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UT-Austin Grid Project

$1.6 million challenge likened to “rebuilding a ship while at sea”  In a project intended to diversify the electrical grid and bolster training in Texas and beyond, the Department of Energy, UT-Austin, and a number of Texas businesses will team up in a $1.6 million industry-university-government triumvirate. The money will go to the Center for […]

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Mizzou MEMs

Missouri engineering students to collaborate with Honeywell Administrators at the University of Missouri have signed an industry agreement with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies centered around R&D for big data analytics and Micro-Electrical-Mechanical systems (MEMs) that can assist with national security. Missouri’s College of Engineering faculty, staff and students will partner on the project to […]

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Fear the Engineer

We’re talkin’ about PRACTICE. What do a Swedish-American engineering whiz and a former professional basketball player have in common? Nothing, until now. NBA Hall of Famer and career dissenter Allen Iverson would have taken issue with this one. So would any devoted engineer, making this likely the first time ever that a controversial, retired point guard and […]

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They’re No Fluke

2016 contest finalists announced  Fluke Corporation, the testing equipment company, announced finalists for its 2016 student contest in a press release Monday. Qualifications for the college students were skills, innovation, and business application. Student teams used Fluke’s wireless tools and software to collaborate and solve real-world operational problems. The finalist teams and their selected projects are: Richmond Community […]

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“Coop” Retires

Rotating equipment expert Michael Cooper retires Esteemed engineer and rotating equipment specialist Michael Cooper, most recently a market manager at The Gund Company, retired Thursday. Mr. Cooper has been working with rotating equipment since his days in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine engine rooms in 1977. “We are both delighted and disheartened,” Mike Moran, VP of […]

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Da Vinci, Coded

A look at the famed artist’s drawings of early “robots” The legend responsible for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper—and who has books, movies, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle named after him—did much more than just paint. Leonardo da Vinci was also thinking ahead in the disciplines of architecture and engineering (among many others). […]

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Run Forrest’s Circuits

New life for Forrest Mims’ classic “Engineer’s Notebook” The signature work of Forrest Mims, one of the most recognizable names in recent science, is now being brought to life in model form. Star Simpson, an MIT alum who was inspired into science by Mims’ work at a young 14, has used startup funding and social media word […]

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Risk and Reward

Panama Canal renovation complete The history of the Panama Canal is littered with obstacles, risk, and ultimately triumph. Its centennial anniversary and expansion project are officially no different. The renovation that took two years more than anticipated—and exceeded the initial budget by almost five billion dollars—was finally completed this week, and as natives of the country and investors […]

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Pop Quiz

In new engineering test: girls rule, boys drool When boys and girls argue on a playground, it usually gets divided into two gender-loyal factions proclaiming their superiority at certain abilities. Boys will claim sports, anything involving strength, manual labor, maybe problem solving. Girls have the more creative properties: art, fashion sense, sophistication. Right? No one would […]

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A Good Fit For Houghton

Former fitter named new head of sales and marketing Houghton International, the electromechanical services provider based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, has appointed a new sales and marketing director. Chris Robson began his career with the company as a fitter in its electromechanical services division. From there, he ascended to the rank of manager in that same department […]

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