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, 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 […]

Do Women Have Educational Advantage?

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Using the US Census data, The Business Journal discovered that women have an educational advantage over men 45 and under. The gap was especially pronounced in the youngest age groups: 27.3 percent of 25-to-29-year-old women held bachelor’s degrees as their highest educational attainments, compared to 22.6 percent of men. Another 8.5 percent of women in the […]

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