USC students' rocket breaches space barrier | Engineer uses 3D technology to create prosthetic hands for children | Singapore researchers 3D-print prefabricated concrete bathroom units
May 23, 2019
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USC students' rocket breaches space barrier
A 13-foot-tall rocket designed and built by a team from the University of Southern California climbed to an altitude of 340,000 feet to reportedly become the first student-built rocket to pass the Karman line into space. The Traveler IV rocket accelerated to a top speed of 4,970 feet per second over the course of its flight.
Interesting Engineering (5/23) 
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Engineer uses 3D technology to create prosthetic hands for children
After Australian engineer Mat Bowtell was laid off from Toyota, he used his payout to purchase technology for creating prosthetic hands and fingers for children. Botwell uses a 3D printer and gives the prostheses to children for free through his charity, Free 3D Hands.
Yahoo (5/18) 
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Singapore researchers 3D-print prefabricated concrete bathroom units
A multidisciplinary team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore incorporated fly ash waste into a special concrete mixture used to 3D-print prefabricated bathroom units in 12 hours. The researchers believe their process can help significantly lower production times, costs and unit weight.
Today (Singapore) (5/22),  PhysOrg/News release (5/22) 
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Innovations & Trends
Military pursues direct brain control of machines
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing technology that allows soldiers to use brain activity to interface with the systems they use. The agency is now providing funds to six groups to explore the possibilities of non-invasive neurotechnologies.
IEEE Spectrum online (5/21) 
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Verification engineers address design challenges
Six industry experts talk about how verification technology is evolving to address current IC design challenges in this roundtable interview. "I have seen many projects where you define the spec or the simulation, and the verification teams and design teams are defining the spec together, and that is a very long process," VTool CEO Hagai Arbel said.
Semiconductor Engineering (5/22) 
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Traditional hardhat design gets an upgrade from Kask
The hardhat's longstanding design is being retooled to take the top construction site danger -- falls -- into account. Early testing of the new Kask helmet has produced promising feedback from users for a design that includes a chin strap and a high-density expanded polystyrene foam liner that mitigates the force of impact all around the head.
Construction Dive (5/20) 
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Leadership & Development
It's boom time for engineering careers
Just about any engineering field having to do with data, electronics and cybersecurity is highly lucrative as employers compete for job candidates. However, international students in the US are finding the market somewhat less welcoming due to uncertainty over the H1-B visa program, although the global market remains vibrant.
IEEE Spectrum online (5/21) 
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School trains students in robotics, manufacturing
School trains students in robotics, manufacturing
A high school in Michigan recently installed a "work cell" to help prepare students for careers in robotics. The $1 million project includes a robot, controller and other equipment designed to aid in manufacturing.
T.H.E. Journal (5/21) 
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Students win prize for engineering solution at school
Three female students at a Texas high school saw an engineering problem at their school and took the initiative to fix it themselves. Aishi Guha, Serra Marquez and Macie McKee entered their project -- an alert system for students locked out of the building -- into the SkillsUSA Texas Championships STEM competition, where they won first place in the Engineering Design Technology category.
D Magazine online (Dallas) (5/20) 
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ASME Forum, Realize LIVE attract leaders in additive manufacturing
ASME and Realize LIVE--the industry solutions event that connects the Siemens software community--have combined to create a unique event for additive manufacturing knowledge sharing and networking. The ASME Additive Manufacturing Forum will be held on the opening day of Realize LIVE, June 10, at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Realize LIVE, held June 10-13, combines several Siemens customer events into one. The ASME forum has multiple sessions on the disruptive nature of additive manufacturing. Learn more and register.
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Call for IMECE abstracts
There are still opportunities to share your research and expertise at IMECE 2109, Nov. 8-14 in Salt Lake City. Demonstrate your contribution to mechanical engineering at ASME's largest research and development conference by submitting your Presentation-Only abstract (for oral or poster presentation). Many tracks are available and the deadline for submissions is July 22. Learn more.
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