Critical Thinking Quiz and Resources

A nice quick quiz that illustrates several logical fallacies along with resources to identify others.

https://www.schoolofthought.org/critical-thinking-quiz

 

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Engineering For Change Article on the Waves to Water Competition

E4C had a nice article covering some of the background on the Waves to Water Prize and updates on current activities at Jennette’s Pier.

https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/nrel-fast-forwarding-emerging-desalination-tech-powered-wave-energy/

 

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Casey Nichols supports marine energy development at NREL

A couple of good articles about the cool work that Casey Nichols is doing out at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Boulder, Colorado.

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/08/13/nrels-thermoplastic-blade-research-dives-deep-with-verdant-powers-tidal-energy-turbines/

 

https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2021/searay-preps-for-hawaii.html

 

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WaterBros CREATE stage video posted

The WaterBros team is eagerly awaiting the judging of the CREATE stage of the Waves to Water competition.  It was a wild and quick summer, but I’m proud of the work that we did and hopeful that we get to continue our adventure at Jennette’s Pier in April.

 

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ASU Solar Vehicle Team

Best of luck to Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team as they compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge.  The car looks great as you can see below and it was a pleasure working with them on some analysis of the roll cage and manufacturing the occasional components.

Photo by Kyla Willoughby.

More details at:

https://sunergy.appstate.edu/asc-2021/

 

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NREL article on universities participating in the Waves to Water Prize

A nice article from NREL on the WaterBros team and a team from MIT participating in the CREATE stage of the Waves to Water Prize.

https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2021/university-dive-into-desalination-challenge.html

 

 

 

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Recruiting Grad Students for Fall 2021

There are a couple of research assistant opportunities for the Fall 2021 semester

  • Thermal mechanical modeling project (1 position) -12 months, monthly stipend but tuition is not included
  • Mechanical design and prototyping (2 positions) – 9 months, monthly stipend but tuition is not included
  • Industrial Networking Engineer (1 position) – 12 months, monthly stipend and tuition, (US citizenship required)

More details can be found at and the process for applying can be found on my

‘Research Positions and Recommendations Page’

 

 

 

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