National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

Automated Manufacturing, Education, Electronics, Misc. 1 Comment »

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vote for CGCC Engineering Program Green Video

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Students in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College engineering program are participating in a green video competition sponsored by Johnson Controls and need your help. Please vote on their video to win at the following link:    You can log in by using Facebook or take 3 minutes and create an account.  The deadline to vote […]

New nano drug delivery

Education, Nanotechnology, Webinars 1 Comment »

This post just came out from the Nanotechnology Blog – quite the timing since we will be hosting the free NACK webinar on Nanotechnology in Medicine. New nano-engineered Nanomaterials for drug delivery Researchers throughout the globe are looking for new methods of drug delivery and nanotechnology has provided some of the best ways of transporting drug […]

Teaching Online Webinar with Raymond Rose

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I just finished a rehearsal with Raymond Rose.  He will be presenting Drops, Failures, and Withdrawals:  Increasing Online Retention on Friday, April 15.  This is going to be an excellent webinar.  If you teach online, a hybrid class, or even face to face, Ray will give information that can help every teacher become a better […]

Professor Arressted for Closing Student’s Laptop

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As a teacher, there are things that you should not do.  Add this one to the list:  Do not close a student’s laptop during your class, especially if their hands are still on the keys.  If you do, you will be arrested for assault and battery. From The Spectator, the school newspaper:  The altercation occurred […]

Importance of Education Budgets

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Arizona has been in the last of categories for many years on education spending and test scores (maybe they are related?).  The politicians always talk a good game about how important education is. If it was important to them, then their actions would support their talk and Arizona education would be fully funded .  The legislators […]

What the U.S. can learn from World Education

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The McGraw-Hill Foundation did a study entitled:  What the U.S. can Learn from the World’s Most Successful Education Reform Efforts.  As has been known, and talked about for the last few years, America’s education system is no longer the best in the world.  The better the education a nation has, the better its economy will […]

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