Nov 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

METS wishes everyone an enjoyable and memorable long weekend. We have much to be thankful for, and this holiday is a good time to reflect on this.

Make the most of those days off, but remember to drive carefully!

Again, Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2010

FES Miami/ASCE Holiday Party Dec 3rd 2010

College Hispanic Council Scholarship

College Hispanic Council Martyrs of February 24, 1996 Scholarship

Eligible students must possess the following:

  • Completion of at least 12 credit hours toward an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science by the end of current term (Not Limited to Hispanic Students)

  • Overall GPA of 3.00

  • Scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and other related educational materials

  • Scholarship is only available for students continuing their studies at

  • Miami Dade College or transferring to a university

  • One scholarship will be awarded to an aviation-related major

  • Recipients will be required to attend the Award Ceremony and Reception

In addition the the Application forum, students must also write an essay (750 words, 3-4 pages, double-spaced).   Your essay must contain three bibliographic sources and at least one NOT from the Internet.

DEADLINE: Friday, February 4, 2011

Job Growth for Engineer and Technology Sectors

Computer Software Engineers: from 2008 - 909,600 to 2018 - 1,204,800; increase of 32%, growth much faster than the average.  Computer Programmers meanwhile get a decline of 3%.       Excellent, largest employment increase of any occupation spurred by the creation of sophisticated technological innovations. Though outsourcing may temper the growth, the occupation is less vulnerable to outsourcing as the work requires innovation and intense research and development.

*the chart is a link to site; links in the chart don't work

Summer Science Student Internships at the National Science Foundation


Participant Benefits Include:

  • An opportunity to be an intern for 10 weeks in the Washington, DC area

  • The opportunity to be mentored by NSF program officers involved in
    implementing science policy and in managing/directing national programs
    focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

  • Round trip travel airfare and local transportation allowances

  • Housing during the ten-week Program (for students not from the local area)

  • A stipend for full-time participation

  • A chance to develop a peer network that includes students from across the
    country who are serving as interns in other QEM and NSF programs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 28, 2011

Application Forum

Nov 20, 2010

Solar Engine

Last Thursday the BOTcommittee practiced its circuit building skills by creating a solar engine.  the event was a success in getting more students evolved in circuit building. the below circuit:
uses a solar panel to charge a capacitor bank; the Transistors then activate once a certain voltage level is achieved; that powered the motor.  The flashing LED controls the amount of voltage that is let though to the transistors.

This may seem complicated to some of you well that is okay and is nothing to be ashamed of.  All that the BOTcommittee would like to do is to demonstrate that we do not need our bachelors in order to tinker.  Theory is not required to tinker.  In fact the more tinkering you do now the easier it will be to learn the theory in class.  the above image is the Solar Engine circuit built in a brad board for prototyping.

Nuclear Energy Seminar; MDC; 11/17/10

Nuclear Energy Seminar; MDC; 11/17/10

Click the link above to see our flickr pool for pictures of the event. Last Wednesday was a successful event.  We thank our guests for showing up and giving the details of Georgia Power and Florida Power and Light's plans for the future.  At METS we are exited that we are building new nuclear reactors to power our grid; we hope that new plants can also be built in the near future along with the reactors.  Unfortunately the newly found red tape at Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository has temporary shut it down.

Nov 15, 2010

GRAD and UNDERGRAD Programs Funded by NSF and NASA

IBP - P.O. Box 607 ~ 281 Main Street ~ Damariscotta, ME 04543
Phone: 866-593-9103 Fax: 207-563-6069
Programs Funded by NSF and NASA
a variety of internships, fellowships, and scholarships
nationwide in a wide range of STEM and related disciplines
Check out SOLAR!
A one-stop-shop for students applying for NASA opportunities

The Future of Nuclear Energy

Update: Excellent presentation! Incredibly the conference room (K413) was packed! It is remarkable that when students had the choice of meeting the Dolphins’ cheerleaders or of learning about nuclear energy that they chose the latter!

“The Future of Nuclear Energy”

By: John Williams, Southern Nuclear & Steven Scroggs, FPL

Date:  Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time:  Noon

Room:  K413

Battlebots and Beambots

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