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KidWind Challenge 2019

280+ U.S. students put their handcrafted wind turbines to the test at AWEA Being one of the best in the nation was the goal each of the 58 middle school teams and 24 high school teams set out to achieve while competing at the 2019 National KidWind Challenge in Houston May 21-23 as part of […]

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Sulzer & Kato

Sulzer signs deal with Kato Engineering for generators in USA and Australia Sulzer is expanding the scope of its collaboration with Nidec by signing an agreement that authorizes the company to deliver maintenance and repair services for Kato generators, a brand of Nidec. Following a recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of […]

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Engineering Expenses

Engineering most expensive field to teach, says new NBER research paper Recent examination by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the University of Delaware looked at the costs of universities teaching students in a variety of subjects to determine which was most the expensive and which was the […]

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InGrained in Stone

Grainger honored by University of Illinois The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering will become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, after consultation with the Chancellor’s Joint Advisory Committee on Investment, Licensing, and Naming Rights and […]

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Report Cards

Beyond Mueller, there were at least two revealing reports issued this week Neither of these were the most famous report of this week. They might’ve both contained more valuable information. First, a report on workplace demographics found that gender equality comes at a price sometimes, as women get more jobs in certain fields causes others—such […]

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What’s That Sound?

If you hear any noise, this material you will enjoy Researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering may have just made big strides in noise abatement solutions, something that involves new industrial materials and could have application in both the HVAC and plant sectors. A noise-blocking, mathematically driven, ring that silences sound without blocking airflow […]

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EPRI Grant

$6 million to train next generation of utility workers The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected to receive a $6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to train the next generation of electric utility workers. The award, the largest of 53 DOE workforce development grants, will […]

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Plug Ambassadors

MIT is making outlets smarter and safer using the Internet of Things Internal arc resistance is a major part of electrical safety, right down to the ground floor of household appliances. The identification and containment of internal arc faults is the main duty of switchgear, which is built with the ability to withstand them. New […]

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A Blessing for St. Pete

St. Petersburg College gets training grant When Rick Scott is handing out grants, it probably helps to have apostolic power on your side in order to reel one in. The Florida governor awarded more than $22 million in state funding to various sites spanning a pinwheel of industries Wednesday—including a technical workforce program for St. […]

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Spring Into Seminars

EASA announces 2018 educational schedule The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule Monday, January 22. This year’s training options will hit three major American cities from mid-April to early May, covering essential, concrete electric motor repair topics from the world-renowned international trade organization consisting of approximately 1,800 electromechanical sales and […]

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