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Leadership Newspapers Group, NTA won NSE Corporate Membership Award.

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The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred on LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group limited the 2016 edition of its Corporate Membership Award.

The honour was bestowed on the media organisation on Thursday night by the Deputy President of NSE, Engr. Adekunle Mokolu alongside Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja on Friday.

The NSE said the ward conferred on the national daily was informed by its active role in coverage, propagating and uplifting of the activities of the engineering profession.

The Award/Dinner nite was part of activities lined up to mark the end of 2016 Engineering Week and Annual General Meeting (AGM) organised by the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE ), Abuja branch, with the theme, ‘Revamping the Nigerian Manufacturing Sector: Great Responsibility for Engineers’.

Receiving the award in Abuja yesterday, the Divisional Director of LEADERSHIP Hausa, Mallam Al-Amin Ciroma thanked the Society for the honour bestowed on LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Limited, describ…

SEPTEMBER 2016 TRAINING OUTLINE FOR PROFESSIONALS

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1. COURSE TITLE: INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND PROTECTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS IN PLANTS, BUILDINGS & INDUSTRIES:

DESIGNED FOR/TARGET AUDIENCE: Project and Design Engineers, Technologists, Plant and Facilities Engineers, Consultants, Mechanical Engineers and Technologists, Maintenance and Operation Personnel and other Technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge.

YOU WILL LEARN / OBJECTIVES: A good percentage of total assets of most organizations can be categorized as electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment.
It is therefore extremely import that this category of assets are carefully used, maintained and protected.

The present economic environment is turbulent due to dwindling income, low capacity utilization, hyperinflation and depleted purchasing power among other factors. Efficient utilization of available resource is therefore the key survival strategy of most organizations.
The workshop will teach best principle…

NSE Ikeja Branch Engineering Week Day 2: Engineers Guide toward Entrepreneurship and self reliance

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The  Nigerian Society of engineers Ikeja Branch Annual Engineering Week enters it second day on Tuesday with Lonadek Consulting Limited hosting the career engagement session at the Cedar Entrepreneurship Centre, jibowu. 
The Career Engagement Session for students of Technical Colleges was packaged as an essential avenue to offer professional guide to technical and vocational students and encourage them to remain focused in their field of study. It also aimed at exposing them to varying options of progress available beyond this level as well as opportunities abounding in entrepreneurship pursuit.
speakers After speaker, drawn from Banking and Engineering and Business made presentations to enlighten the participants.
For those who seek to further their studies, we brought in the Dean, School of Engineering, YabaTech, who engaged them on how to advance their career.  While those interested in working for organisations were given career counselling tips by Lonadek Consulting HR. Those i…

Africa must embrace new university models to spur innovation By CALESTOUS JUMA

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African universities perform poorly in international rankings. In one ranking, only 10 of the world’s 1,000 top universities are in Africa. In another survey, South Africa has eight of the top 10 universities in sub-Saharan Africa.
To respond to this overwhelming imbalance it has even been suggested that different criteria be used to rank African universities.
The challenge for Africa is not how they rank internationally, but how they meet local needs.
Africa’s higher education crisis is partly rooted in the colonial separation between research and teaching. Universities teach but they have little support or incentives to do research. This means that every successive generation of students is taught using stale knowledge that is hardly relevant for to contemporary needs.
In today’s world knowledge is becoming obsolete much faster and professors who do not upgrade their knowledge through research struggle to keep up, even with their own students. The outcome of such a system is a stea…

NIMechE 2016 International Conference: NIMechE looks Forward to Host you in Uyo

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Fellows and Members, We appreciate all our Members for the support we have been receiving since the inception of this administration and we will continue to rely on your support to make our Institution a envy of all. This year's Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting tagged "Dakadda 2016" comes up in the Awka Ibom State Capital, Uyo from 18th - 21st of October at the Ibom Hall. We have before now published information on "Call for Papers", Workshops, Exhibition and Side Events. It is our plan this year to serve you a Conference with a difference. We have introduced  Intensive hands-on Workshops, each running the full 4-days of our Conference. Two Commercial Banks and the Bank of Industry will also be on ground to present papers on how Members can asses their facilities following our agreement to recommended serious minded Members. This is in addition to a good number of Exhibitors who will be scheduled to make presentations both on their product and their sec…

NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online By Sophie Weiner

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NASA announced at the weekend a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make up of Earth's early atmosphere.

This resource appears three years after the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed NASA to share more of its research with the public. Before, most NASA papers were only available behind a paywall. The new policy requires any research funded by NASA to appear on Pubspace within a year.

Of course, there are exceptions. Research relating to national security or to patents is exempt from this new rule. But there are already 850 articles of fascinating discoveries up on the site for the taking, and that number will increase with time.

"Making our research data easier to access will greatly magnify the impact of our research," Ellen Stofan, NASA's Chief Scientis…

NSE Ikeja Branch Engineering Week Commences: You have got to to be there!

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Dear members, The long awaited Engineering Week 2016 is about to commence.
As earlier appealed, one of the activities slated for this year’s Engineering Week is the Charity Walk to Orphanage Homes. This event shall be taking place on Monday, August 22, 2016 to kick start the week long activities.
In view of the above, we are calling on our members to kindly donate food items and other materials that could be taken to the Orphanages during this special event. Monetary donations are equally encouraged. Please, you can bring your donations/items to the Secretariat or come along with them on Monday, August 22, 2016.
Also, kindly find below the detailed program of the week long event.
NSE IKEJA BRANCH ENGINEERING WEEK 2016 Date Activity Venue Time Mon - 22/8/16 Charity Walk To Orphanage Homes                              (Take off from RAEC) 10:00 AM Press Briefing Ralph Alabi Engineering Centre 1:00 PM Tue - 23/8/16 Career Engagement Session for Students of Govt. Tech. College Lonadek/Cedar STEM Entreprenue…

Ford plan is a potent symbol of industry’s driverless dream By Jon Excell

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Ford’s announcement that it plans to introduce fully autonomous vehicles by 2021 is a significant milestone in the rise of a technology that, until recently, was viewed as a fringe concept by all but a handful of organisations.

As we’ve frequently reported, autonomous driving has gathered significant momentum in the past few years.

One of Ford’s fleet of autonomous Ford Fusion vehicles
Most of the world’s major carmakers now have some form of autonomous “roadmap”, and the emergent interest of non-traditional firms like Google and Tesla has added momentum to the pace of technology development.

But such a bold statement of intent from Ford – arguably the world’s most well-known automotive brand, and the company that pioneered the era of the affordable vehicle – pushes the driverless dream into new territory.

According to an announcement made this week (August 2016) the firm plans to begin volume production of a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021. And when it says fully autonomous, it mea…

Shifting the Paradigm: the Prospective Utilization of Coal Liquefaction for Liquid Fuel Production in Nigeria

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Introduction. The title of this paper titled “Shifting the Paradigm: the Prospective Utilization of Coal Liquefaction for Liquid Fuel Production in Nigeria” is multi-disciplinary in nature. The word ‘prospective’ in the title implies ‘the paper intends to evaluate the potential use’ of coal deposits to produce clean combustible liquid fuels to drive the nation’s economy. The technology is designed to spur the migration from petroleum crude to coal, in our spirited effort to produce liquid transportation fuel to meet our domestic consumption, and the export market. Mr. Chairman, I am truly delighted and honored to be called upon to do justice to this title of the paper, for the purpose of sparking -off a national discuss that offers a new promise for the rapid economic development of our country. Hence, the paper intends to discuss the new options of tackling the challenges of our historic overdependence on light sweet crude oil for transportation fuels in the coming decades a…