Archive:September, 2011

September 30th, 2011

Dilbert the Pickup Artist

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Dilbert works the crowd at a cocktail party, but his credentials fail to impress.

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September 29th, 2011

Interviews with Leading Engineers: Q&A with Eric Maynard

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Interviews with Leading Engineers

Mixing, blending, and segregation are routinely practiced across a wide spectrum of industries, but how many engineers are relying on hunch and inherited practices instead of hard science? Far too many, according to expert Eric Maynard of Jenike & Johanson. Read on for his observations and insights into these common processes.

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September 28th, 2011

Herb Cooper talks about AIChE Northeast Regional Conference

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AIChE educational conference programmer Laura Deitch sat down at AIChE’s New York offices with consultant and Northeast Regional conference producer Herb Cooper to talk about some of the highlights of this conference.

You can watch the interview in the video panel to the right.

The 2011 Northeast Regional Conference at the Chem […]

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September 28th, 2011

Cocoa, Kids, and Chemical Engineering – A Sweet Combination

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The “What in the World” (WITW) program for fifth and sixth graders was started in 1996 by the Lancaster and Lebanon (PA) Science and Technology Alliance (LLSTA). I have personally been involved with it for the last five years. This vocational program is designed to help students understand why they need to study and do well in math and science.

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September 27th, 2011

Electric Cars the Star of Frankfurt Auto Show

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The Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this month showed a wide range of electric cars, from small and affordable to high-powered sports and luxurious sports cars. Two noteworthy newcomers stood out. Students at Germany’s Technische Universität München presented the Mute, a concept car with an light frame of aluminum and plastic.

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September 26th, 2011

Joe Porcelli talks about AIChE’s Northeast Regional Conference at the Chem Show

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AIChE is programming the education components at the 2011 Chem Show. These components come together in a conference called AIChE’s Northeast Regional Conference at the Chem Show. AIChE educational conference programmer Laura Deitch sat down at AIChE’s New York offices with consultant and Northeast Regional conference producer Joe Porcelli to […]

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September 26th, 2011

Solar Panel Pyramids

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Lunar Cubit at Night

Lunar Cubit was designed for  Abu Dhabi just outside Masdar City, which will be the world’s first zero carbon city. Both art and technology, Lunar Cubit provides solar energy to light up 250 homes, but it also functions as an enormous work of art and a lunar/solar timepiece and calendar.

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September 23rd, 2011

What does networking mean to you?

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Lately there’s been a lot of talk at AIChE about networking. We’d like to know what chemical engineers really think about what could be done to help.

Take our three-question survey below. We’ll let you know what everyone says.

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September 23rd, 2011

2011 Annual Meeting Environmental Division Service Project

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Join fellow AIChE members for a fun service project at the host city for this year’s annual meeting! The first 40 individuals to RSVP at the provided link will meet at Mill Ruins Park to hear a brief presentation from the City of Minneapolis’ Office of Sustainability on sustainability initiatives […]

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September 23rd, 2011

From Soda Bottle to Solar Light Bulb

By Syed Usman Ahmed | Comments (5)
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Demi (aka Solar Demi), who comes from a very small village in the Philippines, came up with a solution to bring light to his village by turning a soda bottle into a light bulb.

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