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‘Tin Whisker’ Mystery Unraveled
February 1, 2013

Over time, even the best of electronic devices inexplicably stop working. Often the nagging question of “why” still lingers long after they’re thrown in the trash.

PE and FE Exam Review Courses
February 1, 2013

The Virginia Society of Professional Engineers will be offering access to online/live webinar review courses for selected P.E. examinations and for the F.E. examination.

ASSE Safety Insights Aid Azerbaijan
January 31, 2013

The American Society of Safety Engineers participated in the inaugural International Safety Leadership Conference, held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Banker Steel Awarded Contract For World’s Largest Modular Building
January 30, 2013

The B2 Towers at Atlantic Yards will be the world’s tallest (32 story) residential structure.

Washington County Raw Water Intake Wins Award
January 29, 2013

The Washington County Service Authority has won a prestigious project-of-the-year award from Water & Wastes Digest.

K’NEX Third Great Thrill Ride Build-Off Competition Announced
January 28, 2013

For a third consecutive year, K’NEX will sponsor thrill ride model building contest.

Virginia Tech Receives Awards to Improve Radio Spectrum Usage
January 28, 2013

Virginia Tech professors have proposed some novel solutions for efficient spectrum sharing that may avoid the presence of interference.

Scholarships Offered in 2013 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
January 25, 2013

Students studying architecture, design, engineering or a related field have the opportunity to win scholarships through the 2013 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.

Virginia Tech and Dominion Virginia Power Launch Offshore Wind Energy Project
January 24, 2013

A Dominion Virginia Power-led team, which includes the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, is selected by the Department of Energy to build an offshore wind turbine demonstration facility.

IEEE Wireless Communication Certification Exam and Training Programs Scheduled
January 24, 2013

The IEEE Communications Society has scheduled the next IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET®) Certification Exam.

Third USA Science and Engineering Festival
January 23, 2013

Celebrate Science at the 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival, the largest celebration of science and engineering in the United States!

DOE, APGA Reach Settlement on Furnace Rule
January 23, 2013

A final settlement agreement between the Department of Energy and the American Public Gas Association was submitted to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Armed Forces Reserve Center Awarded LEED Silver Certification
January 22, 2013

2rw Consultants, Inc. engineers provided independent computer simulations of energy use by the proposed AFRC, recently awarded LEED Silver Certification.

MBP Awarded VDOT Support Services Contract
January 21, 2013

MBP is pleased to announce that VDOT has selected the firm to provide professional engineering services for a statewide construction engineering support services contract…

Nomination Deadline Nears for National Academies Communications Awards
January 20, 2013

Nominations for the 2013 Keck Futures Initiative Communication Awards will be accepted through…

Registration For Energy & Sustainability Conference Nears Deadline
January 18, 2013

Registration deadline is rapidly approaching for a VCU event, The Energy & Sustainability Conference…

VSPE Announces an Ethics and Regulations Review Seminar
January 18, 2013

The Virginia Society of Professional Engineers announces an Ethics and Regulations Review Seminar set for March 15, 2013 in Richmond, Va.

ASCE Seeks Comments on New Standard for Piers and Wharves
January 17, 2013

ASCE is seeking comments on a new standard for seismic design of pile-supported piers and wharves.

DOE Seeks Input on Equipment Labeling Requirements
January 16, 2013

The Department of Energy recently issued a request for information soliciting input on labeling requirements for covered commercial and industrial equipment.

ASME Turbo Expo 2013 Set For San Antonio
January 15, 2013

ASME Turbo Expo 2013 will be held June 3-7, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

HVAC and Water Heating Tax Credits Retroactively Extended
January 14, 2013

President Obama recently signed legislation that retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water heating equipment.

DOE Publishes Final Rule Extending Certification Deadline
January 11, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently published its final rule regarding certification of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, ice making, and water heating equipment.

Air Force Supports Virginia Tech Study of Biomolecules
January 10, 2013

Virginia Tech has received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study the development of a new class of materials built of biomolecules.

RFID Shows Promise as Gate Security Technology
January 10, 2013

RFID readers hold promise of streamlining the process of site personnel entering and exiting work sites, particularly in large numbers.

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