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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) 2010 Application Now Open!

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) is a renowned Department of Defense fellowship program available to students in the beginning stages of their graduate studies and applications for the program are now available at http://ndseg.asee.org.

Each spring, government agencies including: the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCM), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsor 200 students with awards.

These awards include full tuition and mandatory fee coverage, a monthly stipend to off-set additional costs incurred,  and up to $1,000 in health insurance per academic year. The award lasts for 36-months and is portable to any U.S. academic institution.

The fifteen supported program disciplines include:
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering,
  • Biosciences,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Chemistry,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Cognitive/Neural/Behavioral Sciences,
  • Computer and Computational Sciences,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Geosciences,
  • Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Mathematics,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering,
  • Oceanography,
  • Physics.

Students applying must have no more than two years of full-time graduate study completed at the time an application submission and all applications for the 2011 award are due by December 17, 2010.

If any questions should arise, please feel free to direct all correspondence to our program’s e-mail account (ndseg@asee.org). All inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible. If questions require an immediate response, there is an application and program FAQ on online as well that you can find at http://ndseg.asee.org.

Thanks,

The NDSEG Program Team at ASEE
American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street NW #600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:(202) 331-3546
E-Mail: ndseg@asee.org

October 1st, 2010

Still using the SciFinder Scholar client software? Read on . . .

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For all SciFinder Scholar Users:

We are nearing the end of our migration from the old SciFinder Scholar client software to the newer Web interface.

The migration process began in May 2009.  So far, almost 1,000 UT-Austin users have registered for SF-Web accounts.  However, our usage statistics make it clear that many more users have yet to make the switch, and if you haven’t you are now facing low odds of successfully connecting using the client method.  This is because most of the “seats” that we have access to are now assigned to the Web interface, where success rates are near 100%.  While it’s understandable that some people are reluctant to switch for various reasons, the client is obsolete and doesn’t offer the same features as the Web.

On September 1, we will be turning off access to the client altogether in order to complete the transition and re-unify the UT System’s pool of shared seats.

To continue to use SciFinder, everyone who hasn’t already done so needs to register for a Web account.   Begin the web registration process at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/scifinder.html

Please also make sure all your group colleagues are aware of this.

If you have any questions, please contact:

David Flaxbart, Mallet Chemistry Library

flaxbart [at] uts.cc.utexas.edu

495-4600

July 12th, 2010

New Biography on Retired Dean and McKinney Supporter Gloyna

See the review on the Tex Libris Blog.

May 27th, 2010

Reed Business Information to Cease 23 titles

Reed Elsevier announced, in a recent press release, that it will cease 23 titles, including the following four engineering related titles: Control Engineering, Modern Materials Handling, Plant Engineering, and Semiconductor International.

May 3rd, 2010

Libraries’ Fair returns

The University of Texas Libraries will host their 2nd Annual Libraries’ Fair on the plaza of the Perry-Castañeda Library from 11:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday, April 14.

The Fair brings together the ten campus branches of the Libraries to raise awareness of services and resources all around the campus of UT, and to support Research Week, occurring April 12-16.

Booths at the Fair will be staffed by representatives of each library who can answer questions and provide information related to undergraduate research and library support of said, in general.

There will be food, fun and games of skill and knowledge for prizes, so come out an enjoy the day while supporting your Libraries.

More Fair info at Tex Libris: http://goo.gl/k6ry

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April 13th, 2010

Changes to the SciFinder Client Software

Users will no longer have access to the old SciFinder client software from off campus; the web version of SciFinder (which requires personal registration) can be used in place of the client.  For more information please see the Chemistry Library page www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/scifinder.html

December 21st, 2009

30 Dumb Inventions from Life.com

http://www.life.com/image/53381228/in-gallery/25371/30-dumb-inventions

LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the Web.

October 1st, 2009

See what new books have recently arrived

in the Engineering Library!

For further information on the Recent Arrivals Application see www.lib.utexas.edu/recentarrivals/about.html

July 23rd, 2009

The McKinney Engineering Library is now on facebook

Become a fan of the Engineering Library on facebook!

June 25th, 2009

Mallet Library Construction News: Summer 2009

The stacks and seating areas of the Mallet Library are currently closed to the public during the Welch Plaza renovation project.

Summer Session Hours

June 4 – August 17

Monday-Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed
See Library Hours for current information.
August intersession hours (Aug. 18-25) to be determined.
  • Library materials will be paged from the stacks by library staff upon request. However, some materials may be temporarily inaccessible to staff due to obstructions or safety concerns. Patrons may request paging in advance by calling the Library at 512-495-4600 or via email. Please provide full bibliographic details including the call numbers of items you wish to have retrieved.
  • Most public workstations and the pay printer will be available.
  • Seating will be very limited.
  • Noise and dust may be an ongoing annoyance.
  • Departmental and public photocopiers (1 each) will be moved and available. The public copy card vending machine will not be available. Purchase and re-value your cards in other campus libraries.
  • Reserves materials will be available at the desk as usual. Loan periods will be unchanged.
  • Some reference materials will be available, as will current issues of journals.
  • Access to electronic information resources will not be affected.

We do not know the exact date of completion and re-opening. Construction in the libary may not be finished by the start of fall classes.

We will do our best to maintain basic services during the disruption. We regret the inconvenience this project will cause. However, we look forward hopefully to a leak-free future in the Mallet Library!

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 512-495-4600.

June 18th, 2009

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