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New Semiconducting Crystal Rivals Diamond for Heat Conductivity

The need for faster and smaller electronics has resulted in microelectronic components that produce progressively more heat. Thus, heat dissipation is an important issue, and one solution for cooling is to develop novel semiconducting materials with high thermal conductivity.

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Texas Engineering Graduate Student Represents U.S. at 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Angela Wagner is already an outstanding representation of the caliber of Texas Engineering graduate students — she has received many awards, including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, she has worked in industry, and she was part of the small team that invented Zepatier, a drug approved by the FDA in 2016 that is used to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. 

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Richard L. Corsi Named Next Dean of Engineering at Portland State University

Cockrell School of Engineering professor and indoor air quality expert Richard L. Corsi has been named as the next dean of Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. He will begin his appointment on Sept. 1, 2018.

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Nation’s Largest-Ever Indoor Air Quality Experiment Coming to ‘UTest House’

In the developed world, human beings spend the majority of their lives indoors. Whether we are working, relaxing, cooking, cleaning or sleeping, it’s estimated the average person will spend 90 percent of his or her time in an indoor environment. Yet little is understood about how chemical compounds indoors interact and transform throughout our daily lives.

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New Teacher-Training Program Brings Experiential Engineering Education to K-5 Students

Launching this summer with four participants from three schools in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, a new Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program will invite K-5 educators to the Forty Acres for seven weeks to actively engage with cutting-edge engineering and science research. The program will include a workshop aimed at finding creative ways to explain the specialized research in which they will have participated over the previous weeks to their students.

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