Archive:December, 2010

December 31st, 2010

Young Professional-Fellows Mentoring Pilot Discussion Topics

By Cory Jensen | Comments (4)

Over the course of the YP-Fellows mentoring pilot program (June 2010 to December 2010), three discussion topics were offered to pairs in order to stimulate conversation and promote dialogue. David Wishnick and I selected three topics that can be represented generally as: 1) Networking 2) Ethics, and 3) “When mentoring goes bad,” each utilizing a respective publication as a center piece.

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December 31st, 2010

Deanna Miller Discusses Strategies for Carbon Dioxide Reduction at the E3 2010 Conference

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
Deanna Miller

Deanna Miller is a graduate student studying chemistry at the the University of Minnesota. She attended the E3 2010 Conference in St. Paul, MN, and presented her work on strategies for carbon dioxide reduction. ChEnected interviewed her about her research in the video located in the panel to the right.
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December 30th, 2010

Industrial Gas Giants Duke It Out

By Elizabeth J. H. Guenther | Comments (3)
Gas Cylinders

The Chemical industry is more than just research and product development–it’s also about business; and unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you have heard at least something about the conflict between Airgas and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (APCI).

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December 29th, 2010

Earth’s H2O Status Report

By Douglas Clark | Comments (11)

While 1.8 billion people have Internet access, nearly one billion people lack access to adequate amounts of fresh water, according to a comprehensive new Living Planet report by the WWF and Global Footprint.

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December 28th, 2010

Chemist Martyn Poliakoff’s Mad-Scientist, Big Hair and His Nano-Sized Birthday Present

By Kent Harrington | Comments (4)
2010 794px- periodic headshot Martynpoliakoff

It’s Chemistry Professor Martyn Poliakoff’s birthday and his friends and colleagues at the University of Nottingham have given him a special gift: the smallest periodic table he’s ever seen. And possibly the world’s smallest.

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December 27th, 2010

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale on Trade and Green Technologies

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
Nicole Lamb Hale

According to the International Trade Association, Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services. In this role she helps to strengthen the competitive […]

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December 24th, 2010

Get Free Online Training—Process Safety Management for the Biofuels Industry from CCPS

By John Vasko | Comments (1)
credit: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer

“Process Safety Management for the Biofuels Industry” is a training program that was developed by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), a Technology Alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers under a “Susan Harwood Grant” from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

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December 23rd, 2010

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin [Book Review]

By Robert Szczesniak | Comments (2)
Fordlandia Cover

Henry Ford was a complicated visionary who was, in some respects, ahead of the times, while woefully behind in others. His Fordlandia project in Brazil is an interesting study of Ford as a business man and individual.

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December 22nd, 2010

Krithiga Ganesan Discusses Solar Fuels and Sustainability

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
Krithiga Ganesan

Krithiga Ganesan is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She presented a poster at the E3-2010 Conference in St. Paul, MN based on her research thesis.

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December 21st, 2010

Dan Fish Interviewed About Covanta Energy’s Renewable Energy Efforts

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
Dan Fish

Dan Fish is an environmental engineer at Covanta Energy who works at the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC), located in downtown Minneapolis. Watch the full interview.

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