Education

IJAGS April issue has new leadership at helm

By Faye Oney / March 29, 2018

Have you checked out the April issue of IJAGS? This issue is the first containing content fully curated by Mario Affatigato, professor of physics at Coe College and new IJAGS editor-in-chief.

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3-D printed ceramics could provide buildings with airflow, evaporative cooling

By Faye Oney / March 27, 2018

Inspired by Arabic lace screens, a team of faculty and staff from Iowa State University’s architecture department have created a 3-D-printed ceramic façade that can be used as part of a mechanical system to control the amount of light, privacy, airflow, and cooling in a building.

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Learn five factors that control suspension rheology in ACerS short course

By Faye Oney / March 16, 2018

Learn how to troubleshoot and solve suspension rheology problems in ACerS short course “Dispersion and Rheology Control for Improved Ceramic Processing” at Ceramics Expo. Register before March 29 for a special rate.

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Video: Engineering students compete in concrete toboggan race

By Faye Oney / February 28, 2018

Did you miss the Olympics this year? Today’s video features an annual concrete toboggan race, in which engineering students from across Canada (and sometimes beyond) compete to build a 350-lb. toboggan with concrete runners.

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US DOE earmarks $35M to solve advanced manufacturing challenges; businesses solve workforce challenges at local level

By Faye Oney / February 27, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy recently funded 24 manufacturing research projects in the amount of $35 million to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. At the local level, businesses are partnering with academia and nonprofits to solve manufacturing’s workforce challenges.

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Happy National Engineers Week! Celebrate all that engineering means to our modern world

By April Gocha / February 20, 2018

This week is National Engineers Week, a weeklong celebration of all that engineers do to make our world a better place—and it’s not hard to find engineering’s effects on our daily lives.

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ACerS Fellow continues to learn at age 100

By Faye Oney / February 19, 2018

ACerS Fellow Ralph Rose celebrated his 100th birthday in December 2017. He reflects on his life as one of hard work, family love, striving for education and the American dream, service to his community, and professional achievement.

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Video: Engineering student creates 3D printer that extrudes chocolate

By Faye Oney / February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s video features an engineering student who designed a 3-D printer that makes chocolate confections. He envisions his printer as an entertainment device for weddings and other social gatherings.

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Decking the claws—Majoid crabs adorn their surfaces with colorful ‘ornaments’

By Faye Oney / December 26, 2017

Humans aren’t the only species who like to decorate. Camposcia retusa, a species of Majoid crabs, decorates itself to hide from predators. Researchers are observing their behavior to learn what physical and environmental factors drive their decorating behavior.

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New facets for the role of defects in ceramics, plus more inside January/February 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / December 21, 2017

The January/February 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about new facets for defects in ceramics, innovative new concretes, the NSF CAREER Class of 2017, and much more—is now available online.

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