Archives for November 23, 2015

Sustainability Assessment and Energy Efficiency Oriented Simulation

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What:  Bernard Sarchet Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by engineering management and systems engineering.

Who: Dr. Jihong Yan, professor of advanced manufacturing at Harbin Institute of Technology in China,Yan will present a modular design methodology for achieving sustainable design as well as fulfilling functional requirements with a novelty 6R concept (reuse, recycle, reduce, recover, redesign and remanufacture)

Where: 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30,

Where: Room 213 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. .

Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE)

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Founded in 1980 through the collaborative efforts of several professional engineering societies, the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) has become one of the premier Washington internship programs.The WISE goal is to prepare future leaders of the engineering profession in the United States who are aware of, and who can contribute to, the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy.

Each summer, the WISE societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C. during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions.

During the 9-week program, WISE students work with a faculty-member-in-residence (FMR) who creates a schedule of meetings, field trips, and events where the WISE interns interact with leaders in the U.S. Congress, the Administration and federal agencies, industry, and prominent non-governmental organizations.

In addition to the meetings and field trips mentioned above, each student is responsible for independently researching, writing, and presenting a paper on a topical engineering-related public policy issue that is important to the sponsoring society. WISE applicants should choose their research topics prior to arriving in Washington, DC.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

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The New-York Historical Society offers fellowships that are designed to encourage and promote the use of its extraordinary collections of primary and secondary sources relating to the history of New York and the UnitedStates. The holds a unique collection of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, decorative objects, and works of art. New-York Historical’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library comprises more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, prints, and ephemera documenting the history of America from the perspective of New York. Fellows will be encouraged to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full diversity offered by New-York Historical’s resources. One fellowship, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be offered for research at the New-York Historical Society.