Green Tour of Googles Campus

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Mike Qaissaunee was nice enough to send me an email about a green tour of Google’s campus.   This is a great example of a company trying to do more than just make a profit.  They have shuttles for employees, solar panels, goats mowing the lawn, healthy buildings, electric/hybrid cars, composting, etc. Turning on the lights: The rooftops at our headquarters are […]

Grant Proposals Due Today

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Today is the date to submit your NSF grant proposal.  Good luck to everyone doing that.  Today at MATEC, Michael Lesiecki and Lara Smith hit the send button to submit our grant proposal for the regional center – The Energy Utilization Center (EUC).  Below is the introduction summary: The Maricopa Community Colleges propose to establish […]

Have you ever?

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Have you ever locked your keys in the car and you are going to be late for a very important meeting?  What do you do?  You whip out your iPhone and you call your car and have it open up the doors and start up before you even sit down.  How is this possible?  The Viper Smart Start.   The […]

Sustaining Technical Programs – Webinar this Friday

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This Friday, Oct 9, will be the free NetWorks webinar:  Sustaining Technical Programs. The highest levels of community college administration face significant challenges in supporting technology programs at their institutions. They are faced with a quandary. For economic development in their region, a skilled workforce is critical in the IT, manufacturing, engineering technology and biotechnology […]

Genes On a Chip

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Technology can be such a wonderful thing.  The smaller we can make things, the more it seems to do.  Word has been released that IBM has invented a chip that can do gene sequenceing. IBM says the invention, disclosed Tuesday, paves the way for genetic scans that cost between $100 and $1,000. By contrast, the […]

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