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Applications sought for Mid-Michigan chemical engineering scholarships - Midland Daily News

Applications sought for Mid-Michigan chemical engineering scholarships - Midland Daily News | Chemical Engineering | Scoop.it
“Applications sought for Mid-Michigan chemical engineering scholarships Midland Daily News Mid-Michigan AIChE will sponsor one student to attend a summer exploration session of Michigan Technology University's Summer Youth Program.”
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FLIR thermal camera

FLIR thermal camera | Chemical Engineering | Scoop.it
“Imperial College London look at the FLIR thermal imaging Camera (Dept of Chemical Engineering / Imperial College, London, using FLIR Systems X6540sc for heat transfer experiments.”
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The Imperial College in London has made a statement about using FLIR Systems X6540c thermal imaging camera for experiments. The type of camera is not important but what is are the inventions created by chemical engineers for chemical engineers. The field of chemical engineering is basically a community and a family. One branch may invent a device needed by another branch of chemical engineers to complete an experiment that may open a new world of discoveries in let's say, thermal imaging. The new machine can more efficiently measure thickness and temperature of heating films. This article is more for a informative sense explaining a process that may be more efficient with this machine. The explanation of the machine's functions and capabilities are explained along with characteristics such as; snapshot imagery, a detachable LCD touch screen, 125 Hz full frame. Most of that does not make sense to non-chemical engineers such as myself but it does mean something to engineers obviously, efficiency.
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Miles Senal's comment, April 3, 2014 7:32 PM
This may effectively make air conditioning and cooling systems work better, harder, faster, and stronger.
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Chemical Engineering undergraduate projects - YouTube

Chemical Engineering undergraduate projects - YouTube | Chemical Engineering | Scoop.it
Students and staff give an overview of how project work is integrated into undergraduate Chemical Engineering programmes at the University of Bath.
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The University of Bath set out a video as more of an orientation video to explain and introduce their chemical engineering undergraduate projects. This was more to introduce chemical engineering and try to attract more undergraduates to sign up for this program. There is an obvious element of team work and team building skills needed in order to successfully complete all processes to do the project properly. One example was a more efficient process to creating penicillin. Another project was recreating heart tissue after someone has a heart attack. This helps me understand that chemical engineers are needed in the field of medicine to save lives and extend longitivtiy. This helps answer the research question which asks, "how have chemical engineers affected people living today?" The video also establishes that research is mainly your own and the project assigned is a challenge. Logical, methodical approaches to these challenges combined with organisation of information and research helps properly finish the project and potentially save lives.
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Crib Mattresses May Be Poisoning Infants - University Herald

Crib Mattresses May Be Poisoning Infants - University Herald | Chemical Engineering | Scoop.it
“Laboratory Equipment Crib Mattresses May Be Poisoning Infants University Herald "I wanted to know more about the chemicals they may inhale as they sleep during their early stages of development," study author Brandon Boor, a graduate student in the...”
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Evidence of Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOC's, were reported by The University of Texas. VOC's are being emitted by baby mattresses and are potentially harmful. Research gained from studies may help aware the general public of chemicals close to infants. To combat the chemicals, air out the mattress just a tad longer and or switch to older mattress designs. The latter of the choices may prove to be too little to be considered helpful since older designs may also emit potentially dangerous chemicals. This is an example how a chemical engineer may step into play. To protect children and infants everyday from brain damage and maybe even death. To find ways to limit chemical use and emission of chemicals in a mattress. This can save lives and prevent disorders in a child's mind since there is a larger chance of a brain defect when so young and exposed to so many chemicals.
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MSU Receiving $2.5 Million to Support Chemical Engineering Scholarships ... - News Radio Wood

MSU Receiving $2.5 Million to Support Chemical Engineering Scholarships ... - News Radio Wood | Chemical Engineering | Scoop.it
“MSU Receiving $2.5 Million to Support Chemical Engineering Scholarships ... News Radio Wood Michigan State University is receiving a gift of $2.5 million, to advance scholarships and research in chemical engineering.”
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Michigan State University received $2.5 million in scholarships to sponsor students in chemical engineering. This promises an increase of degrees in this field. This also says that there are people who want to pursue a career in this field by giving money to an area in dire need of scholarships. It wouldn't make sense to send money to an art school that doesn't need scholarship money. If there is an increase on scholarships in this field, that probably means that there are needed chemical engineers in the real world promising jobs for who have degrees and are trained in this field. This also states that they're necessary for the real world too since workers in this field are in demand. People who go into a field need a promise that there is job in demand of this subject and are necessary to the real world. Writers provide an escape from the real world and it's stress creating emotional stability. Artists are the people working in the back making everything look pretty and not an eyesore. Engineers, doctors and construction workers provide the literal backbone to a functioning society so technically all degrees are in demand.
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Ita Tannian's comment, April 3, 2014 6:54 PM
I think it's great that chemical engineering is getting the attention it needs. Obviously there is a need for more trained chemical engineers and by giving out more scholarships there will be more chance for people to be hired in this field. Also more people are now tidying what they want because they can. People are definitely needed to help the world not just cover up the stress. It shows how we need to work hard to fix our society and our world today. With this we can begin to realize what we need and function as a united country. Chemical engineering can help us make new innovations in our environment that are needed to help us stay alive. It seems like a very important field.
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What is Chemical Engineering? - YouTube

The first of three videos shown at the University of Toronto's 28th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner on March 22, 2013. Special thanks to those who helped ...
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The University of Toronto of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry created a video that asked Chemical Engineering majors and people with backgrounds in this topic what they thought chemical engineering was. Many of the responses were long hours and words with different emphasis such as 35 hour labs. There were different variations such as long hours and hard work. To major in this area you have to put in long hours and maybe a few sleepless nights. The video part where there were examples of the workplace showed the team building skills needed to have this job. It also featured the essential tools and skills that people need to use along with the research. Organization and communication between colleagues help solve the challenge at hand. This helps my research question because it tells me what type of people is needed for chemical engineering. The background education to the people actually doing the engineering is key because you would not throw a baseball player to check your heartbeat. Chemical engineering requires obvious amounts of extensive work to properly do the job.

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David C-F's comment, April 3, 2014 5:22 PM
I think that Miles's scoop on the article was very good. I think this because he gave an accurate summery of the video on chemical engineering. He gives plenty of examples about the students responses to what chemical engineering is and information the video gave on his topic. He also gave a good reason how this video answered his research question. I think the career Miles has chosen is great and something that he would be good. From his summery I can tell that this field will require a lot of hard work and I think that suits Miles because he is a very hard working person.