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NIST Supports Development of technical standards education.

January 28, 2013

NIST is offering support to qualified institutions interested in developing teaching materials and curricula that instruct students in nature, role, and importance of technical standards in modern society and commerce. Expected to be funded within $25,000–$100,000/year for up to 2 years, programs could develop either undergraduate or graduate level curricula. NIST will support curriculum development to integrate information into seminars, learning resources, and courses. Read More

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Sandvik Coromant Sponsors student challenge at EASTEC.

January 28, 2013

As announced by SME, Sandvik Coromant US is corporate sponsor for May 16, 2013 EASTEC Dream It. Do It.™ Manufacturing Student Challenge in West Springfield, MA. Challenge includes development of team or individual manufacturing project with oversight by local manufacturing sponsor. Dolores Gauthier, interim manager of member units for SME said challenge helps eliminate stereotype of manufacturing and STEM–related careers as well as bridge gaps between education and industry. Read More

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SAE Document looks at hydrogen, fuel cell vehicle incidents.

January 28, 2013

As offspring from SAE J2990 Hybrid and EV First and Second Responder Recommended Practice, SAE J2990/1 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle First and Second Responder Recommended Practice will address potential consequences associated with hydrogen vehicle incidents. This document will also suggest common procedures to help protect emergency responders, tow/recovery, storage, repair, and salvage personnel after incident has occurred. Read More

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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