All Things Chemical Process Engineering

Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, engineering firm Process Engineering Associates specializes in one discipline, but they apply it to many types of projects all over the world

Transforming the Grid

Engineers at the FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State University are developing solid-state transformers that promise to make the electrical grid more reliable and facilitate renewable energy such as wind and solar

Down with the Dam

Old dams are being taken down around the country for environmental and safety reasons. In Massachusetts, the story of the Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam removal project shows the complexities involved and the opportunities for engineers.

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Engineering News

USDA civil engineer named a finalist for a prestigious medal

Sherry Hunt is a finalist in the Science and Environment category for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for developing innovative design techniques to rehabilitate and reinforce aging dams

ASCE releases its infrastructure report card

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, its latest quadrennial assessment, and gives the United States an overall C- grade 

Defining moment for STEM

Nearing its 30th anniversary, STEM finds itself converging with educational technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and extended reality.

Engineering Firms

HMMH receives NASA X-59 Quiet Supersonic Flight Community Testing contract

Data collected could allow supersonic flight over land, dramatically reducing travel time to anywhere in the world

Engineering Schools

UC Riverside engineers create activated carbon from corn stover that filters 98 percent of a pollutant from water

They’ve come up with an energy-efficient way to put corn wastes back into the economy by transforming it into activated carbon for use in water treatment.

Sacred Heart University opens its IDEA Lab

Now that the University in Fairfield, Connecticut has officially opened the IDEA (Innovate|Design|Engineer|Apply) Lab at its West Campus, students have 11,000 square feet of space to exercise their creativity, explore their ideas, and develop new concepts.

Green Building

Report on indoor air quality in schools released

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and ASHRAE have released survey results from school districts, detailing measures they have taken to improve indoor air quality in schools in response to the pandemic.

New York State passes legislation to speed up clean energy projects

To combat climate change and jumpstart the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act will create the Office of Renewable Energy Siting to streamline the process for siting of large-scale renewable energy projects.