Category Archives: Engineering

Engineering Online Resources Update – Fall 2012

Several of our engineering databases were upgraded and updated this summer. IEEE Xplore: We upgraded our subscription to include all conferences and standards in the IEEE collection.  Here’s a link to all the content you can now access. Engineering Village … Continue reading

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Register for “New Graduate Student Library Tour”

During August, SMU’s Fondren Library will offer tours for incoming international engineering graduate students.  The tour will show students how best to use library resources and services to improve their academic experience.  Tour dates are: Tuesday, August 7 @ 3PM … Continue reading

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Engineering Careers Book Review

I’m updating our collection of engineering career management titles and highlighting a book your students might find valuable: Ready for Takeoff! A Winning Process for Launching Your Engineering Career Dean C. Millar, Assistant Dean at University of Buffalo – SUNY … Continue reading

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Other Voices, Other Blogs: EngineerBlogs.org

Seeking new perspectives on the engineering profession? OVOB highlights blogs of distinction that you might want to check out. While most blogs have a single-perspective, single-voice of a lone contributor, EngineerBlogs.org is a collection of authors writing about all kinds … Continue reading

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Serving Rasberry Pi

Arduino’s Playmate: The $25 Raspberry Pi will do for computing what Arduino has done for robotics Steven Cherry, Wed, April 18, 2012 IEEE Spectrum Podcast If you’ve been a fan of DIY-favorite microcontroller Arduino, and you’re looking for an inexpensive … Continue reading

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Growing Female Participation in Computer Science

Giving Women the Access Code Katie Hafner New York Times, April 2, 2012 A generation ago women made up 37% of all computer science graduates, but in the last ten years it shrank to 18%.  Some universities are bucking this … Continue reading

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Interest in Programming Rising (Again)

For an Edge on the Internet, Computer Code Gains a Following By Jenna Wortham New York Times, March 27, 2012 According to an article in the New York Times, the interest in learning computer programming skills is on the rise … Continue reading

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New eBooks through IEEE Xplore

Recently 13 new Wiley / IEEE Publishing eBooks were added through the IEEE Xplore web site.  You can access either by searching for them in our catalog, or by going directly to the IEEE Xplore web site.  New titles include: … Continue reading

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IEEE Xplore Upgrade Coming Soon

Web site upgrade to the IEEE Xplore database will finally see the light of day this Sunday, April 1st.  According to the press announcement: Enhanced and more streamlined abstract page Enhanced browsing by title with the inclusion of refinements More … Continue reading

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College Degrees at Record Levels

U.S. Bachelor Degree Rate Passes Milestone By Richard Perez-Pena New York Times, February 23, 2012 Good news everyone. Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau reports thirty percent of adults over the age of 25 have at least a bachelors … Continue reading

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