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Funding Inspires Florida Teens to pursue STEM education.

January 28, 2013

Matching last year's $25,000 gift, SME Education Foundation (SME-EF) continues to support Science and Technology Education Innovation Center for purchase of equipment for Manufacturing Laboratory as well as $6,000 for their afterschool STEM Clubs. Funding underscores SME-EF's mission to inspire, prepare, and support next generation of engineers and technologists. According to SME-EF CEO Bart A. Aslin, such collaborations establish and reinforce STEM mindset and inspire young people. Read More

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ASTM Publication compiles contaminated sediments papers.

January 28, 2013

Compilation available from ASTM International – STP 1554, Contaminated Sediments: 5th Volume, Restoration of Aquatic Environment – features 18 peer-reviewed papers that foster understanding of sediment-water environment and better management practices due to their potential impact on human health and the environment. Along with sustainability indicators and sediment quality assessment tools, topics include natural recovery processes, sediment transport, and more. Read More

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AEC and ET Foundation seek student entries for competition.

January 28, 2013

Students studying architecture, design, engineering, or related field have opportunity to submit their designs for chance to win scholarship money through 2013 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Hosted by ET Foundation and AEC, competition promotes understanding and use of extruded aluminum profiles, highlights innovations, and recognizes excellence in aluminum extrusion design. Scholarships totaling $8,500 will be presented to top designs. Read More

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Construction Confidence dips in second half of 2012.

January 28, 2013

ABC released its Construction Confidence Index, which reflects 3 aspects of U.S. nonresidential construction industry: sales prospects, staffing levels, and profit margins. During second half of 2012, sales expectations fell from 66.3 to 62.3, while profit margins dropped from 56.3 to 55.9 and staffing levels declined from 62.2 to 59.6. According to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu, ongoing lack of confidence continues to produce small and halting gains in nonresidential construction spending. Read More

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ASTM Compilation on Nanofluids is now available.

January 28, 2013

STP 1567, Nanofluids, features 11 peer-reviewed papers that focus on nanofluid technology, including heat transfer/thermal transport, composition, applications, preparation, and characterization. Some topics covered include: optimum CNT concentration and bath temperature for maximum heat transfer rate during quenching in CNT nanofluids; copper oxide nanofluid with water in electronic cooling; and nanofluid boiling, flow visualization, critical heat flux enhancement, and transient characteristics. Read More

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ANSI and IREC Launch certificate program accreditation program.

January 28, 2013

ANSI and IREC announced that ANSI-IREC program for accreditation of renewable energy and energy efficiency certificate programs has completed its pilot phase and is now accepting general applications. Program evaluates certificate-awarding schools, colleges, and other institutions against requirements for equipment, curriculum, facilities, administration, and personnel set forth in IREC Standard 14732. Program staff will host February 14 webinar to discuss this new program. Read More

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OSA Journal highlights self-assembling silica microwires.

January 28, 2013

By carefully controlling shape of water droplets with UV laser, team of researchers from Australia and France has found a way to coax silica nanoparticles to self-assemble into more highly uniform silica wires. Team describes manufacturing technique and potential applications in paper published in OSA's open-access journal Optics Materials Express. Technique is significant because it could, for first time, enable silica to be combined with any material through process of microwire self-assembly. Read More

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ATA adds Drivewyze PreClear to group of Featured Products.

January 28, 2013

Drivewyze PreClear provides commercial vehicles with bypass opportunities at over 180 fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites using GPS technology. Once downloaded to tablet, smartphone, or select EOBRs, product provides transponder-like capability and eliminates need for dedicated transponders in each truck. Hands-free and compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations, service uses visual and audible instructions allowing driver time to safely maneuver vehicle. Read More