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Smart Liquid Lenses Let the Sunshine In > ENGINEERING.com

Smart Liquid Lenses Let the Sunshine In > ENGINEERING.com | College Entrance Requirements and Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

Lighting accounts for 21% of the electricity used in the commercial sector. Offices are occupied mostly during daytime hours, and natural sunlight delivers a spectrum of light that’s most conducive to productivity and psychological well-being. It makes sense, therefore, to have as much natural lighting as possible available in offices. Unfortunately, not every office is located near a window, and even where windows are present, the apparent movement of the sun throughout the day means that a room may only have optimal sunlight for a few hours each day. The rest of the day is lit by fluorescent lights, which use electricity and produce a spectrum of light that’s inferior to natural daylight.

 
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Engineers are creating ways to naturally use sunlight to light rooms to increase effciency also using the excess to heat the building and solar cells to create electricity.

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Science, Engineering Degrees Grew Twice As Fast As Others, Report Says - Huffington Post

Science, Engineering Degrees Grew Twice As Fast As Others, Report Says - Huffington Post | College Entrance Requirements and Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it
Science, Engineering Degrees Grew Twice As Fast As Others, Report Says Huffington Post Efforts to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees may be starting to sink into students' minds, according to new...
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According to this article and the extended article on usanews.com STEM jobs are going to grow 25% by 2020 and some say there wont be enough skilled people to do the jobs. So many colleges and other organizations have tried to boost instrest in this field and it has worked. STEM majors have increased double of what other majors have.

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United Tech backs UConn Engineering School - MiamiHerald.com

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United Tech backs UConn Engineering School
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The aerospace and building systems manufacturer and UConn announced on Tuesday the start of the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at the university.
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This talks about how United Tech is giving a lot of money to help support engineering students and allow them to study advanced systems engineering.

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Average SAT Scores by State

Average SAT Scores by State
According to Collegeboard.com, the average SAT scores for all students last year were broken down into the following.

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This website gives the average SAT score by state. Also, it gives the SAT scores for the top 20 colleges according to Collegeboard.com.

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Hybrid Plane from NASA - Interesting Engineering

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Hybrid Plane from NASA - Interesting Engineering http://t.co/rngAOWEETk
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Engineering students are trying to make a hybrid plane to fuel efficiency  increase which is a use for engineering degrees.

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Engineering Careers Fair - Faculty of Engineering

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Talk about your future with #ABB at the #Computing & #Engineering Fair @UniversityLeeds today! http://t.co/N8kZAr8MeO
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The career fair is a lot chance for engineering students to meet possible employers.

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Choices for 3D Print Materials - ENGINEERING.com

Choices for 3D Print Materials - ENGINEERING.com | College Entrance Requirements and Mechanical Engineering | Scoop.it

 

While many designers and engineers use 3D printing because of its affordability, speed and ease-of-use, there's another important factor that doesn't garner as much attention: the freedom of materials it allows.


With 3D printing, you have a much larger palette of materials to work with than traditional manufacturing. You can opt for durable materials like metal or plastic, or more delicate substances, like ceramic or sandstone.


If you're considering using 3D printing for your next product idea, some of the materials you could consider include:


Plastic – For products that require high detail and strong durability, plastics are an excellent choice. Best of all, you can choose virtually any color – even glow-in-the-dark!Metal – If you're on a budget, try metallic alloys. For higher quality products, consider iron, 10-karat gold, stainless steel, sterling silver or other precious metals.Acrylic – Available in flexible and sturdier forms, acrylic can be used on a wide variety of products. It also comes colored or clear, to get your desired look.Ceramic – For artwork, home décor and other items that require a more handmade look, fire-glazed ceramic material is a great choice.Nylon – Ideal for products that require a good amount of flexibility, nylon also allows for a high-quality, high-detailed look overall.Wax – Used primarily for jewelry making and art replication, wax can be used to create a detailed, to-spec mold for use in rapid prototyping.Sandstone – Material can be 3D-printed to create products with a gritty surface texture or multi-colored look.Paper – Since it's biodegradable, paper is typically your most eco-friendly option for 3D printed materials. The choices for 3D print materials are virtually endless. To determine which one is right for your product, you'll want to consider the level of durability you want, the amount of detail your product requires and your budget.
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This talks about the uses and materials of 3D printing which many engineers and designers use in prototyping and other things.

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Engineering Manager, Quality Manager, Designers, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Materials

Details: Talis Group is a premier recruiting firm helping companies hire Engineers, Manufacturing Managers, Accountants, Administrative Staff, Human Resources, Legal Support and other areas for over 20 years.

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This article describes possible occupations in the Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Engineering - Machinery, Polymer / Plastic / Rubber industries. Also, it gives the base pay of people going into the job.

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