Category:On Demand

March 2nd, 2011

How Can “Lean” Help You Achieve Better Results?

By Adnan Siddiqui | Comments (1)
For engineers -- LEAN in process industries

Have you been hearing the term Lean used in your organization lately? Are you curious about how principles such as 7Ws and 5Ss can help you deliver better results?

Most manufacturing and some service processes suffer from 7 types of waste. In the Lean Manufacturing realm, these types of wastes are […]

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September 9th, 2010

Make an Impact in the Developing World Using Your Engineering Skills [Presentation]

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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Wondering how you can use your skills to make a difference?

In the past 8 years, Engineers Without Borders-USA has grown to 10,000 engineers and engineering students dedicated to sustainable projects across the globe. AIChE and EWB-USA are working together in this effort with AIChE […]

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July 27th, 2010

Learn How to Turn Failure into an Advantage [Presentation]

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Failure is a word no one likes to hear, especially if it’s in reference to their career. It’s often fear of failure that prevents people from taking risks in their career. However, it could be argued that taking risks, calculated risks, may be exactly what’s necessary to turn a failure […]

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June 15th, 2010

How to Employ INVENTIVE Problem Solving: [Presentation]

By Jack Hipple | Comments (1)
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How do you approach problems?
Do you put yourself through lot of aggravated worrying for days and nights upon end, only to realize that you haven’t made any progress on solving the problem that had you worrying in the first place?

Have you ever employed Inventive Problem […]

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June 1st, 2010

Negotiating a New Position [Presentation]

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You’ve had two rounds of initial interviews for a job at a company you’re really excited about. It seems they like you and that there’s a strong possibility that in your next interview, it may get to the job offer stage.

If this is your first “real” job, isn’t it best […]

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May 17th, 2010

Navigating the First 90 Days of a New Job [presentation]

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You’ve got your degree. You’ve gone through multiple interviews and landed a job at a company you think will be complementary to your skills and career objectives. You think you’re ready for your first day in a week’s time but yet you’re a bit scared. How do you navigate the […]

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May 3rd, 2010

Laboratory and Industrial Hazardous Chemical Safety: A Code-Based Approach [Presentation]

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The volumes of hazardous materials needed in a chemical facility vary, depending on the research and production requirements. From a fire protection and life safety standpoint, the model codes contain several design approaches for the storage and use of hazardous materials in such facilities. This presentation provides details of three […]

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April 20th, 2010

The Wonderful World of Carbon Nanotubes [Presentation]

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The combination of remarkable mechanical properties and unique electronic properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) offers significant potential for a variety of revolutionary applications:

electronics devices
computing and data storage technology
field emission devices
sensors
detectors
nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
scanning probe microscopy (SPM) for imaging and nanolithography
catalyst support
energy storage devices

Thus the CNT synthesis, characterization and applications touch upon […]

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April 6th, 2010

A Perspective on the World’s Energy Challenge [Presentation]

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Modern life depends upon the availability of plentiful energy at reasonable cost. Lifestyles, industries, agriculture, health care all assume availability of energy on demand. Is this situation sustainable? These days we see daily headlines, news articles, and commentaries about energy issues, and they raise the following questions:

What are the facts […]

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March 29th, 2010

[Presentation] How to be an Expert Witness in an Adversarial Proceeding

By Joseph Cramer | Comments (0)
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Are you a technical person interested in improving your ability to present expert testimony (in or out of a courtroom)?

If you’re presenting testimony for the first time or you’ve had a bad experience you’d like to learn from, these are skills worth acquiring. Presenting good and effective expert testimony is […]

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