National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

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President Obama has proposed building a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), consisting of regional hubs that will accelerate development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for making new, globally competitive products. 2013 State of the Union Address Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.. . Last year, we […]

Electronics Technology Today

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Featured article from September issue of @MATEC 2013 At the recent HI-TEC conference we invited Lou Frenel, editor at Electronic Design to talk about trends he saw in electronics technology today. We really got an earful and it helps faculty to make sure their content and context is consistent with the “real” world. Electronics Technology […]

Grant Opportunities and Success Strategies Webinar

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Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Presenters: Gerhard Salinger, Program Director, Division of Research on Learning, National Science Foundation; Catherine Crary, Grants Development Specialist, Maricopa Community Colleges Length: 90 minutes Description: External resources such as those from federally funded grant programs can help a college or district continue to grow and […]

The Power of Twitter

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You always see on the news about how people use Twitter to break news stories – the jet that landed in the Hudson River, the raid on Osma Bin Laden, the reveloutions in the Middle East…  But those are far away to me and I read about it in the news, not on Twitter.  But […]

NACK Recruiting Underrepresented Minorities

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We just had an awesome webinar today with NACK on Recruiting underrepresented minorities.  We had three wonderful presenters and they talked about the great programs they were running.  If you want to watch the recording, click on the above link.  If you would like to view the slides, click here.  Recruitment of students into STEM […]

10 Shots to Caffinate Your Presentations

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Have you ever sat through presentations and fallen asleep?  Or that you can read the slides and not bother to listen to the presenters since they are going to just read the slides themelves?  We all have horror stories and suffered “death by PowerPoint”.  Yet, commonly we subject our students to the same things we […]

Nanotechnology is not just for electronics

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There is a misconception out there that nanotechnology is really for electronics.  I guess the word “technology” makes people think that.  You can point out that there is nanotechnology in pants, tennis balls, ski goggles, batteries, etc.   Penn State’s NACK (Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge) website, Nano4me.org has an introductory modules that discuss products that have […]

Sound provides electricity

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Here is an interesting article from PC Magazine talking about how sound waves can provide electricity.  Dr. Sang-Woo Kim and his colleagues at Sungkyunkwan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology in Seoul say they have developed a new method of converting sound into electricity. They say a cell phone could be charged simply by talking into it while […]

Intel Explains 3D transitors with Video

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Curious about the difference between 2D and 3D transitors?  Check out this video from Intel with Mark Bohr getting small to explain.  The video gives a good visual on the difference. Mark Viquesney

Intel goes 3D

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We know that 3D is all the rage with movies and televisions.  But with computer chips?  Intel is anouncing the first mass scale production of transitors that are 3D instead of 2D. Tri-Gate transistors form conducting channels on three sides of a vertical “fin” structure, a major advance from the planar design of transistors in use […]

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