Rug pulled from under America COMPETES science jobs bill – again!

By / May 19, 2010

As I wrote earlier this week, despite majority support, opponents of the spending in the America COMPETES science funding and jobs bill last Friday stopped the legislation from being voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives. Unfortunately, today the opponents again stopped the bill from being approved. From the Associated Press: It was strike…

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National HS engineering program seeks energy experts

By / May 18, 2010

The Junior Engineering Technical Society is looking for some volunteer experts in the energy field to assist the organization develop questions for its annual high school engineering contest. JETS is a national nonprofit group dedicated to promoting engineering and technology careers at the secondary school level. Each year, JETS organizes a competition called “TEAMS,” a…

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Ceramic Leadership Summit: Spotlight on Energy Innovations

By / May 13, 2010

The Energy Innovation track at the Ceramic Leadership Summit June 21-22 in Baltimore, Md., will highlight advances and challenges facing the the future of energy creation, harvesting and storage. Nuclear energy, solid-oxide fuel cells and sodium metal halide batteries are just a sample of the topics to be covered by industry leaders. Here are the…

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High-temperature ceramics guru Linda Jones picked to be CAO of Alfred U.’s college

By / May 11, 2010

Alfred University today announced that Linda Jones, a ceramics professor we recently featured in one of our videos, will be the new chief administrative officer of the university’s College of Ceramics. Jones, currently the director of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, will join the staff at Alfred University as associate vice president for…

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Video of the week: Ceramic, glass opportunities and advice for ARPA-E funding

By / May 5, 2010

Earlier this year, as part of ACerS’s Electronic Materials and Applications conference, Dave Danielson, from ARPA-E, made a valuable keynote presentation about ARPA-E funding interests and how ceramists and other materials scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can best match up their interests with those of the agency. Danielson has a good reputation in the world of…

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Ceramic Leadership Summit: Spotlight on emerging business and technology opportunities and challenges for the ceramics community

By / May 5, 2010

ACerS’ Ceramic Leadership Summit is fast approaching. Unlike purely technical meetings, the Ceramic Summit fosters a participative environments that delivers the opportunity to discuss, listen and learn with some of the most influential people in the field of ceramics and glass. The Summit will host four general sessions: Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities and Challenges…

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DOE announces $200M for solar and water power technologies

By / April 22, 2010

In celebration of Earth day, the DOE announced today that it will invest over $200 million to the development of solar and water power technologies. “Expanding the U.S. clean-energy manufacturing base is an important part of the Administration’s goals to diversify electricity supply options, increase national security, and accelerate green jobs development,” says Secretary Steven…

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Energy project looking for policy fellows among students, young professionals

By / April 19, 2010

Americans for Energy Leadership has some opportunities for ceramic and materials science students, post docs and young professionals. AEL says it is now accepting applications for the position of “policy fellow” to perform high-level research, development, reporting and advocacy on energy and innovation policy. Full- and part-time positions are available in Washington, D.C. and across…

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AAAS offers free ‘how-to’ webinar on science career networking

By / April 9, 2010

Everyone talks about the need networking in research. Everyone always tell you networking is how to make job connections. And, everyone says they intend to do a lot of networking “at that big meeting coming up.” Everyone says that stuff – but do they really know what they’re doing? And, especially if you are a…

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National Academies offer free workshop on surviving ‘Valley of Death,’ role of SBIR

By / April 8, 2010

Ceramic, glass and other small tech businesses, take notice! The National Academy of Science’s Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy is hosting a free, day-long symposium on April 16, 2010 on getting the most from the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. The meeting is organized around the theme, “Early-Stage Capital in the United…

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