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Implication of Electrokinetics in Channel Flow and Porous Media
Jacob Masliyah
Liquid flow problems of industrial significance in channels and porous media have been studied for over several decades. The presentation will deal with the basic laws governing electrokinetics, examples of channel flows, dispersion in capillary tubes, movement of DNA in porous media and deposition of particles on flat surfaces.
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The Effect of Dilute Acid Pretreatment on Forage Sorghum and Sunn Hemp Biomasses in the Production of Bio-Fuels and Value Added Chemicals through Bio-Chemical Conversion
Yun Ji
Forage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], Brown Mid-Rib (SBMR) and non-BMR (SNBMR) types, and sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) are primarily used as forage and fiber crops, respectively. In this study, these crops were evaluated as feedstocks for biofuels and value added chemicals. Overall, the results indicate that SBMR and SNBMR have better potential for biofuel production compared with sunn hemp biomass.
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CIC Chair's Event at CSC2014
CIC
Join the CIC Chair on Tuesday, June 3 for a discussion on the "Role of Chemical Sciences and Engineering in Addressing Global Grand Challenges."
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NEW CONFERENCE: Industrial Chemistry Conference
CIC
The preliminary program for this new conference is now online. Find out more about Process Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, and consider participating in the professional development courses/workshops.
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An environmental solution to the engineering skills gap
The Engineer
Engineering is vital to the U.K. economy, especially if growth is to be achieved. But as it stands, we do not have enough young people going into the field. It is not enough to increase the number of university places available, unless we also have bright young minds eager to fill them. We must ensure that teenagers, especially girls who are so under-represented at present, consider engineering an attractive and worthwhile career.

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'Misconceptions about 'low-value' engineering jobs are only fuelling the skills crisis'
Tes Connect
Misconceptions about the skills used in metal fabrication and some other "lower-value" engineering jobs must be addressed to support business growth and avoid a skills crisis in the future. Metal fabrication skills such as welding have long been considered low value compared to those used in mechanical, computer or electrical engineering jobs, for example.

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5 ways to prepare for an off-the-wall interview
Mashable
Within fast growing companies like tech start-ups, the need for additional manpower can arise at a moment's notice. This makes the traditional interview process somewhat challenging, and many innovative companies opt for a style of interviewing that enables them to quickly assess whether there is a mutual fit — a practice that is valuable for both the company and the candidate in the long-run.

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How Ontario's tech sector is hoping to mimic Silicon Valley for growth
Financial Post
Ask city officials in Kitchener and Waterloo, ON, where the future of Canada's technology sector lies, and they'll show you a map of Silicon Valley. The bustling stretch between sunny San Francisco and San Jose — home to giants like Google and Apple — has become the template for a new vision of Ontario's technology sector, which is redefining itself in the wake of BlackBerry's massive layoffs.
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The 20 happiest jobs for new grads
Business News Daily
Current grads looking for work that will leave them smiling most days should find a tech-related job, new research finds. Jobs in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) continue to set the pace for happiness, especially those in software development, according to a new study from CareerBliss, an online career community.
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State hiring beginners for critical refinery-inspector jobs
San Francisco Chronicle
State regulators who were handed millions of dollars from the oil industry to improve refinery safety after the disastrous 2012 fire at Chevron's Richmond plant are hiring inspectors out of college with little or no experience in the field, The Chronicle has learned. The Legislature assessed new fees on oil refineries and dedicated the money for increased oversight in response to scathing federal criticism of the state's refinery oversight leading up to the fire, which sent 15,000 people to hospitals complaining of respiratory and other problems.
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Texas students prep for jobs in energy industry
Community Impact
Higher education institutions such as Lone Star College are rising to meet demand in the oil and gas industry with new facilities and programs available to prepare students to enter the workforce. In 2012, 43,000 new jobs were added to the oil and gas industry in Texas, according to the Greater Houston Partnership, but there has also been an exodus of workers because of retiring baby boomers.
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource for the chemical industry, but need your help to get it started. Visit the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.


There is bright future for alternative-energy engineers
Chron
Energy sources such as solar and wind have improved over the years in both efficiency and adoption by the public. For both industries, engineers will be needed for research and for adapting new technology in the design, installation, and maintenance of new wind turbines and solar panels. Texas is one of the leading states in wind power generating capacity. Wind power was one of the earliest forms of energy harnessed to do work.
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Canada's sticky challenge of long-term unemployment
The Globe and Mail
Longer bouts of unemployment are a problem for several reasons. The financial hit that occurs when one is without work for months on end means the person is faced with little spending, eroded savings and greater odds of falling into low-income status.
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