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

Stan Brown, P.E. assumes presidency of APWA

The American Public Works Association veteran has worked in local government for more than 34 years, holding various public works, engineering, and management positions in Georgia, Colorado and Wyoming.

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

InSpire Transpiration Solutions adds Dylan Hamel to its engineering team

As an applications engineer, Hamel will provide technical engineering support to optimize heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and dehumidification systems for indoor horticulture clients

Engineering Schools

SMU professor awarded NSF grant for models to better evacuate natural disasters like hurricanes

He will investigate integrated evacuation planning and disaster preparedness models that offer relief to evacuees in a more robust, predictive, timely, and cost-effective manner

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

University of Missouri engineers are working with Dow and the Missouri Department of Transportation to test the use of plastic waste in road pavement

Testing on a local roadway, engineers and students are determining how to incorporate single-use, polyethylene plastic waste into asphalt

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.