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Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers
...N, Sept. 27, 2004 A new generation of scientists, engineers
and mathematicians will converge on campus as the University of Houston hosts the Fourth Annual Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Conference October 1-3. As part of a national NSF-sponsored program to help more minorities ear...
Grant advances biochemical engineering laboratory
...cal engineering to biological systems. Biochemical engineers
work in the ethanol industry, they design biological systems for environmental remediation, they engineer improvements to pharmaceuticals and they work in other areas that combine biochemistry, microbiology and chemical engineering. Chemical Engine...
Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings
...d external conditions. A multidisciplinary team of engineers
and entomologists* is looking at whether similar principles could be used to design buildings that need few or no mechanical services (e.g. heating and ventilation) and so use less energy and other resources than conventional structures. Loughboroug...
AIBS tapped to coordinate design of ecological observatories
...l research is conducted by bringing ecologists and engineers
together with social, computer, and earth scientis...omprising more than 100 scientists, educators, and engineers
in the development of a network blueprint and implementation plan. Hayden, along with William Michen...
Cockroach-like robot leads new research effort
...ey, that will fund an all-star team of biologists, engineers
and mathematicians from universities across the co...ortant insight not only to biologists, but also to engineers
who have designed robots like RHex that mimic the movements of animals. RHex was built by Full's col...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
A research team of biologists and engineers
led by faculty at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking to find the Fountain of Youth not in Florida, but in photosynthetic cyanobacteria (ancient little blue-green algae). Looking at the cellular systems in cyanobacteria, and then in a mo...
White House to honor UNC School of Medicine scientist for 'early career' achievement
... the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers
who are beginning their independent careers. In Fe...nurture some of the nation's finest scientists and engineers
who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership. In addition ...
Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn receives Presidential Early Career Award
...careers. "The work of these young scientists and engineers
is an excellent example of the kind of innovative ... bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers
at the beginning of their independent careers....
NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells
...nd agencies annually nominate young scientists and engineers
whose research shows great promise. Arinzeh was nominated for the award by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which funds her research. "I'm very proud to receive this prestigious presidential award," Arinzeh said. "The award shows that my resear...
Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies
...ave created a gathering place where scientists and engineers
from various disciplines will explore at the intersection of the life sciences, with engineering and the physical and information sciences, thereby accelerating discovery and ultimately enhancing the quality of life for all people." Rensselaer's ne...
Analysis of biological clock may lead to greater understanding of human disease
...rature gets too cold by reducing the cooling. The engineers
are looking for the principles underlying the architecture of the fruit fly's system that enables it to be so robust, according to co-author Frank Doyle, a chemical engineer who holds UCSB's Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Process Cont...
New tool predicts how long pollutants will stay in soil
...ave been detected in soil and water. Environmental engineers
are seeking better ways to track these emerging pollutants, which tend to be more complex and water-soluble than previous contaminants of concern, such as chlorinated solvents and petroleum byproducts. This new modeling approach is important because ...
Environmental costs of home construction lower with wise choice, reuse of building materials
...ife-cycle inventory database for the designers and engineers
at http://www.nrel.gov/lci/ . A 2,100-square-foot house designed for the cold Minneapolis climate was used to compare wood-frame with steel-frame construction while a 2,200-square-foot house was designed for the hot and humid Atlanta climate was u...
UV light, coatings reduce bacterial adhesion up to 50 percent
...tamination or biofouling, Penn State environmental engineers
have found. Dr. Baikun Li, assistant professor of environmental engineering, Penn State Harrisburg, says "Ultraviolet light has been used for many years as an environmentally friendly route to water disinfection. However, these new results indicat...
Carnegie Mellon researcher tests tools for protecting Anacostia River ecosystem from PCBs
... sediment-capping mat developed by Carnegie Mellon engineers
and CETCO (Arlington Heights, IL) soaks up dangerous PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and could prevent their long-term release into waterways, according to the researchers, who are evaluating it in field trials in Washington D.C.'s contaminated Anac...
Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers
...tudies, a multidisciplinary team of biologists and engineers
from Carnegie Mellon University has discovered key... sediment capping mat developed by Carnegie Mellon engineers
soaks up PCBs and could prevent their long-term release into waterways, according to the researchers...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
... from the new emphasis. "While PNNL scientists and engineers
will apply what they've learned through environmental assessment research to our coastal security efforts, our new programs in coastal security will provide reciprocal value for our environmentalscience counterparts who can leverage them for other go...
Illustrated guidebook published for Chinese biomedical scientists and students
...countries of origin of foreign-born scientists and engineers
employed in the U.S. Like many similar institutions, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the world-renowned center for cancer and genetics research in Long Island, New York, has benefited greatly from this influx of talented Chinese students and postdocto...
Chemical engineers discover filtration system to help biotech industry
at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have ...d a new filtration system to enable scientists and engineers
to separate and purify two different kinds of proteins having relatively close molecular weight. Un...
Ancient life form may help create newest technologies
...ffryes and Shu-hong Liu, this team of OSU chemical engineers
have cultured diatoms in a laboratory environment and "fed" them germanium. They have successfully incorporated the germanium into their structure. "We've succeeded in getting the germanium into diatoms and we're getting good replication, we expect ...
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