November 2008 Archives

Sustainable Energy Resources possible via Knovel

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Global Change Education Program -- Dept. of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) sponsors the Global Change Education Program (GCEP) to promote undergraduate and graduate education and training in support of the Department’s global change research activities. Global change research encompasses a number of technical areas, including atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climate, and terrestrial processes. GCEP has two components:

· Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

· Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF).

SURE appointments are competitive, require U.S. Citizenship, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 system). In addition, GREF requires applicants to have successfully completed at least one year of graduate school.

For further information:

· Visit the website,

· Contact Jeffrey Gaffney at, Nancy Marley at, or Milton J. Constantin at

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers the GCEP for the Department of Energy. ORISE is managed under contract by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

Milton J. Constantin

Program Manager

865/576-7009 (T)

865/241-9445 (F)

From an email from: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

America's Energy Future -- Report & Website

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Recap of Summit on America’s Energy Future A workshop report of the energy summit held earlier this year by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering provides summaries of speaker presentations and discussions on energy security, energy and the environment, and energy and the economy. The workshop report is the first release of the academies’ America’s Energy Future project, an initiative designed to stimulate discussion about U.S. energy options.

1st link goes to book, 2nd goes to website From What’s New at, Nov. 14th.

ANSI has a Pilot University Outreach Program

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Incorporating Standards Into Curricula

“In pursuit of its commitment to implementation of the United States Standards Strategy (USSS), ANSI is developing a pilot University Outreach program that will introduce globally-recognized and adopted standards into the classroom. ANSI will collaborate with faculty from a select group of universities to incorporate information about standards and conformity assessment, as well as knowledge of the appropriate standards, into their unique curricula. The program will be open to all disciplines.

Participants in the pilot program will have unfettered access to members of the U.S. standardization community who will be available to provide case studies, model tutorials, and other educational resources that can be used by professors in the classroom.”

“ANSI will continue to provide free access for faculty and students in the pilot to any defined group of standards currently available in the collections of the ISO and IEC. As the U.S. Member Body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI has been authorized to provide, upon request, complimentary access for students and faculty to selected standards currently available in the ISO collection. If needed, certain standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) may also be made available.

These collections are comprised of nearly 20,000 standards, which can be made available to faculty and students in all disciplines in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States.”

Website for EE design & development in India

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TechOnline India, is a new web site from TechInsights, the publishers of EE Times, that targets the education and technical information needs of the rapidly growing electronics engineering design and development community in India. There are many aspects to the website: articles, courses, blogs, webinars, a forum, a “virtualab”.

Source: Issue 167, Internet resources newsletter, “the free, monthly, newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists and social scientists”, from Herriot-Watt Univ., in the U.K.

NTIS offers RSS feeds for subject updates

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Currently the National Technical Information Service Bibliographic Database includes records on over 2.8 million scientific and technical reports arranged by major subject categories. The NTIS database has now made available RSS Feeds by Subject Category: Follow the RSS Feeds link at to get started. Energy is one of the categories, for example.

The October 2008 issue of the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter is now available online from

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