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Impending Departure

I have resigned my position as of May 29 to pursue my interest in nutrition and dietetics.  I have enjoyed working with you for the past 13 1/2 years.  Until my replacement is hired, please submit all subject-specific library instruction sessions to Kathy Payne (  Please submit all book/DVD requests to Joan Hubbard (  I will be submitting one last order before I leave, so please send me any requests by May 22nd.  You will be notified when these items are available for check-out.


Selected New Books/DVDs



Call Number

Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics & Planning

Sorenson, Bent

TJ163.2 .S66 2011

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

Leslie, Ian

BF323.C8 L447 2014

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Levitan, David

BF323.D5 L49 2014

Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism

Wajcman, Judy

HM656 .W35 2015

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Harris, Michael

HM851 .H3673 2014

Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Fox, Michael H.

TK9153 .F69 2014

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Isaacson, Walter

QA76.2.A2 I87 2014

The Proteus Paradox: How Online Games and Virtual Worlds Change Us—And How They Don't

Yee, Nick

GV1469.15 .Y44 2014

Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

Schaeper, Thomas J.

E280.B36 S33 2012

Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Applications to Computer Science

Klein, Philip N.

QA184.2 .K538 2013

Introduction to Modern Cryptography

Katz, Jonathan

QA76.9.A25 K36 2015

Multi-Functional Nanomaterials and Their Emerging Applications

Pandikumar, Alagarsamy et al (eds)

TA418.9.N35 M83 2014

Nuclear Power: A Reference Handbook

Henderson, Harry R.

TK9146 .H45 2014

Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process

Fosmire, Michael, et al

T10.7 .I58 2014

Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies

Yock, Paul G.

R856 .B458 2015

The Evolution of Automotive Technology: A Handbook

Mom, Gijk

TL15 .M635 2014

Going Mobile: How Wireless Technology is Reshaping Our Lives

West, Darrell M.

TK5103.2 .W474 2015

Direct Gear Design

Kapelevich, Alexander L.

TJ184 .K27 2013

Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

Greenfield, Susan

BF311 .G7135 2015

Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology

Prentiss, Mara

TJ163.2 .P735 2015

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

Fasano, Anthony

TA157 .F37 2015

Interpreting Engineering Drawings

Branoff, Ted et al

T379 .B736 2016

Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Kober, Nancy et al

Q183.3.A1 K63 2015

Systems Engineering Simplified

Cloutier, Robert

TA168 .C58 2015

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering: Mastering Complexity

Mahajan, Sanjoy

QC174.85.E88 M34 2014

Engineering Ethics: Peace, Justice, and the Earth

Catalono, George D.

TA157 .C38 2006

Standards and Quality

El-Tawil, Anwar

TA368 .E43 2015

Exploring Materials through Patent Information

Segal, David

T210 .S44 2015

Steel: A Design, Cultural and Ecological History

Willis, Anne-Marie

On Order

Energy Management of Internet Data Centers in Smart Grid

Jiang, Tao et al

TJ163.5.D38 J53 2015

Developmental Robotics: From Babies to Robots

Cangelosi, Angelo et al

TJ211.495 .C36 2015

Arduino Sketches: Tools and Techniques for Programming Wizardry

Langbridge, James A.

TJ223.P76 L36 2015

Gasoline Engine Management: Systems and Components

Reif, Konrad (ed)

TJ785 .R454 2015

White Magic: The Age of Paper

Muller, Lothar

TS1090 .M8513 2014

Breaking In: Women's Accounts of How Choices Shape STEM Careers

Wolverton, Ann et al

Q130 .W62 2015

Materials for Design

Lefteri, Chris

TS171.4 .L43 2014

Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

Lefteri, Chris

TS183 .L44 2012

Material Innovation: Product Design

Dent, Andrew H. et al

TS171.4 .D46 2014

Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design

Hallgrimsson, Bjarki

TS171.8 .H35 2012

Research Methods for Product Design

Milton, Alex et al

TS171.4 .M55 2013

Materials for Architects and Builders

Lyons, Arthur

TA403 .L95 2014

Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Photons to Electricity

Kirk, Alexander P.

