Chemical Engineer...
Follow
Find
129 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Erin Grills from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
onto Chemical Engineering Advancements
Scoop.it!

How The Food Giants Hooked Us

How The Food Giants Hooked Us | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

The Book: "SALT, SUGAR, FAR: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US"

“A shocking, galvanizing manifesto against the corporations manipulating nutrition to fatten their bottom line."

 

Feb 26, 2013 NPR

From food scientists who study the human palate to maximize consumer bliss, to marketing campaigns that target teens to hook them for life on a brand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss' new book goes inside the world of processed,... http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/26/172969363/how-the-food-industry-manipulates-taste-buds-with-salt-sugar-fat?ft=1&f=13

 

Feb 26, 2013 The Guardian

SALT, SUGAR, FAR: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times -  Michael Moss

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/24/salt-sugar-fat-moss-review

 

Feb 20, 2013 - New York Times
THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?ref=michaelmoss&_r=0

 

HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997370091/how-the-junk-food-industry-has-encouraged-us-to-eat-ourselves-to-death

 

CAN FOOD BE AS ADDICTIVE AS A DRUG?  - New York Times http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990DE3DE123EF931A35753C1A9679D8B63&ref=michaelmoss

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14736-our-food-system-is-in-crisis-due-to-technology-run-amock-and-monopolizing-corporations

 

 

AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT COSTING US? TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994849221/americans-are-sicker-and-die-younger-than-people-in-other-wealthy-nations-obesity-plus

 

STARVING BY ACCIDENT: ARE AMERICANS EATING REAL FOOD?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663997020/starving-by-accident-are-americans-eating-real-food

 April 9, 2012 Christopher Cook, author of “Diet for a Dead Planet,” states that, “It is no longer news that a few powerful, multi-national for-profit-only corporations have literally occupied the vast majority of human sustenance. The situation is perilous…. This corporate occupation of our food isn’t just unfair and wrong; it’s impractical and destructive. It’s ruining farmers, the land and our future food supply.” http://veracityvoice.com/?p=14387

 

AND THE NEXT SCANDAL: - GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:

TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

AFRICA:  NAMBIA AGRONOMIC BOARD CONDEMNS GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE FOUND IN CONSUMER FOOD PRODUCTS  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997561898/nambia-agronomic-board-condemns-genetically-modified-maize-found-in-consumer-food-products

 

 

 

 

WATCH:

PBS VIDEO REPORT

IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS - VIDEO REPORT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997415995/in-el-salvador-american-junk-food-creating-chaos-with-health-children-and-cultural-norms-video-report

 

WATCH:

A VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY  (1 hr)  "Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood" http://sco.lt/6Qs0p7

 


Via pdjmoo
Erin Grills's insight:

I plan on using this article to show the reality of how many products are in the market. This will be included in my food subtopic. The article helps even me realize the large scale of chemical engineering involved in the food industry.

more...
No comment yet.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Food Engineering

Food Engineering | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Erin Grills's insight:

This sight seems to be a good source of information for my food subtopic in my presentation. The sight includes background information on the topic and is also currently doing more and more research about the topic.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Advances in Chemical Engineering - ongoing evolutions of chemical engineering and provides overview to the sate of the art advancements torrent - Ebooks torrents - Books torrents - ExtraTorrent.com...

Advances in Chemical Engineering - ongoing evolutions of chemical engineering and provides overview to the sate of the art advancements torrent - Ebooks torrents - Books torrents - ExtraTorrent.com... | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Advances in Chemical Engineering - ongoing evolutions of chemical engineering and provides overview to the sate of the art advancements torrent download - ExtraTorrent.com
Erin Grills's insight:

I plan to find this book at a local library or book store to research food advancements using chemical engineering. To be more specific, chapters 3 and 5 are named Food Engineering. This allows me to find a new source other than the internet to complete my research for this project.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from Fragrance Chemicals & Health
Scoop.it!

ScienceDirect.com - Environmental Impact Assessment Review - Fragranced consumer products: Chemicals emitted, ingredients unlisted

"We investigated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from 25 common fragranced consumer products—laundry products, personal care products, cleaning supplies, and air fresheners—using headspace analysis with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Our analysis found 133 different VOCs emitted from the 25 products, with an average of 17 VOCs per product. Of these 133 VOCs, 24 are classified as toxic or hazardous under U.S. federal laws, and each product emitted at least one of these compounds."


