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SPE® announces Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Dr. Lawrence T. Drzal, university distinguished professor of Chemical Engineering and Director-Composite Materials and Structures Center at MSU's College of Engineering, has been named 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by SPE's Automotive Division. Drzal is a composites expert who has specialized in surface and interfacial aspects of adhesively bonded joints plus fiber/matrix...

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SPE Names Winners of Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition.

During ANTEC® 2016, SPE honored plastic products that make lives better. Judges selected winners of third annual Plastics for Life™ Global Parts Competition, and People’s Choice award was presented to part that received greatest number of votes from ANTEC attendees. Winners included Plastitel Inc. (GRAND PRIZE),Â- Delphi Automotive PLC (SUSTAINING LIFE), Promogroup (PROTECTING...

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OSA's Journal describes sensitive, vibration-tolerant gas sensor.

WrittenÂ- by Andreas Karpf, Yuhao Qiao, and Gottipaty N. Rao and published in The Optical Society's (OSA) Applied Optics journal, Ultrasensitive, real-time trace gas detection using a high-power, multimode diode laser and cavity ringdown spectroscopy" describes new device that can detect ultra-low concentrations of gases, such as nitrogen dioxide, accurately and almost...

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AIA and ICC accept FenestrationMaster® coursework.

American Institute of Architects accepts FenestrationAssociate® and FenestrationMaster® coursework as 11 and 13.5 Learning Units/Health, Safety and Welfare hours, respectively. Completion of courses allows professionals to fulfill most of the annual requirement for AIA continuing education, while also earning professional certification. International Code Council has approved...

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LED Driver IC supports automotive interior lighting.
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LED Driver IC supports automotive interior lighting.

Supplied in 8-pin SOP package, Model IS32LT3175 integrates single channel LED driver with programmable 150 mA current source, push-button control, courtesy signal input, and integrated programmable fade-in/fade-out lighting control, eliminating need for microcontroller and several discrete components. Device can be controlled remotely by automobile's microcontroller or locally with momentary...

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EPA Environmental Education Grants were awarded in 26 states.

U.S. EPA announced completion of grant awards under 2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. Projects addressÂ- diverse topics and audiences, including tribal middle school education in WA, watershed literacy in MT, urban agriculture in OK, teacher training in LA, green infrastructure in OH, and EE in community colleges in New England. In all, EPA funded 35 grants from organizations...

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Compensation/Benefits Survey reports cross-industry benchmarks.

Analyzing 2015 compensation data submitted by 958 firms for 6,000+ locations based on participation from 28 distribution associations, 2016 Cross-Industry Compensation Survey Report assists distribution business owners by providingÂ- information on compensation and benefits benchmarks. Volume 1 is for and about PTDA firms compared to distribution industry, while Volume 2 provides detailed...

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New ASTM Standard boosts sustainable manufacturing.

ASTM's E3012, Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Process, will help manufacturers incorporate more sustainable practices into production. According to ASTM's Kevin Lyons, structure and formalism provided by this standard will ensure consistency in characterizing sustainable manufacturing processes. Lyons added that use of this standard willÂ- foster...

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EPA, NIH Award $25.5 Million to aid disadvantaged communities.

U.S. EPA and National Institutes of Health (NIH) are funding research centers atÂ- 5 universities to work with local communities to better understand ways to improve environmental conditions for vulnerable populations. Each university will establish one center of excellence on environmental health disparities research with focus on understanding relationships between biological,...

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State DOTs increase roadway design flexibility.

Resolution adopted by committee comprised of engineers that represent state DOTs directs development of more flexible highway and street design guidance. AASHTO's Standing Committee on Highways approved said resolution during its annual spring meeting. Formally known as A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets," AASHTO's Green Book consists of research-based, peer-developed...

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