Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Interested in building remote imaging tools for National Geographic Society expeditions?

UCSD and National Geographic Society (NGS) are seeking motivated UCSD students to work with UCSD faculty/staff, NGS engineers and Explorers to build innovative remote imaging tools that will be deployed on real National Geographic Society expeditions.

For More Info: http://ngs.ucsd.edu/

Find out more at a lecture tomorrow May 5th, 12:30-1:30pm, Atkinson Hall Auditorium. UCSD's Albert Lin (of abalone and Genghis Khan fame) is one of the presenters.

Abstract below:

Exploration and engineering have gone hand-in-hand through time, allowing humans to explore the deepest oceans, highest mountains and farthest galaxies through the lens of science and technology. The National Geographic Society has been one of the world's leading engines of exploration for over 100 years, inspiring others to care about the world. Combining world-class exploration with the top engineering minds is the goal of this multi-institutional program.UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering and the National Geographic Society are embarking on a new partnership with the UCSD-NGS Engineers for Exploration program. Located within the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and as part of its Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3), this program provides a multi-disciplinary platform for students to engage and contribute directly to National Geographic exploration.

Shake Test Movie on Union Tribune Blog

Thirty seconds of footage from last week's shake test of a metal building out at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center is playing on the new science/technology/defense blog at the Union Tribune called Science Quest.

Stay tuned for more video and more into on the shake.

From the media advisory:

"Metal building systems make up a large portion of new low-rise, non-residential construction today. These systems are designed to be extremely efficient and their performance in earthquakes has been excellent over the years because they are strong, flexible and light in weight."