Archive:April, 2011

April 29th, 2011

Could Less Math Make Better Engineers?

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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 […]

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April 29th, 2011

Dilbert—The Intern Seeks Recognition and Promotion [Funny Bone]

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Dilbert, Intern get passed over for promotion

Sometimes it seems like an intern just can’t get ahead…especially with an empire-builder of a boss!

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April 28th, 2011

Improving YP Programming: Tutoring through Tutorials

By Alessandra Carreon | Comments (0)
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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 […]

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April 28th, 2011

AIChE is offering an extension of the April 20th YP Membership sale

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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SAVE 60% TODAY!

Great news! AIChE is offering an extension of the April 20th YP Membership sale. Your second chance to save big is today.

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 […]

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April 28th, 2011

Saudi Arabia Going Solar to Stay Ahead of Rising Population and Energy Costs

By Kent Harrington | Comments (2)
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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 […]

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April 27th, 2011

Intel Employees Grow Algae By Harnessing their Arizona Chip Fab’s Carbon Dioxide

By Kent Harrington | Comments (2)
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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.

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April 26th, 2011

EPA P3 Student Competition: Clean Power, Clean Energy

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University of California, Riverside students pose with their project which won the Peoples Choice Award in the EPA P3 Student Competition

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 […]

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April 26th, 2011

Google is For the Birds… But just for today…

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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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 […]

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April 26th, 2011

Graduating ChemEs Outrank All Other Majors in Spring 2011 Salary Survey [Quick Poll]

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Salaries and Benefits for Chemical Engineers 2011

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…

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April 25th, 2011

EPA P3 Student Competition: Sun, Bottles, and Beeswax

By Michelle Nguyen | Comments (0)
Students from Appalachian State University pose with their sustainable design project which received an honorable mention award

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 […]

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