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Geotechnical Engineer Available to Comment on Collapsed Buildings Due to Earthquake Near Mexico City

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Olin's Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Kicks Off 2017-2018 with a Diverse and Challenging Range of Projects

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Olin's 2017-2018 Senior Capstone in Engineering (SCOPE) program officially gets underway in September. Fourteen corporate partners have signed on this year to sponsor SCOPE teams made up of Olin seniors.

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Mexico Earthquake

Structural Engineer Available for Interviews About Damage in Mexico Earthquake.

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National Science Foundation, Epscor, Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, metal-based catalysts

Engineering Professor Receives NSF Fellowship Through New Initiative

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The National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, announced Wednesday that Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will receive a fellowship award of $267,507 to continue her work characterizing metal-based catalysts to improve the next generation of fuel cells and batteries.

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One-Third of Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers, but Not for Lack of Jobs

There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia. The assumption is the majority aspire to a faculty career but drop out of the academic pipeline because there just aren’t enough tenure-track jobs to go around.

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Materials, Industry, HPC, high-performance computing , DOE, HPC4Mfg , HPC4Mtls, AMO

Lab Leads New Effort in Materials Development

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Lawrence Livermore National Lab will be part of a multi-lab effort to apply high-performance computing to US-based industry’s discovery, design, and development of materials for severe environments under a new initiative announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 19.

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Landmark Study Suggests Risks Vary Widely in Drone-Human Impacts

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Virginia Tech’s world-renowned injury biomechanics group and its FAA-approved UAS test site in Blacksburg, Virginia, have just released the first peer-reviewed academic study to offer quantitative data on injury risk associated with potential drone-human collisions.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) , Plasma, Physics, Engineering, nanoscale materials, Commercialization, commercialization of research, Manufacturing, manufacturing innovation, Food Safety, Aerospace, Medicine, Agriculture, plasma science

$20 Million Statewide Grant to Further Plasma Research, Synthesize Novel Materials and Improve Technologies in Manufacturing Industries

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UAB will be a fundamental player in the Alabama jurisdiction of the program, which has just five awardees, with primary goals of improving scientific research and building workforce capacity.

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Robotics, Artificial Muscle, 3D, 3D printing, Actuator, Soft Robot

One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight. The muscle has intrinsic expansion ability and, unlike previous artificial muscles, it does not require an external compressor or high voltage equipment, signaling a breakthrough in the creation of soft robots that can move independently. The new material also has a strain density – an ability to expand – that is 15 times larger than natural muscle.

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Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Diabetics, Sensor, Exercise, Fitness, Glucose, Blood Glucose, Glucose Levels, blood glucose testing, Wearable, Patch, self-powered electronics, Electronics, Health Monitoring, Biosensor, human sweat, Sweat, paper-based, skin, Energy, glucose sensing, exercise-induced hypoglycemia, Diabetes Management, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY

New Self-Powered Paper Patch Could Help Diabetics Measure Glucose During Exercise

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A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise.







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