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Announcing two new subscriptions at the library: Engineering Case Studies Online, which
 offers hundreds of hours of video and thousands of pages of text resources on engineering failures and successes and Environmental Studies in Video, which covers topics in alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, and climate change. 

2013 Knovel Virtual Conference - October 15, 2013

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Once the rush of the beginning of the academic year is over you may want to consider attending this FREE full-day event that will showcase how you can save time and get to the critical engineering answers you need faster.

Featured keynotes include: "Success Strategies for Introverted Leaders" presented by Lisa Petrilli, CEO, C-Level Strategies  and "Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities" presented by Bernard Amadei, Prof. of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder and Founding President of Engineers Without Borders. 

In between, you'll have access to technical sessions on how to get the most out of the new Knovel experience, expert sessions on industry trends, leadership skills and career development advice, as well as how to use Knovel in the classroom and preparing students for the workplace. 

Knovel is a service provided to the Princeton University community through a subscription supported by the Engineering Library. If you want to learn more about Knovel, stop by the Engineering Library or attend a Research Clinic.

Starting October 13th, Writing in Science and Engineering Conferences will be held every Thursday at the Engineering Library in Friend Center, room 106. These are offered to students working on assignments or research projects in the sciences, the empirical social sciences, or engineering. Appointments for Writing Conferences at the Engineering Library can be made online at

In coordination with the Writing Conferences, the Engineering Library offers Research Clinics every Thursday afternoon, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in room 105 (Friend Center). If you have difficulties finding sources for your paper or project, librarians will be available to help you and to answer any questions that you may have about the library. No appointments are necessary for the Library Research Clinics, everybody is welcome!

The exhibition on display on the first floor of the Engineering Library in Friend Center examines a number of Khan's major tall buildings systems in concrete and steel. Featured works include the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) and the Brunswick Building, all in Chicago, Illinois, as well as One and Two Shell Plaza in Houston, Texas.

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Through models, photographs, panels that illustrate the relationship between forces and form, Khan's personal notebooks and the accompanying books, one experiences the process of engineering design.

The models presented in this exhibit were made by students enrolled in a new class taught in Fall 2010, CEE 463: A Social and Multi-Dimensional Exploration of Structures. By focusing on Khan's works, the students made engineering analyses of his designs and examined the social context in which he worked.

Exhibition Co-Curators: Sigrid Adriaenssens and Maria E. Moreyra Garlock

Engineering Village Day

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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

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

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.

Princeton Courses in Scientific Writing for Graduate Students

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The Princeton Writing Program is offering 6 sections of two non-credit, 6-week courses in Writing in Science and Engineering (WSE). Space is limited and enrollment is by application only. The courses are sponsored by the Graduate School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The application deadlines are in advance of the beginning of each course. For more information visit

National Academy of Engineering encourages young women

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February 20 — In conjunction with National Engineers Week, the National Academy of Engineering and a coalition of engineering and educational organizations announced today the launch of “Engineer Your Life,” a new Web site to encourage academically prepared girls to enroll in undergraduate engineering programs. The site is part of a national effort to tell high school girls, and the adults in their lives, about what it is like to be an engineer.

News Release

Engineer Your Life

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