Archive for October 28th, 2011

The World of Chemical Engineering

CENtral Science

http://cenblog.org/

Chemical and Engineering News has a separate website for “News, notes, and musings from C&EN” that takes a more accessible look at what is going in the world of chemical engineering with a dozen different blogs.  These blogs include “Just Another Electron Pusher”, “The Haystack”, and “Artful Science”.   Visitors will find the latest entry in “Artful Science” to be an informative piece on acrylic paint, which was invented in the 1940s.  This particular entry looks at how over time the surfactants in it rise to the surface of a painting and produce a white film.   Currently, art restorers are looking for a way to effectively remove the film while not harming the painting.   The “Friday chemical safety round-up” lists “chemical and safety news from the past week”, including items from categories such as “Fires and explosions” and “Leaks, spills, and other exposures”. [KMG]

Reposted from the October 21, 2011 “Scout Report”.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarships

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Announces (VSGC) 2012–2013 Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities!  Visit http://www.vsgc.odu.edu for more info.

VSGC awards over $325,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students attending Virginia Space Grant member institutions and majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field.  Research proposals from students majoring in any STEM field and working on a project that supports NASA’s mission are welcomed.  VSGC can assist students and faculty in identifying research projects and connecting to NASA.

The Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides a one-year scholarship of up to $8,500 to support undergraduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor.

The Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program provides $5,000 in support to graduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor.  The Graduate Fellowship is add-on support for students and is renewable for one year.

The Community College STEM Scholarship Program provides $2,000 scholarships to students attending any Virginia Community College and majoring in STEM.

The Teacher Education STEM Scholarship Program provides $1,000 awards to students majoring in a teacher education preparation program and demonstrating an interest in teaching in a STEM field.   Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

The VSGC is especially seeking applications from underrepresented minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.

For more info, please contact Nick Koltun, VSGC Educational Programs Specialist at nkoltun@odu.edu or (757) 766-5210.

GIS Workshop: Georeferencing Paper Maps

Tuesday, November 1
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

Do you like old maps?  Would you like to find the real-world location of features you see on old maps?  Maybe overlay old maps with new maps to see what’s changed over time?  Georeferencing makes paper maps geo-smart so they play nicely with Google Earth, ArcGIS, and other geo-software for visualization and analysis.  You’ll leave this hands-on session with georeferencing skills and tools to geo-enable any paper map.


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