Today in History – November 25, 1867 - Alfred Nobel receives the patent for dynamite. While in Paris, Nobel came to work with Ascanio Sobrero, the inventor of nitroglycerine. Though it was ten times stronger that black powder, it was highly unstable. Nobel was intrigued with nitroglycerine’s potential as a construction tool. But he knew he [...]
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November 25th, 2013 · Add a Comment
Engineering Education “Today in History” Blog: Ernest Lawrence awarded Nobel Prize in physics for the cyclotron
November 9th, 2013 · Add a Comment
Today in History – November 9, 1939 – The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Ernest Lawrence “for the invention and development of the cyclotron and for results obtained with it, especially with regard to artificial radioactive elements”. In 1929 Ernest Lawrence invented the cyclotron, a particle accelerator designed to bombard atoms of various elements, disintegrating the [...]
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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December 25th, 2011 · Add a Comment
Today in History – December 25, 1642 – Isacc Newton‘s birth. Also on this date in 1741 astronomer Anders Celsius introduces the temperature scale that bears his name. For more information, see the Engineering Pathway‘s resources on Newton and engineering mechanics or the Celsius scale and temperature measurement. For curricular resources, visit the Engineering Mechanics [...]
November 25th, 2011 · Add a Comment
Today in History – November 25, 1867 – Alfred Nobel receives the patent for dynamite. While in Paris, Nobel came to work with Ascanio Sobrero, the inventor of nitroglycerine. Though it was ten times stronger that black powder, it was highly unstable. Nobel was intrigued with nitroglycerine’s potential as a construction tool. But he knew [...]