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Green chemistry and biomimicry science making gains at The University of Akron? Looks like the school is joining the Green transformation -- and hopefully leading the way. Are they teaching undergrads these principals, I hope? They will be the basic fabric of the engineer's toolkit in the not very distant future. Any engineers wondering about this should start with the work of Michael Braungard and McDonough Design Chemistry. Required reading is Braungart and Will McDonough's "Cradle to Cradle" if you haven't already read it. Cheers. :cheers:

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Green chemistry and biomimicry science making gains at The University of Akron? Looks like the school is joining the Green transformation -- and hopefully leading the way. Are they teaching undergrads these principals, I hope? They will be the basic fabric of the engineer's toolkit in the not very distant future. Any engineers wondering about this should start with the work of Michael Braungard and McDonough Design Chemistry. Required reading is Braungart and Will McDonough's "Cradle to Cradle" if you haven't already read it. Cheers. :cheers:
I have a copy on my coffee table. ;)

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http://www.uakron.edu/im/online-newsroom/p...ering%20program"The University of Akron will house the nation's first baccalaureate program in corrosion engineering. The program is designed train engineers to understand and manage the effects of corrosion, which cost the U.S. economy about $279 billion a year, according to a 2002 Federal Highway Administration report."

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http://www.uakron.edu/im/online-newsroom/p...ering%20program"The University of Akron will house the nation's first baccalaureate program in corrosion engineering. The program is designed train engineers to understand and manage the effects of corrosion, which cost the U.S. economy about $279 billion a year, according to a 2002 Federal Highway Administration report."
First and only. This has the potential to grow into a major program. Especially with all the infrastructure issues we have in this country.

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http://www.uakron.edu/im/online-newsroom/p...ering%20program"The University of Akron will house the nation's first baccalaureate program in corrosion engineering. The program is designed train engineers to understand and manage the effects of corrosion, which cost the U.S. economy about $279 billion a year, according to a 2002 Federal Highway Administration report."
First and only. This has the potential to grow into a major program. Especially with all the infrastructure issues we have in this country.
nevermind the horrid infrastructure in our backyard...

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City of Akron WiFi being turned onI remember thinking that UA's existing WiFi played into this somehow, but now it's looking like a separate thing. UA will need to replace their wireless infrastructure in the near future. They were way ahead of the curve a few years back, but now everybody else has caught up and UA's technology is dated compared to everyone who has installed a network after them.

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City of Akron WiFi being turned onI remember thinking that UA's existing WiFi played into this somehow, but now it's looking like a separate thing. UA will need to replace their wireless infrastructure in the near future. They were way ahead of the curve a few years back, but now everybody else has caught up and UA's technology is dated compared to everyone who has installed a network after them.
anyone with a wireless router is ahead of UA's infrastructure...

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I've been campaigning for a bridge ever since UA announced that they took over management of Quaker Square.This news makes me happy. I hope that UA's engineering school wins the competition.

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I've been campaigning for a bridge ever since UA announced that they took over management of Quaker Square.This news makes me happy.
I thought it would make several people happy. (Including me).Specific details are that it has to attach to the second floor of the "hotel" dorm rooms as well as have a ground entry on the Quaker side. Span the 200 ft while maintaining clearance height for trains and have a ground entry on the eastern side of tracks.

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how long will this take to be completed?
Contest Winner would be announced in May 2010. Assuming funding is secured close to that date, 6 months for planning and bidding November 2010, kick off being done in February 2011. I would say Fall 2012.

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http://www.uakron.edu/im/online-newsroom/p...0at%20RoboGamesThe University of Akron College of Engineering Robotics Team earned four medals in the International RoboGames in San Francisco last month. Noted as a hub of brilliant minds from around the globe, these games featured about 80 competitions and attracted more than 500 contestants from 21 different countries.

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http://www.uakron.edu/im/online-newsroom/n...mp;pageTitle=UA News&crumbTitle=UA students take new steps toward space exploration
A team of University of Akron engineering students placed among the top three teams nationwide in the NASA Moon Tasks Competition for college students. Charged with the mission to design a battery management system for the next manned lunar rover, the UA team’s proposed system addresses issues of battery performance and safety.

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http://www.uakron.edu/im/online-newsroom/n...mp;pageTitle=UA News&crumbTitle=UA students take new steps toward space exploration
A team of University of Akron engineering students placed among the top three teams nationwide in the NASA Moon Tasks Competition for college students. Charged with the mission to design a battery management system for the next manned lunar rover, the UA team’s proposed system addresses issues of battery performance and safety.
Same group that were working with Myers Motors?

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