Via Environmental Illness Network Minnesota
Erin Grills's insight:

This article does not show an advancement made to better chemical engineering, but i plan to use this to show possible advancements. I think I am going to end my presentation with new advancements that can be made, and I believe that this will be a good topic to show. Chemcial engineers would be the people who work with the production factories to cut down on the toxic ingredients and create a cleaner, safer product.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

U.S. Military Testing Spray-On Polymer Armor

U.S. Military Testing Spray-On Polymer Armor | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
by David Crane david@defensereview.com The U.S. military is currently working with a spray-on elastomeric polymer coating that can perhaps stop everything from bomb fragments to bullets. The exact elastomeric polymers the U.S.
Erin Grills's insight:

This article will help me show the use of chemical engineering in the military industry. The new advancements have created safer protection and new ways to wear the protection.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
Scoop.it!

How The Food Giants Hooked Us

How The Food Giants Hooked Us | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

The Book: "SALT, SUGAR, FAR: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US"

“A shocking, galvanizing manifesto against the corporations manipulating nutrition to fatten their bottom line."

 

Feb 26, 2013 NPR

From food scientists who study the human palate to maximize consumer bliss, to marketing campaigns that target teens to hook them for life on a brand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss' new book goes inside the world of processed,... http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/26/172969363/how-the-food-industry-manipulates-taste-buds-with-salt-sugar-fat?ft=1&f=13

 

Feb 26, 2013 The Guardian

SALT, SUGAR, FAR: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times -  Michael Moss

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/24/salt-sugar-fat-moss-review

 

Feb 20, 2013 - New York Times
THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?ref=michaelmoss&_r=0

 

HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997370091/how-the-junk-food-industry-has-encouraged-us-to-eat-ourselves-to-death

 

CAN FOOD BE AS ADDICTIVE AS A DRUG?  - New York Times http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990DE3DE123EF931A35753C1A9679D8B63&ref=michaelmoss

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14736-our-food-system-is-in-crisis-due-to-technology-run-amock-and-monopolizing-corporations

 

 

AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT COSTING US? TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994849221/americans-are-sicker-and-die-younger-than-people-in-other-wealthy-nations-obesity-plus

 

STARVING BY ACCIDENT: ARE AMERICANS EATING REAL FOOD?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663997020/starving-by-accident-are-americans-eating-real-food

 April 9, 2012 Christopher Cook, author of “Diet for a Dead Planet,” states that, “It is no longer news that a few powerful, multi-national for-profit-only corporations have literally occupied the vast majority of human sustenance. The situation is perilous…. This corporate occupation of our food isn’t just unfair and wrong; it’s impractical and destructive. It’s ruining farmers, the land and our future food supply.” http://veracityvoice.com/?p=14387

 

AND THE NEXT SCANDAL: - GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:

TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

AFRICA:  NAMBIA AGRONOMIC BOARD CONDEMNS GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE FOUND IN CONSUMER FOOD PRODUCTS  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997561898/nambia-agronomic-board-condemns-genetically-modified-maize-found-in-consumer-food-products

 

 

 

 

WATCH:

PBS VIDEO REPORT

IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS - VIDEO REPORT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997415995/in-el-salvador-american-junk-food-creating-chaos-with-health-children-and-cultural-norms-video-report

 

WATCH:

A VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY  (1 hr)  "Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood" http://sco.lt/6Qs0p7

 


Via pdjmoo
Erin Grills's insight:

I plan on using this article to show the reality of how many products are in the market. This will be included in my food subtopic. The article helps even me realize the large scale of chemical engineering involved in the food industry.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from Military Tech
Scoop.it!

Up to $853M to Penn State for Naval Research

Up to $853M to Penn State for Naval Research | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory serves as a U.S. Navy UARC (University Affiliated Research Center) in Defense science and technologies, with a focus in naval missions and related areas. In September 2012, they were awarded a 5-year, maximum $415 million


Via Abrar Hussain
Erin Grills's insight:

I found this article interesting due to the fact that I am planning on attending college here.  I will use this to show how engineering and technology is expanding close to home. This will be included under my military subtopic.

more...
Walt Bechtell's comment, February 24, 2013 8:47 AM
Excellent work Erin! These are fantastic articles. Did you complete your interview?
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Major step toward an Alzheimer's vaccine

Major step toward an Alzheimer's vaccine | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Medical researchers have discovered a way to stimulate the brain's natural defense mechanisms in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Erin Grills's insight:

I would like to use this article to show how advancing engineering can be put to a good use in the pharmaceutical field.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

