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NFPA Announces New Training Bundle Development
August 5, 2019

New bundle presented in a 4-module, 4-hour self-paced training program.

ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Addenda to Multiple Standards
August 2, 2019

Public and stakeholder review and comment sought for the purpose of developing consensus standards.

Virginia STEM Education Commission Established
August 2, 2019

Commission will develop a State STEM plan to prepare Virginia’s students for the STEM jobs of the future.

New Rooftop Solar Facility Installed at VDOF Headquarters Building
August 1, 2019

The new 120 kilowatt rooftop solar facility is expected to offset energy usage and reduce energy costs.

Results Published for New A3 Refrigerant Testing
August 1, 2019

Study focused on A3 refrigerant R290.

Engineers Use Heat-Free Tech For Printing
July 31, 2019

When the shells are broken – with mechanical pressure or chemical dissolving – the metal inside flows and solidifies…

First Step Taken Toward Nontoxic Solar Cells
July 31, 2019

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in early 2019…

First In Series of “AI for Science” Town Halls Held
July 30, 2019

More than 300 scientists and engineers from universities, national laboratories and industries across the nation gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory…

Technique Developed For Assembling Proteins Into Fractal Shapes
July 30, 2019

Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes…

What Are Soil Aggregates?
July 29, 2019

The ground beneath your feet might seem like a uniform material, but it’s really a mixture of soil particles, organic matter, and other mineral/organic components.

Metal Oxide-infused Membranes May Offer Chemical Separations Alternative
July 29, 2019

Chemical manufacturers consume a massive amount of energy each year separating and refining feedstocks to make…

KBJW Joins Forces With Ohio Based Engineering Firm
July 26, 2019

Koontz Bryant Johnson Williams (KBJW) announced recently that they have joined forces with Ohio based, CBC Engineers…

Complex Sensors Successfully Embedded Inside Robots
July 26, 2019

Robotics researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers.

Dewberry Receives FEMA Logistics Construction Support Contract Task Order
July 25, 2019

Dewberry has received a third task order under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Logistics Construction Support Contract (LCSC)…

Bioengineered Cell Walls Open New Possibilities
July 25, 2019

Biomedical engineers at Penn State have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells.

Wagman Sponsors Fifth Annual Can-Struction Contest
July 24, 2019

Wagman sponsored it’s fifth annual Food Drive and Can-Struction contest this summer…

Project Sows Seeds For University, Tribal Collaboration
July 24, 2019

A 2011 study by researchers at UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies showed the number of watersheds with wild rice…

ASE Names Four Innovators As 2019 Stars Of Energy Efficiency
July 23, 2019

The awards reflect a new emphasis on reducing energy use.

VT Team Takes Second Place at RASC-AL Forum
July 23, 2019

Project Luna takes second place honors following a rigorous and competitive review process.

AASHTO Announces New Deputy Director
July 22, 2019

Former FHWA deputy administrator joining AASHTO.

Adding Building Envelope Inspections To A Maintenance Program
July 22, 2019

Time investment can lead to creation of an efficient and cost-effective maintenance program.

Unique Experiment Headed To The International Space Station
July 19, 2019

A unique experiment seeking to learn more about the mechanics of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s will soon be conducted in space…

Surgical Training Enhanced With 3D Printing
July 19, 2019

Merging engineering and medicine, a team of researchers were awarded the Simulation Research Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation…

AHRI Seeks Award Nominations
July 18, 2019

Selected candidates will be recipients of three AHRI awards.

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