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Ant Behavior May Shed Insight On Problems Facing Electronics Design
December 19, 2014

Michael Hsiao plans to harness swarm intelligence based on the efficient behavior of ants.

DOE Releases Roadmaps on HVAC Technologies, Appliances, and Low-GWP Refrigerants
December 18, 2014

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the development of roadmaps on HVAC technologies and appliances ….

Youth Game Design Workshop Scheduled
December 17, 2014

As part of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, middle school and high school students can learn how to design their own video games at this hands-on workshop with game industry pros from E-Line Media.

VCU Joins Forces With CCAM
December 16, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) recently announced with Gov. Terry McAuliffe that the university will partner with the research center as a new academic member.

Efforts to Clear Waterways of Pollution Supported
December 15, 2014

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association advocates on behalf of programs designed to pursue zero waste.

New FTC Challenge for 2014-2015 Announced
December 12, 2014

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a mid-level robotics competition for high school students.

New AHRI Standards Will Support AHU Casing Certification Program
December 12, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced the approval of new AHRI Standards 1350 (I-P) and 1351 (SI).

Code Council and SRCC Finalize Consolidation
December 11, 2014

The International Code Council (ICC) and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) have completed a period of due diligence and formalized the consolidation of the two associations.

Researchers Receive Grant to Solve Problems of Big Data Processing
December 11, 2014

Massive amounts of data, collected daily, range from traditional consumers using cell phone technology to big corporations storing the buying patterns of thousands of individuals.

Joint Venture Awarded $75 Million NAVFAC Contract
December 10, 2014

Wiley|Wilson Burns & McDonnell Joint Venture is pleased to announce that the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington has awarded…

ASHRAE Issues Call for Comments - IESO/ASHRAE Standard 3210
December 10, 2014

ASHRAE has issued an invitation for comments on IESO/ASHRAE Standard 3210, Standard for the Assessment of Educational Facilities for Moisture Affected Areas and Fungal Contamination.

STEM Education Network Announces Successful Close of Fund
December 9, 2014

100Kin10, a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, recently announced the close of its third Fund at almost $29 million.

Summit Focused on Power of 'Big Data'
December 8, 2014

Leaders in science, engineering, government, and industry addressed fast-moving opportunities and challenges in the field of “big data” recently at the Virginia Summit on Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

ICC 2015-2017 Code Development Cycle Begins
December 5, 2014

The International Code Council’s (ICC) 2015/2016/2017 Code Development Cycle begins with the Group A International Codes.

SPI Collaborates With Renowned Art and Design College
December 4, 2014

In recognition of the recent America Recycles Day, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced its flagship effort to demonstrate the value of, and creative uses for, recycled plastics.

Pennoni Senior Engineer to Present at National Bridge Conference
December 3, 2014

Ahmad Faqiri, a senior engineer at Pennoni Associates, will present at the 2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, December 4-5, in Miami, FL.

Espresso To Take Flight
December 3, 2014

Espresso-loving astronauts, rejoice! You may soon be able to enjoy your beloved beverage in space, thanks to a new cup designed specifically to defy the low-gravity environments encountered aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Bitsy Battery Of A Billion Holes
December 2, 2014

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components.

East Coast Hurricanes Can Flood the Midwest
December 1, 2014

Located hundreds of miles inland from the nearest ocean, the Midwest is unaffected by North Atlantic hurricanes. But, is that really true?

VCU Brandcenter Presents TECH+Toys
November 28, 2014

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter launches its TECH+ series with TECH+Toys, an open house and exhibit where the school’s master’s degree candidates will demonstrate the relationship between creativity, design and technology by making and sharing toys.

Conference Introduces Controls Forum and New Course Lengths
November 27, 2014

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will introduce the LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum and a host of Conference advancements as a part of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, which will take place in New York May 3-7, 2015…

AHRI Elects New Officers at 2014 Annual Meeting
November 26, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment, elected its new officers and presented awards to industry leaders during its Annual Meeting.

Upcoming VirginiaFIRST Events
November 26, 2014

There are many exciting FIRST activities and events taking place around Virginia throughout the year.

Attendees Set Record-Breaking Numbers At SWE Annual Conference, WE14
November 25, 2014

WE14, the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) annual conference, attracted a record-breaking number of attendees. The three-day event, which also hosted the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16), attracted more than 8,000 attendees…


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