Engineering CSR News

DuPont Tate & Lyle: A Blueprint for Successful Innovation in Industrial Biotech

Multimedia with summary

Welcome to DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, where our mission is to provide customers with a competitive advantage by offering improved, higher-performing ingredients from a petroleum-free, sustainable and renewable source. Our 1,3-propanediol serves as the building block for ingredients that enhance people’s lives, protect the environment, and reduce the world’s dependence on petroleum.

Qualcomm and FIRST Encourage Students of All Ages to Embrace STEM

Blog

Competitive, collaborative, educational, tough, and thrilling, FIRST is a robotics program that draws hundreds of thousands of students from around the world to battle their bots.

What started with a single event in 1992 has grown so much that, this year, there were two championships: the first wrapped up in Houston, Texas and the second began in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26, running through April 30. In total, nearly 1,400 teams from more than 39 countries competed.

Wearable Robotic Fashion: Tentacles, Fabric & DragonBoard 410c

By Saura Naderi, Thinkabit Lab
Blog

Ever since high school, I’ve had a wild fashion dream: to design a robot dress. Not just any robot dress, mind you, but an elegant gown that can do things like hug people and move with me as I wear it. Never did I imagine that by revealing this fantasy during an interview, I’d have the opportunity to inspire so many people.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

Article

The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

‘Life in Space’ Challenge Winners Aim to Improve Health Outcomes on the International Space Station

by Sarah Murry
Blog

When pondering the challenge of how to make astronauts’ lives better on the International Space Station, the winners of the “Life in Space” Challenge went back to basics.

The winning team of five students from Carnegie Mellon University looked at how astronauts working on the International Space Station (ISS) spent their days.

True Zero’s Hydrogen Filling Station Network Deployment Wins Edison Award

Black & Veatch helped develop True Zero’s innovative infrastructure solution for first U.S. hydrogen station network
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 24 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch has been selected for a prestigious Silver Edison Award for their support in developing True Zero’s California Hydrogen Network for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Black & Veatch delivered an advanced engineering, procurement and construction solution for the station network project. True Zero’s 19 refueling stations deployed in California form the first hydrogen network for FCVs in the United States.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

Blog

Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization

Article

We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the exponential rate of technological breakthroughs and complexity that define the fourth.

Texas Water Development Board Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions in San Antonio

Providing an innovative solution to develop and conserve water supplies in the state of Texas
Article

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) highlighted the Tetra Tech-supported H2Oaks Center, a project to develop and sustain water supplies in San Antonio, on its website. Population and industrial growth, combined with three years of drought, exhausted the water supply available to many Texas communities and increased the need for innovative solutions to support long-term needs.

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Press Release

LONG BEACH, CA, April 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced today they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

Pages

Subscribe to Engineering