NanoEngineers Print and Test Chemical Sensors on Elastic Waistbands of Underwear

NanoEngineers Print and Test Chemical Sensors on Elastic Waistbands of Underwear | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
NanoEngineers Print and Test Chemical Sensors on Underwear
Erin Grills's insight:

This site allows me to talk abou the advances made in the US are potentially going to be applied to troops overseas and in a war-like situation. I will use this site for my military advances subtopic.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Hair-raising chemicals

Hair-raising chemicals | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Jasmine’s job involves taking the first chemical formulation ideas for new hair-care products and working out the best way to produce these on a big scale.
Erin Grills's insight:

This source is good for finding a real life example of a chemical engineer. This interview will help connect the general topic of chemical engineering to a more understandable and relatable topic for the class.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from Food issues
Scoop.it!

Call In The Food Fixers | October 31, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News

Call In The Food Fixers | October 31, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 44 | Chemical & Engineering News | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

The product claims appear from one end of the store to the other on beverages, salad dressings, sauces, cookies, and even bread. What shoppers may not know is that whenever fats, sugars, or gluten are taken out, a precisely tailored combination of other ingredients is called upon to replace them. These ingredients help food scientists make “light” or “-free” versions of products taste as close to the original version as possible.


Via Cathryn Wellner
Erin Grills's insight:

My subtopic of food/nutritional advancements would benefit from the ideas on this site. It relates the hard to understand information to common knowledge. It will help me create my ideas into a way that the class will more easily understand.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
Scoop.it!

UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a 'global threat'

UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a 'global threat' | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

Feb 19, 2013 Environmental Health News

An international team of experts reported today that evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a "global threat" that should be addressed.

The report is a joint effort by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to give policymakers the latest information on chemicals that alter the hormones of people and wildlife.

“Over the past decade, we know much better that chronic diseases, ones related to the endocrine system, are increasing globally,” said Thomas Zoeller, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a co-author of the report.

Such diseases include male reproductive problems, pregnancy complications, certain cancers, obesity and brain development. Many factors can cause these diseases, but the report concludes that given how fast some are rising, environmental chemicals are likely playing a role.... http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/who-report

 

A PERFECT STORM OF GMOs, CHEMICALS AND CANCER  | Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/03/a-perfect-storm-of-gmos-chemicals-and-cancer/

 

PESTICIDES & PROSTATE CANCER... AGAIN  | Pesticide Action Network http://www.panna.org/blog/pesticides-prostate-cancer-again

 

Feb 19, 2013 World Environment News:

MAN-MADE CHEMICAL CITED IN HEALTH SCOURGES: UN REPORT http://planetark.org/wen/67960

 

Jan 1, 2013 The Environmental Magazine
CHEMICAL TOXINS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF OUR TIME http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/chemical-crusader-sandra-steingraber/

 

REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF:  MORE THAN 80,000 CHEMICALS PERMITTED FOR USE IN THE U.S. HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY TESTED FOR TOXITY TO HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html

 

MORE ON CHEMICALS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AND CANCER

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=CANCER

 

 

MORE ON CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals

 

MORE ON PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=pesticides

 

 

 


Via pdjmoo
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine
Scoop.it!

New Drug Is First to Help Patients With Recurrent Low-Grade Ovarian Cancer - Science Daily (press release)

New Drug Is First to Help Patients With Recurrent Low-Grade Ovarian Cancer Science Daily (press release) Cancer-causing genetic mutations in BRAF and KRAS genes occur more frequently in low-grade ovarian cancer, so the researchers chose a drug that...

Via Brian Shields
Erin Grills's insight:

This site will allow me to discuss the advancements in drugs for my pharmaceutical subtopic. This also allows me to expand my research to see how many other cancer drugs are being discovered due to the advancemens in engineering.

more...
Brian Shields's curator insight, February 8, 2013 10:39 PM

Researchers identified that KRAS and BRAF mutations occur more frequently in low grade Ovarian cancer and chose a therapy (Selumetinib) that inhibits the molecular network, MAPK, that includes these genes. 


The outcome:


"These are remarkably encouraging results for what can ultimately be a devastating disease," said Gershenson, the paper's senior author.

Rescooped by Erin Grills from Science Sites
Scoop.it!

