Knovel provides electronic access to leading engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.
Every year, thousands of students worldwide take the Knovel University Challenge -- a contest that allows students to compete for prizes while learning how to use the research tools they'll need to complete assignments and ultimately succeed in the workplace. The contest is also a fun way to start the school year.
Recently, our RET fellow Paul Holt participated in a program through NASA's Reduced Gravity Office and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
He sent me an email highlighting what he did:
The program that I participated in was through NASA's Reduced Gravity Office and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. I worked with three other teachers from Philadelphia to design and build an experiment to bring on NASA's Zero Gravity plane.
Dr. Moshe Kam, 2011 President and CEO of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, says engineering education must undergo significant transformation in the next decade to continue to push innovation forward, or global economic expansion will slow. Kam believes engineers of all disciplines need a deeper understanding of computing and networking, cross-disciplinary education, and sharper analytical skills.
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Information Science Reference: The Premier Reference Source for Computer Science and Information Technology Research
InfoSci-Journals and InfoSci-Books databases offers full text of IGI Information and Computer Science information — covering over 100 ejournals and over 800 ebooks.
A full-text collection of peer-reviewed journals and books focused on specialized topics in advanced technology research as well as the organizational, managerial, behavioral, and social impli
EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Our 13,800 members work with communities to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information systems.
Here are some resources available to help you find information on projects related to Appropriate Technology.
Engineering for Change provides a forum to connect, collaborate, solve challenges and share knowledge among a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life all over the world. E4C is bridging technology and humanitarian development.
The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools Web site provides maps, data and tools for renewable energy resources that determine which energy technologies are viable solutions in domestic and international regions.