Comments (1)
Sign For Desalination Plant in Long Beach

According to The Economist, two Canadian engineers have developed a new way to use the sun to heat water for desalination:
Existing desalination plants work in one of two ways. Some distill seawater by heating it up to evaporate part of it. They then condense the vapor — a process that […]

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March 30th, 2010

Guess Where The Highest Paid Chemical Engineers Live?

By Stuart Krueger | Comments (5)

According to a United States Department of Labor (DOL) 2008 survey, the highest paid chemical engineers lived in Idaho.

Yes, Idaho.  You may ask yourself, “How can this be?  Don’t potatoes grow themselves?”  Well I’m not going to answer that question, you and I both know that potatoes come from the […]

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March 29th, 2010

[Presentation] How to be an Expert Witness in an Adversarial Proceeding

By Joseph Cramer | Comments (0)

Are you a technical person interested in improving your ability to present expert testimony (in or out of a courtroom)?

If you’re presenting testimony for the first time or you’ve had a bad experience you’d like to learn from, these are skills worth acquiring. Presenting good and effective expert testimony is […]

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March 26th, 2010

[Poll] What Generation Do You Consider Yourself Part of?

By John Vasko | Comments (0)

As a society, we come up with so many labels to stick ourselves in. Sometimes that gets a bit frustrating because we might fit into a certain category from an age or gender standpoint but it doesn’t mean we relate to it. So take a moment, and tell us “What […]

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March 26th, 2010

[Cartoon] “I wouldn’t worry about it. This is Marketing’s Headache!”

By John Vasko | Comments (4)

Take a look at this great cartoon from the New Yorker and then tell us…
As a ChemE, have you ever passed the buck to marketing? Come on, be honest!

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March 26th, 2010

Multiple Generations in the Same Office. Disaster or Great Learning Experience?

By Matt McKeon-Slattery | Comments (1)
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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up the Workplace
Bridging the Generation Gap
9 Effective Ways to Manage Younger Workers: Effectively Manage Generation Y Employees
Managing Millennials: Seven Approaches to Success

These are just some of the titles of the […]

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March 25th, 2010

Renewable Electricity Storage Attracts Stimulus Funding

By Cindy Mascone | Comments (0)
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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced that $100 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding will be made available to accelerate innovation in green technology, increase America’s competitiveness, and create new jobs. Chu states:
“This is about unleashing the American […]

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March 25th, 2010

2010 AIChE Annual Meeting

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The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. A wide range of subjects relevant to latest research and newest technologies in emerging growth areas will be covered.

Highlights of the 2010 meeting will include:

62nd Institute Lecture

Professional Progress Award Lecture

SBE’S James E. […]

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March 24th, 2010

Policy Options for Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid

By Cindy Mascone | Comments (0)

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is taking a fresh look at regulatory policies to integrate the rapidly increasing number of variable energy resources (VERs) into the nation’s power grid in the most efficient and nondiscriminatory manner while maintaining power system reliability.

In January, the FERC issued a Notice of […]

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March 23rd, 2010

Seeing the Green: Model Predicts Effects of Alternative Fuels

By Joanna Ziemlewski | Comments (0)
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What would happen if by the year 2060 75% of drivers in the greater Los Angeles area have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that emit only water vapor, greenhouse gas emissions are more than 60% lower than in 2009, and levels of […]

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