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Catalytic Ethanolysis of Kraft Lignin with a Mo-based Catalyst in Supercritical Ethanol

Friday, April 18th, 2014

MSE SEMINAR
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Room 610, M&M Building

Catalytic Ethanolysis of Kraft Lignin with a Mo-based Catalyst in Supercritical Ethanol

Dr. Yongdan Li
Professor and Chair
Department of Industrial Catalysis
School of Chemical Engineering
Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Associate Editor, Catalysis Today

Yongdan Li Abstract April 23, 2014

3D Printers in April News

Friday, April 18th, 2014

PlasticIn the News

Michigan Tech research in 3D printing was covered by Reason in the article “The 3D Economy.”

From Tech Today.

The 3D Economy
Forget guns, what happens when everyone prints their own shoes?

Already, according to a study authored by Michigan Technological University engineering professor Joshua Pearce and six others, there are significant economic incentives for consumers to pursue 3D printing. According to Pearce’s calculations, a person who constructs an open-source 3D printer called the RepRap at a cost of around $575 for parts can theoretically avoid paying between $290 and $1,920 a year to retailers simply by using the device to print 20 common items (iPhone case, shower curtain rings, shoe orthotics, etc.).

Read more at The 3D Economy, by Greg Beato.

UP 3DIn Print

John Irwin (SoT), Pearce (MSE/ECE) and Jerry Anzalone (MSE) coauthored ”Implementing Self-Replicating Rapid Prototypers (RepRaps) into a Mechanical/Manufacturing Program,” which was published in The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) 2013 Conference Proceedings. pp. 387-406.

From Tech Today.

In the News

Pearce is quoted in Italy’s Scienze Naturali in an article about the environmental benefits of 3D printing and in 3D Printer World on how recycling milk jugs into 3D printer filament saves money and the environment.

From Tech Today.

Recycling Milk Jugs into 3D Printer Filament Saves Money and the Environment

The energy savings is only about 3 percent in urban areas, where the plastic has to travel less during the collection and recycling process.

“Where it really shows substantial savings is in smaller towns like Houghton (where Michigan Tech. is located), where you have to transport the plastic to be collected, then again to be recycled, and a third time to be made into products,” Pearce said. The energy savings is as much as 80 percent in small towns and rural areas.

Read more at 3D Printer World, by John Graber.

In the News

Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) is quoted in the UK’s Business Reporter in an article about supply chain disruption, which is distributed with the Daily Telegraph.

Pearce was interviewed on the John and Kane Show of Indio Radio discussing open source hardware which is available online.

From Tech Today.

Will 3D printing transform the supply chain?

Joshua Pearce, a materials science and engineering professor at Michigan Technology University in the US has produced research based on the idea of a colourimeter for water testing.According to his estimates, the printable version would cost just $50, instead of $2000, and it worked just as well with raw materials that can be easily sourced in developing countries.

Read more at Business Reporter, by Natasha Clark.

John and Kane On Indio Radio- Monday 03-31-14

We talk to Dan Reus who you can find on Twitter @danreus and also at http://openlydisruptive.com…. He has a guest who is Joshua Pearce on the phone who we will be talking to today…. Joshua is Professor at Michigan Tech and he specializes in open source technologies so we will talk to him more about that…. Very Interesting…. We also talk about 3D printing for those of you that don’t know what it is, this is so cool…. You can find Joshua at http://appropedia.org/MOST….or: http://mtu.academia.edu/JoshuaPearce

Indio Radio

Listen to the podcast interview with Joshua Pearce on Indio Radio. The segment runs from 06:18 to 26:33.

Design Expo 2014

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Design Expo 2014ENTERPRISE AND SENIOR DESIGN TEAMS AT DESIGN EXPO 2014

Good luck to all the teams participating in Design Expo 2014, coming up on Thursday, April 17, from 8 am to 4 pm. in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, 3rd floor.

Design Expo is a showcase of Enterprise and Senior Design student projects.

View the Design Expo 2014 – Schedule of Events.

Design Nanostructures and Interfaces for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

MSE SEMINAR
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building

Design Nanostructures and Interfaces for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage

John & Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture Series

Guozhong Cao
University of Washington
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Seattle, WA

Guozhong Cao Abstract April 22, 2014

Open Source Ecology

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Marcin JakubwoskiMSE SEMINAR
Friday, April 11, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building

Open Source Ecology

Marcin Jakubowski
TED Fellow & Founder of Open Source Ecology
Developer of the Global Village Construction Set

Marcin Jakubowski Abstract April 11, 2014

Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

costsIn Print

Visiting scholar Theresa Alafita (MSE) and Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) coauthored “Standardization Key to Cutting Solar Funding Costs in the Asset Securitization Report,” March 28.

From Tech Today.

In the News

Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) was interviewed for Renewable Energy World in an article “Unlocking Solar Energy’s Value as an Asset Class.”

From Tech Today.

