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

Engineer takes readers on a historical journey through ancient civilization measurement in new book

Author Roland Boucher has released his debut book “Ancient Measurement: How Ancient civilizations created Precise and Reproducible Standards.”

Defining moment for STEM

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

Plastics Pipe Institute announces new technical director

The Plastics Pipe Institute has announced that Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., has been appointed technical director of the association and will also assume the position of director of engineering for the Power and Communications Division and director of education.

Engineering Firms

In memoriam: Celebrating the life of Alfred “Pete” Petrofsky

McMillen Jacobs Associates announces that the accomplished tunnel and dam engineer has passed away at 92

Engineering Schools

Bucknell University gets $2-million grant to create a new engineering education model

The National Science Foundation awarded it so faculty can incorporate societal problems and the interdisciplinary approach they demand into the department’s curriculum

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.

Tunable optical chip paves way for new quantum devices

Researchers have created a silicon carbide photonic integrated chip that can be thermally tuned by applying an electric signal. The approach could be used to create reconfigurable devices such as phase-shifters and tunable optical couplers for networking applications and quantum information processing.

Green Building

Hillsboro, Oregon begins generating renewable electricity from an underground water pipeline

The Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project features the In-PRV, a new smart water and micro-hydro system that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline.

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.

Roofit.solar named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist

The Swedish Steel Prize recognizes the good engineering, cooperation, and steel innovations that lead to a better and more sustainable world. Roofit.solar, a company from Estonia that combines solar panels with steel roofing, was one of the four finalists for this year’s prize.