HPA - Annual measles notifications and vaccine coverage, England and Wales 1950-2009

HPA - Annual measles notifications and vaccine coverage, England and Wales 1950-2009 | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

Via Science Education 225
Erin Grills's insight:

This graphic model of the use of the measles vaccine will be helpful in my pharmacuetical subtopic. This will show how successfull the chemical engineers have become while creating new drugs and vaccines.

more...
Science Education 225's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:34 PM

Introduction of the MMR vaccine on the measles epidemic

Rescooped by Erin Grills from Nano in Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering
Scoop.it!

Researcher moves closer to 'cell' control - Medical Xpress

Researcher moves closer to 'cell' controlMedical XpressUC College of Engineering and Applied Science chemical and materials engineering associate professor, Chia-Chi Ho, announces ability to sort and steer cells, opening doors to a potential future...

Via Luís Bastos
Erin Grills's insight:

This seems to be a credible source to find pharmacuetical information. The advancements in cells can lead to the advancements in drug discovery. I would use this to display chain-reaction advancements in this field of work.

more...
Luís Bastos's curator insight, December 12, 2012 11:06 AM

Ho is a chemical and materials engineering associate professor in the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, working with nanotechnology to advance our understanding and control of cells.

Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Powerful new explosive could replace today's state-of-the-art military explosive

Powerful new explosive could replace today's state-of-the-art military explosive | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Borrowing a technology used to improve the effectiveness of drugs, scientists are reporting discovery of a new explosive more powerful than the current state-of-the-art explosive used by the military, and just as safe for personnel to handle.
Erin Grills's insight:

This article shows a combination of both pharmacuetical and military subtopics. I would mainly plan to use this article for the military subtopic. It will provide an idea for the audience on how advancements can be made anywhere and applied for different uses.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING
Scoop.it!

Artificial Platelets Could Treat Injured Soldiers on the Battlefield – and Set the Stage for Healing

Artificial Platelets Could Treat Injured Soldiers on the Battlefield – and Set the Stage for Healing | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
When it comes to healing the terrible wounds of war, success may hinge on the first blood clot – the one that begins forming on the battlefield right after an injury.

Via Carlos Garcia Pando
Erin Grills's insight:

This article will be beneficial to my project for both the pharmacuetical and military subtopics. This will help me show how all the industries in engineering especially chemical can be intervhangable. the diversity of the job can show the class how abundant the job is in the world today.

more...
Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM

After an injury, the most critical need is to stop the bleeding. But as traumatic injuries heal, they often produce significant scarring that is difficult to treat. Georgia Tech researchers are working on both sides of the problem, developing cell signaling techniques that may head off the formation of scars – as well as techniques for addressing the fibrosis that is often the long-term result. Beyond helping halt the bleeding, the synthetic platelets would deliver regulatory chemicals designed to prevent scarring.

Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Interview with Anne Turkowski (Emerson Enqineer)

This is my required interview with an engineering friend of my family. I plan to use the information she supplied me to personalize my project. Also, I will use her answers to show real world examples in our area of engineering advancements.

Erin Grills's insight:

1) What kind of work environment are you apart of? (i.e. office or lab)

  I work in an office environment. We have 3 buildings. The first building lower floor is for manufacturing and system testing. The upper floor is office setting where projects, finance, marketing and engineering sit. The second building is used for training and the third building is for product development.

 

2) In your career at Emerson have you witnessed any advancements in the engineering field?

         If so, have the advances improved your field of work? And how?

I began my career with Westinghouse writing programs for nuclear simulators. I then moved to Power & Water Solutions and have worked in a variety of positions. Currently I am a senior engineer in the marketing communication group. I am the one who talks to the engineers to understand the new technology and then I create brochures, web site contents, and custom responses to customer requests. Technology has advanced greatly in my field - from our product technology to the things that just make our jobs easier:

Cell phones – when I started we really didn’t have cell phones. Now, as you know, I can received emails even when I am not at my computerConnectivity – when I started everyone had to work in the office everyday. Now with the connectivity improvements, we can telecommute by using a wireless connection and special software that links us into our corporate networkHardware/software – our computers now are much smaller and process faster than before. Likewise, we have access to much more software that enables me to do my job better and a lot of times I can do things myself rather than sending out to a vendor. For example, I can create professionally formatted brochures now myself using Adobe Create Suite 4 software – where before I would have to work with a graphic designer which took longer and costs a little more.Control Systems – our product has steadily progressed over the years by incorporating the latest hardware and software to keep pace with changing technology. For example our workstations began as Solaris and now incorporate the latest Windows operating systems. Our Network began as FDDI and now has Wireless capability

 

3) Do you ever collaborate with any other types of engineers in your line of work?

