Students at Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC learned about IP networking during a virtual trip to the top of Mt. Everest.
Mountaineer and Cisco Engineer Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu climbed the mountain in March, carrying a wireless sensor network from Arch Rock Corp. and a mobile router from Cisco. Sensors measured his heart rate and the ambient temperature and humidity during the expedition. Martin students took their own measurements using similar sensors, compared it with Popoviciu's data, downloaded it via the wireless sensor network to a PC, then sent it through the router over globe-crossing satellite links to a website Cisco created for the project.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.