Summer 2014 Opportunities for Students

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

2014 NSF EPSCoR Summer Research Internships in Renewable Energy at the University of Iowa
http://iowaepscor.org/
http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/ess/future-students/k-12/summer-camps-and-programs


Metallurgical Internship Opportunity
Steel Dynamics Inc.
MetallurgicalInternshipOpportunity-031014
My name is Kara Simonoff, HR Generalist for Steel Dynamics, Inc. and in charge of recruiting for our Summer Internship Program. We are having a hard time filling our Metallurgical internship opportunity and I was wondering if you could please let your students know about the position – please see attached job description. Students can email their resume directly to me or if you have any outstanding students to refer, that would be great.
Sophomores (rising Juniors) welcome to apply. Freshmen (rising sophomores) may also want to inquire.
Kara Simonoff
Human Resources Generalist
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
7575 W Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804
direct: 260.969.3535 l main: 260.969.3500


Central Washington University Physics and Astronomy REU program
http://www.cwu.edu/physics/reuprogram


Passionate on Parallel Research Experience for Undergraduates
University of Illinois
http://parallel.illinois.edu/education/passionate-parallel-reu


Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University (LSU)
CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences
http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/


Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Application (LA-SiGMA)
LA-SiGMA REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science
http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/


Physics Department at the University of Illinois REU
http://physics.illinois.edu/undergrad/reu/


NASA Summer Internships – Society of Physics Students
SPS Internships
Specific Positions


Portland State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
http://www.reu.pdx.edu/


DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
https://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html
Deadline January 31, 2014


Summer REU at University of South Florida, Tampa
http://physics.usf.edu/


Summer Youth Programs Information Sessions
Summer Youth Programs is excited to announce two information sessions for prospective staff members. The sessions will be held on Jan. 15, in MUB Ballroom A2 and Jan. 16, in MUB Ballroom B from 7 to 9 p.m. Please see the event listing on HuskyJobs for more information.

From Tech Today.

Summer Youth Programs
http://www.syp.mtu.edu/


NanoJapan
International Research Experience for Undergraduates
http://nanojapan.rice.edu/

2013 NanoJapan Participants
http://nanojapan.rice.edu/people_undergrads_2013.shtml


RISEUP: Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation
Wayne State University
http://riseup.med.wayne.edu/


MIT Lincoln Laboratory
http://www.ll.mit.edu/

Summer Research Program
http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html

2013-2014 Technical Seminar Series
http://www.ll.mit.edu/college/techseminars.html

Employment Opportunities
https://www.ll.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface


Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates (N-REU) Program
http://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates


Research Experience for Undergraduates, Summer 2014, Ohio Wesleyan University
http://reu.owu.edu/


Leiden/Huygens PhD Prize Fellowships
http://huygens.researchschool.nl/
http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/research/


IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program
Meeting Global Health’s Greatest Challenges Through Education and Innovation
http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/education-training/post-bachelor-fellowship


RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

https://www.daad.de/rise/en/


Idaho State University REU

http://www.physics.isu.edu/internships/reu.html


University of Notre Dame – ND REU

http://physics.nd.edu/research/reu/


University of Vermont
Summer REU Program on Complex Materials

http://www.uvm.edu/physics/?Page=complexmaterials.html

http://www.uvm.edu/physics/images/uvm-complexmat-2014.pdf


2014 NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)
http://www.nserc.und.edu/sarp/sarp-2014/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjRYmVKbqSw


Student, Alumni and Faculty Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN

ORNL Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)
ORNL Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)

http://www.orau.org/ornl/


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program
http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/


RISEUP: Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation
Environmental Internships at Wayne State University
http://riseup.med.wayne.edu/


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics at the University of Michigan (REU)
http://reu.physics.lsa.umich.edu/


SURF

The SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) application process is starting! If you want to do research here at Michigan Tech over the summer, this is your chance.

See mtu.edu/surf for more information, including example proposals.
(Those are here:
http://www.mtu.edu/research/administration/vpr-office/internal-awards/surf/project-description/ )

I will be conducting two proposal writing workshops for students. The first will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, starting at 6 pm in Fisher 125.

Dr. Cantrell
SURF Coordinator


NSF REU site for Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron
http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot


Yale CRISP REU program
http://www.crisp.yale.edu/index.php/Reu


The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.
http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/


STEM Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl and click on your academic level to learn more about educational programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Complete your profile in the Talent and Opportunity System (TOppS) system and then apply to one or all of the program postings. Applications must be submitted visa the TOppS system. See the programs web sites for suggested deadline dates.


APPLY NOW – DEADLINE IS JANUARY 10 – Summer 2014 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
http://science.energy.gov/wdts/


U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/HS-STEMflier2014.pdf


Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities
available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these
programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626)
395-2887.

MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented
students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American;
females who are underrepresented in their discipline; or
first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or
M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible to
students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating
seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum
GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in
desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or
co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how
their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas. The most
competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week
program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be
provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 8, 2014.

For more information, visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/murf.

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology,
chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include
biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular
engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating
seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S.
citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air
transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 14, 2014.

For more information, please visit
www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars.

Apprenticeship Program Funding for Laitila

Friday, April 4th, 2014

REAPNew Funding

Edward Laitila (MSE) has received $4,000 for a nineteen-month long research project “Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program at Michigan Tech,” from the Academy of Applied Science.

From Tech Today.

Development and Characterization of Magnesium-Neodymium Alloys for Biomedical Applications

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Graduate Seminar
Friday, April 4, 2014
3:00 pm, U113 M&M

The Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering present

Dr. Jan-Marten Seitz
Institut für Werkstoffkunde
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Garbsen, Germany

Development and Characterization of Magnesium-Neodymium Alloys for Biomedical Applications

Jan-Marten Seitz Abstract April 4, 104

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Fall 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Fall Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on May 30, 2014. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation, and access to the online application system are found at:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

with inquiries or questions made using:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/contact/

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

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