TK2960 .K57 2015

NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know

Tomczyk, Michael

T174.7 .T66 2015 T174.7

Mechanics of Materials: An Introduction to Engineering Technology

Ghavami, Parviz

TA405 .G73 2015

Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications

Fraden, Jacob

TA165 .F723 2010

Sensors: An Introductory Course

Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh

TA165 .K35 2013

Transducers and Instrumentation

Murty, D.V.S.

TK7872.T6 M984 2011

Wearable Sensors: Fundamentals, Implementation and Applications-ebook, but please orde

Sazonov, Edward et al

QA76.592 .W43 2014

The Art of Electronics

Horowitz, Paul et al

TK7815 .H67 2015

Electronic Distance Measurement: An Introduction

Rueger, Jean M.

QB328.A1 R84 1996

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications

McGrath, Michael J. et al

TK7872.D48 M34 2014

Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), Sep 27-29, 2010, Beijing, China

Ye, Lieping et al (eds)

TA455.P55 I5514 2010

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

Kuprenas, John et al

T65 .K85 2013

Engineering Mathematics

Stroud, K.A. et al

TA330 .S78 2013b

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

Fasano, Anthony

TA157 .F37 2015

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry

Shina, Sammy

T56.8 .S536 2014

Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes

Duffie, John A.

TJ810 .D82 2013

Girls Coming to Tech!: A History of American Engineering Education for Women

Bix, Amy Sue

TA157.5 .B59 2013

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How do I infuse real-world problem solving into science, technology, and math?

Truesdell, Pamela

Q181 .T84 2014


Web Sites of Interest

edX: Introduction to Computer Science

The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) mogul, edX, takes popular courses from some of the best universities in the world and adapts them for home computer use. Readers can simply audit courses for free, or they can pay $90 for a Verified Certificate. In that vein, CS50: Introduction to Computer Science is a high-energy Harvard course that includes nine long problem sets and a final project. The free enrollment process is exceptionally simple. Readers may use their existing Facebook or Google accounts, or follow a one-step sign up process. From there, students can explore the course, sign up for optional social media and chat accounts to communicate with other students and instructors and begin watching lectures, completing and turning in problem sets, and receiving grades and feedback on your burgeoning computer science skills. [CNH]

Women in Science

This radio series is produced with the express purpose of getting women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. As the site notes, it's a great resource for students, teachers, parents, guidance counselors, organizational leaders, researchers, professors, or anyone  nterested in helping women pursue careers intechnical fields. Readers will find much of interest in features such as Her-Story: Then & Now, which profiles both historical and present-day female STEM pioneers. The Sounds of Progress, another feature, offers an eight-part documentary-style series that covers groundbreaking research, great women in science, and other topics. And this is just the beginning of what this fantastic site has to offer. [CNH]

Tesla Batteries

Tesla Unveils New Lithium-Ion Battery to Power Homes

Will Tesla's battery change the energy market?

Tesla Battery Economics: On the Path to Disruption

Tesla's New Battery Will Make Lithium Ion the Next AA

Who Is Tesla's Home Battery For?

What backing up your home with Tesla's battery might be like

Founded in 2003, Tesla Motors, Inc. had, until very recently, concentrated its considerable resources almost entirely on producing electric cars. In that guise the innovative manufacturing company produced the first ever fully electric sports car (the Tesla Roadster) and a fully electric luxury sedan (the Model S). So when chief executive Elon Musk announced Tesla's foray into home power with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery unit named Powerwall, it caused somewhat of a stir among technology pundits. Commentators around the world asked if the relatively inexpensive, super-efficient battery might change the energy market, by allowing consumers to store substantial energy from solar panels. [CNH]

The first link takes readers to balanced coverage of the story from BBC. Next, Nature's Davide Castelvecchi wonders whether Tesla's new technology will change the energy market, while Gizmodo calls the release "a shot fired in an incredible energy storage disruption." In the fourth article from Wired, Klint Finley points out that Tesla's existing car business and its planned 10-million-square-foot factory give it a big edge on its battery-making competitors. Meanwhile, New York Times journalist Vikas Bajaj wonders who - with a price tag of over $3,000 - the new Powerwall batteries are really for. Finally, the Washington Post examines what using a Powerwall battery to back up an average house might actually be like. 

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