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2014-02-07 12:21:36

Cited for accomplishments as head of power grid VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership in the development and operation of large electric grids and markets for wholesale electricity. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions for engineers. It is earned through a nomination process and review by present...

2011-12-14 19:33:41

To reduce the risk of another accident as catastrophic as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, a new report from the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council says, companies involved in offshore drilling should take a "system safety" approach to anticipating and managing possible dangers at every level of operation -- from ensuring the integrity of wells to designing blowout preventers that function "under all foreseeable conditions."  In addition, an...

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2011-07-20 12:25:00

A report released July 19 by the National Research Council presents a new framework for K-12 science education that identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. The framework will serve as the foundation for new K-12 science education standards, to replace those issued more than a decade ago. The National Research Council is the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering; all three are...

2011-06-30 12:18:00

NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Johnson, P.E., a senior associate and civil engineer at STV, is one of 85 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 17th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/NY28989 ) Johnson is a civil engineering group leader for STV's Transportation and Infrastructure Division. He has been with the firm since 1998 and is based...

2011-01-11 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) congratulates Frances Arnold, Ph.D. and Willem P.C. "Pim" Stemmer, Ph.D., 2011 recipients of the prestigious Charles Stark Draper Prize from the National Academy of Engineering for their individual work in directed evolution. Directed evolution allows researchers to guide the creation of certain properties in proteins and cells. It is used today in labs around the world and is the basis of the Codexis core...

2010-03-19 09:00:00

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John P. Holdren, Haitian Ministry of Health's Marie Denise Milord to address National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century at Midwest Summit CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 21-22, engineering, government, non-profit and business leaders from across the United States and abroad, as well as local high school and college students, will convene at...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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