Today in History – July 17, 1955 – Disneyland® opens and Walt Disney’s dream becomes a reality. He envisioned “a magical destination where families could come together to create memories that last a lifetime, opened its doors to the world.” Click on the images above to get to Disney’s archive of original classic attractions, entertainment, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Architectural Engineering'
July 17th, 2013 · Add a Comment
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January 15th, 2013 · Add a Comment
Today in History- January 15, 1955 – first solar-heated and radiation-cooled house in the United States. Respect for the powers of the sun has been a critical part of building design since humans first built shelters for protection from the environment. I grew up in the American Southwest and recall that adobe buildings were designed [...]
January 12th, 2013 · Add a Comment
Today in History – January 12, 2010 – 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti. The earthquake struck a highly populated region of this impoverished Caribbean island approximately 17 km from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands died, many more injured, many buildings were destroyed or seriously damaged, infrastructures collapsed and millions became homeless and [...]
October 21st, 2012 · Add a Comment
Today in History- October 21, 1824 – Portland cement is patented by Joseph Aspdin, a stone mason in Yorkshire, England (UK patent No. 5022). He made it by burning finely pulverized lime and clay at high temperatures in kilns and grinding the mixture into a powder. This hydraulic cement would then harden with the addition [...]
Engineering Education “Today in History” Blog: TUES NSF Projects – Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM
May 7th, 2012 · Add a Comment
Formerly called “Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement CCLI”, the NSF program “Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES)” emphasizes projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education. For more information, see a list of the Engineering Pathway’s collection of engineering-related TUES resources.
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