         If so, what types and how often?

 You will find that you will focus on your engineering discipline while in school and at the beginning of your career, however, as you move on to work for different companies, you will find that you will use all aspects of engineering. I graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree, but when I started I worked with nuclear engineers and learned that discipline. I currently work mostly with electrical engineers and do electrical engineering when I have to figure out a product or control scheme, however, I also work with chemical and mechanical engineers who also do mostly electrical engineering.

 

4) Have any products or solutions your company created been adapted for overseas help?

 We are a global company. Everyday I am in contact with our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East (Dubai), Europe (mostly Poland), and Latin America. Our product has been adapted to meet various country/federal/state requirements depending upon the world area where it is being installed. For example, quality standards in Europe require CE Mark certification for products – we had to go through vigorous testing and validation to be CE Mark certified in Europe. We also have to adhere to various “standards” depending upon the country – there are just too many to name!  We also have to provide national language support for incorporating various languages into our systems and documentation. Sounds easy, but there are many different dialects for each language that has to be taken into consideration to “localize” the product for use at a certain plant.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

RV144 vaccine efficacy increased against certain HIV viruses

Scientists used genetic sequencing to discover new evidence that the first vaccine shown to prevent HIV infection in people also affected the viruses in those who did become infected.
Erin Grills's insight:

For my pharmaceutical subtopic, I plan to use this article as an example of the advances that have been made because of engineering. This will be one of many different drug and vaccine discoveries that I will include in my project to show just how important these engineers are to the world today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Engineering Flavors and Bridging Cultures

Engineering Flavors and Bridging Cultures | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Winnette McIntosh Ambrose, a chemical engineer and National Institute of Health scientist specializing in vision research, shows the adaptability of her engineering degree by taking on both the lab and the kitchen.
Erin Grills's insight:

I plan on using this article about an engineer taking her skills and applying them in an unusual situation. I will include the story in my food subtopic to show the diversity of the career.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute
Scoop.it!

PLoS ONE: The Bacterial Nanorecorder: Engineering E. coli to Function as a Chemical Recording Device

PLoS ONE: The Bacterial Nanorecorder: Engineering E. coli to Function as a Chemical Recording Device | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

"Synthetic biology is an emerging branch of molecular biology that uses synthetic genetic constructs to create man-made cells or organisms that are capable of performing novel and/or useful applications. Using a synthetic chemically sensitive genetic toggle switch to activate appropriate fluorescent protein indicators (GFP, RFP) and a cell division inhibitor (minC), we have created a novel E. coli strain that can be used as a highly specific, yet simple and inexpensive chemical recording device..."


Via Socrates Logos
Erin Grills's insight:

This source will be useful for my pharmaceutical subtopic. The site explains how a certain string of E.Coli can show up in medical research to give medical professionals an idea of bateria or viruses that the patient might have.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Erin Grills from Innovations of the Future
Scoop.it!

Engineering a safer world - MIT News Office

Engineering a safer world - MIT News Office | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it

This article explains a type of engineering based on keeping society safe. They focus from industries including aviation and automotive engineering, occupational health, missile defense, road tunnel safety, and medicine. I enjoyed this article because it is a type of Engineering i've never heard of. It seems appealing because you could help people and even saves lives by joining Safety Engineering. It also explained benefits and negatives about new technology.


Via Engineering
Erin Grills's insight:

This site explains engineering improvements and advancements that can be useful for all subtopics of my overall research question. I would mainly use this site to show the improvements in the military aspects/subtopic.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Europe Invests $550 Million In Drug Discovery And Antibiotic Development | February 18, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News

Europe Invests $550 Million In Drug Discovery And Antibiotic Development | February 18, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Erin Grills's insight:

I found this site interesting and that it could better my subtopic of pharmaceutical advancements. The advancements have not yet begun, but it explains how the money in research can help the industry.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Erin Grills
Scoop.it!

Chemical Engineers in Action: Innovation at Work

Chemical Engineers in Action: Innovation at Work | Chemical Engineering Advancements | Scoop.it
Learn about the many significant advancements that chemical engineers have made to enrich our world in the fields of energy, the environment, biomedicine, electronics, food production, and materials.
Erin Grills's insight:

This website is full of the latest innovations in the world of chemical engineering. These include medical, technological, and food subtropics. I plan on using all the different tabs on the website to gather crucial background information for all three subtopics in my final presentation. For each, I will either paraphrase or summarize the information provided under the different tabs.

more...
No comment yet.