Features 11/8/2004 Post a comment A founding member of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, now operating in its third year, Sherra Kerns helped develop an engineering school that prepares its students to work with the naturally messy state of real-life problems.
Californiaís plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isnít the first such undertaking and certainly wonít be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
A customer who was thermal printing strip steel had a problem: When the strip's speed increased, the thermo printer would catch fire. When he set a flame to a piece of the strip, he couldn't get it to burn. What was the problem?