Engineering Village Day

Join the Engineering Library for a visit from Engineering Village providers of the Compendex, INSPEC, NTIS, GeoBase, and GeoRef electronic databases. Stop by the Friend Center Atrium on March 31st for demonstrations, snacks, giveaways, and to learn more about how Engineering Village can be used in your research.

When: Tuesday, March 31 – 10:30 am until 1:00 pm
Where: Friend Center Atrium

Of course, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to begin using Engineering Village. This excellent resource is always available via the Princeton University Libraries online at

IEEE Emerging Technologies Roundtable webcast – 10:30 a.m. March 10, 2009

IEEE Emerging Technologies Roundtable webcast – 10:30 a.m. March 10, 2009

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, IEEE is hosting a roundtable webcast on emerging technologies and their potential to change the world. On March 10, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. EST “top minds in human-technology interactions” will form a panel to discuss such topics as biomedical engineering, biometrics, computing, robotics, telecommunications, wireless power, and more. The IEEE announcement’s list of speakers follows:

“Scheduled speakers include:

• Miguel Nicolelis, professor and co-director, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University Medical Center
• Roy Want, senior principal engineer, Intel Corporation
• Krishna Palem, professor, George Brown School of Engineering, Rice University
• Katie Hall, chief technology officer, WiTricity
• Rangachar Kasturi, professor, University of South Florida
• Dharmendra Modha, manager, congnitive computing, IBM Almaden Research Center
• K.J. Ray Liu, professor, University of Maryland, College Park”

To view the rest of the announcement and register for this event click here

Engineering Dream Jobs

According to IEEE, “For many engineers, work is the thing you do to fill up the time between college and retirement.” But it doesn’t have to be that way. In case you missed it, the February 2009 issue of IEEE Spectrum featured a special report on engineering dream jobs. The issue profiles 10 engineers who are doing exactly what they want to do and loving it. To read about the toy makers, effects wizards, solar-powered plane builders, and more in this issue, visit

While you’re at it you might also want to visit the IEEE careers sight at