Archive:June, 2010

June 30th, 2010

Philippe Cousteau: Tarballs Lurk Just Beneath the Surface

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Philippe Cousteau reports from a beach in Alabama, where oil and tarballs can be found simply by scratching the surface of the sand. (via Planet Green)

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June 30th, 2010

John Kanzius Water Fuel Cell – What Happened?

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John Kanzius was an inventor researching a treatment for cancer, his own cancer. Before his death of pneumonia in February of 2009, he made a discovery related to saltwater and fuel while researching cancer treatment. This from Wikipedia:
Later in 2007, Kanzius announced that the same radio frequency transmitter can also […]

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June 30th, 2010

What do Organizations Need to Consider When Creating a “Culture of Speaking Up”

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In a recent article CNNMoney.com article entitled “What BP was missing on Deepwater Horizon: a whistleblower”, Eleanor Bloxham, CNN contributing writer and CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance wrote about factors that can affect an organization’s culture with respect to its members ability and confort to speak […]

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June 29th, 2010

AIChE Online Coursework Poll

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June 29th, 2010

Significant Gulf Technical Challenges. What Can Chemical Engineers Do?

By David L. Russell | Comments (4)
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I’ve had the luxury of being able to follow some of the information coming out of the Gulf regarding the Deepwater Horizion disaster response. The response appears to be directed, and rightly so, at cleaning up the surface oil, protecting the beaches, protecting the wetlands and fisheries, and stopping the […]

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June 28th, 2010

A Tale of Two Layoffs – One Chemical Engineer’s Networking Odyssey

By Brian Daly | Comments (8)
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Much has been said of the importance of networking. Personally, I’ve heard for years that it was vital that an engineer ‘network’ but everywhere I looked I was left more confused than enlightened. When I first graduated I was left wondering, how does one go about ‘networking’ […]

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June 25th, 2010

Non-Chemistry for Chemical Engineers [Funny Bone]

By Elizabeth J. H. Guenther | Comments (9)
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Sometimes chemical engineers end up in non-chemical businesses. I am one such engineer. In fact, I am my company’s token chemical engineer. With this, there are the bragging rights of being the only chemical engineer. There are also the hazards of being the only chemical engineer, […]

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June 24th, 2010

ChEnected Would Be Better if…

By John Vasko | Comments (30)
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We’d like some feedback on how to make ChEnected better. ChEnected is only four months young. Our first authored post—Should you go Broad or Deep?— was on February 26, 2010. Since then our goal has been to post every weekday in order to build a community of chemical engineers creating […]

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June 24th, 2010

Excelling With Excel #1 – Custom Functions Using VBA

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Excelling With Excel

Could you imagine your workplace without Microsoft Excel?  Absolutely not.

Excel is the language of business from corporate offices on down to manufacturing facilities.  When a firm hires a new employee, it is assumed they are 1) breathing and 2) have acceptable Excel expertise.

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June 23rd, 2010

YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring – Meet Jasmine Lee

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In our final installment of our YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring, I present AIChE member and Featured YP for April, Jasmine Lee.

Jasmine currently works for a small software company in San Antonio, Texas called M3 Technology. Here she talks about her career trajectory and how AIChE has been beneficial to […]

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