Recently an interesting argument about academic programs for engineers was brought to our attention. There’s long been the stereotype of the engineer who lack social skills as well as the ability to discuss non-technical topics and deal with people not in a technical field. An article posted on ControlDesign.com suggests […]Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes it seems like an intern just can’t get ahead…especially with an empire-builder of a boss!Read the rest of this entry »
At the AIChE Spring Meeting in Chicago this past March, I co-chaired a session sponsored by AIChE’s Environmental Division with Jon Smith, a fellow young professional (YP). The session covered topics related to environmental innovation and regulation. Our excellent […]Read the rest of this entry »
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Recognizing how difficult the economy is right now, AIChE is offering an exclusive discount for graduating seniors. Today, Monday, May 2nd, you will be able to register […]Read the rest of this entry »
With political upheaval spreading across North Africa and the Middle East, and oil prices continuing to rise since the unexpected demonstrations in Tunsia, the New York Times reported a jittery, oil-constrained world was looking to Saudi Arabia for reassurance. With the world’s largest known reserves, its monarchy had always been a reliable source […]Read the rest of this entry »
Intel’s on an roll. Just in time for Earth Day, their huge, Arizona chip fab was the first semiconductor manufacturing company to receive LEED certification for its entire campus. The improvements that led to the new LEED classification came from Intel employees, and, as the whole idea of sustainability gains momentum at Intel, many new ideas are starting to come from outside the research lab.Read the rest of this entry »
University of California, Riverside, students won the EPA P3 Student Choice award at the annual P3 student competition in Washington, D.C. Their project, “Clean, Renewable, Grid-independent Electricity by Fuel Cell System,” developed a method for storing and generating electricity cleanly for remote communities. The group investigated a regenerative hydroxide exchange […]Read the rest of this entry »
Google’s logo for today, April 26, 2011, honors the birthday of John James Audubon, a French-American artist, ornithologist, and naturalist born in 1785. He was famous for painting and cataloguing the birds of North America unlike anyone else had ever done before him.
John James Audubon was also the inspiration for […]Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that chemical engineers graduating with a bachelor’s degree this spring are leaving other majors in the dust. According to NACE—National Association of Colleges and Employers—ChemEs top the list with a salary of…Read the rest of this entry »
A team of students at Appalachian State University received a P3 honorable mention award for their project, which developed a method to disinfect water for drinking in reusable plastic using solar energy. They also developed a reusable beeswax indicator that helps confirm that […]Read the rest of this entry »