Archive:August, 2010

August 31st, 2010

Famous Women Chemical Engineers

By June Wispelwey | Comments (5)
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One morning this week, I heard an interesting but disheartening story on the BBC Radio. The story was called “Famous female scientists are unknown to UK public.

A survey, organised by the Royal Society, revealed that 90% of 18-24 year-olds could not name a female […]

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August 31st, 2010

Three Key Principles of People Management

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (1)
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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership

Tools and Tips for Successful Management and Leadership Series
As an effective leader, you know that you will only succeed, and the business objectives will only be accomplished, if your team is successful. Their and your success or failure is “joined at the hip.” Thus, a major portion of your management effort […]

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August 30th, 2010

Juice Up Your Electronics, Literally

By John Vasko | Comments (1)
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Imagine you’re on a backpacking trip high atop the Sierra Nevadas. You were dying to test out your amateur photography skills but in the rush of getting ready for the trip, you forgot to charge the camera’s battery.

Now you’ll have to ask someone else to share their photos, but they won’t be as good as yours. And they may not even get around to sending them to you. But wait…you did bring that Mountain Dew!

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August 27th, 2010

Dilbert—Are You Hiring a Senior Engineer [Funny Bone]

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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Are you hiring a new senior engineer?

DILBERT: © Scott Adams / Dist. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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August 26th, 2010

Stretching Our Most Limited Resource

By Robert Szczesniak | Comments (6)
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As the summer winds down, how did you enjoy the season?  Maybe a trip to the beach for a swim, a run through the sprinkler, or maybe just relaxing with a cold glass of water? Rapidly these activities are […]

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August 25th, 2010

The End of Dry Erase Boards is Near

By Kent Harrington | Comments (2)
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Gizmodo, a tech product website, previewed a product which revolutionizes  research brainstorming sessions. In the past, concepts and ideas all ended up on a dry erase board– new thoughts eventually erasing some of the old. Once you had the final concept, the process of discovery, some of those intermediate creative […]

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August 25th, 2010

Astrology, Self Assessment, and Social Styles: Leadership Tools?

By RC Ramaswamy | Comments (10)
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Our consciousness and instincts constantly push us to learn more about ourselves and others. After all, maintaining self awareness is an important quality of a good leader. In attempts to better understand ourselves, society has developed multiple ways to classify people in a handful of categories. And  I think we’ve […]

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August 24th, 2010

Help Us Create a Logo for AIChE’s New Virtual Section [Contest Announcement]

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Innovation in Action: Virtual AIChE Section Offering

Local sections are the backbone of AIChE. However, not everyone is able to attend a local section meeting. If you can’t attend an AIChE local section meeting because there is no local section within a 60 minute drive or the closest local […]

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August 24th, 2010

Professor Martin Tangney Talks About Whiskey Biofuel

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Professor Martin Tangney Talks About Whiskey Biofuel.

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August 24th, 2010

Interpreting Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams [Part 1 of 5]

By Robert Cook | Comments (19)
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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series How to Interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

With a Bit of Smoke, a Few Mirrors and a Degree in Hieroglyphics,
Anyone Can Learn to Read a P&ID. This is Part 1 of a five-part series.
Part 1 – Introduction
Engineers love to draw. Not necessarily in an artistic sense of the word, although beauty is, as they say, in […]

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