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EDITORIAL FEATURES/SPECIAL SECTIONS
Aerospace Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing – November issue features ComputerAided Engineering and Advanced Combustion Military & Aerospace – November issue features Technology Trends in Simulation and Mission Rehearsal and distributed at the ITSEC Conference Business of Engineering Consulting-Specifying Engineer – November issue features Fire Safety for MultiUse Buildings and distributed at the PowerGen Conference Engineering Inc. – November/December issue features New Trends in College Engineering Education and 10 Steps to Writing a Successful Proposal National Society of Professional Engineers – December issue features Professional Liability Insurance and Directory Chemical Chemical & Engineering News – October 26 issue features Career Tools and Information Technology Chemical Engineering – November issue features Process Automation & Diagnostics and distributed at the CHEM Show Chemical Engineering Progress – November issue features Bioprocessing and Chem Show Preview and distributed at the AIChE Annual Meeting Civil CE News – November issue features Recruiting & Retention Civil Engineer – November issue features Concrete, Building Products and Materials Construction Better Roads – November issue features What’s Next for Roads? ENR – November 2 issue features Education Workforce Solutions and Campus Recruiting Graduates and Faculty Careers Roads & Bridges – November issue features Top 10 Bridges and Active Traffic Management Structural Engineer – November issue features Concrete and Parking Structure Diversity Diversity Careers – Winter issue features African Americans; Hispanics in IT and Grad Programs in Engineering NSBE Journal – Winter 2009-10 is 35th Anniversary/Careers issue SHPE Magazine – Winter issue features Diversity/Conference Highlights Workforce Diversity – Fall is Annual Career-Planning issue and features Mechanical & Industrial Manufacturing Electronic Electric Energy – November/December issue features Security, Reliability & Compliance and distributed at the World Energy Engineering Congress
Electronic Component – November issue features Selecting an Operating System and Kits for Kids Evaluation Engineering – November issue features Aerospace/Defense Test and distributed at the ITC Conference IEEE Spectrum – November issue features Open Robotics and High-Tech Gifts Energy/Environmental Pollution Engineering – November issue features Nuclear Power Executive Roundtable and Cooling Towers and Systems Power Engineering – November issue features Regulation in the 2010s Government American Public Works Association Reporter – November issue features 2009 Congress in Print Government Engineering – November/December issue features Transportation and Technology Military Engineer – November/December issue features Design & Construction HVAC ASHRAE Journal – November issue features InfoCenter and distributed at GreenBuild 2009 HPAC Engineering – November issue features Government and Chilled Water Systems Manufacturing Control Engineering – November issue features Warning Signs of Project Failure and Regulatory Compliance Manufacturing Engineer – November issue features Waterjet & Alternative Metalcutting Technologies and distributed at the FABTECH International Mechanical Appliance Engineer – November issue features 45th Annual Report on HVAC and distributed at the FABTECH/Metalforming Conference Engineered Systems – November issue features Indoor Air Quality and distributed at the AHRI Fall Meeting Mechanical Engineering – November issue features Engineering Frontiers and distributed at the ASME 2009 Conference Plumbing Engineer – November issue features High Rise Commercial Building and distributed at the GreenBuild 2009 Conference Plumbing Systems & Design – November issue features Vacuum Plumbing Systems Mining Coal Age – November issue features Dragline Mining and Mine Rescue Engineering & Mining Journal – November issue features Haul Trucks and Crushers Mining Engineering – November issue features Exploration and Development Petroleum/Oil Journal of Petroleum Technology – November issue features Gas Production Technology
Offshore Engineer – November issue features Production Optimization and Seismic Update Oil & Gas Journal – November 2 issue features Independent Operations and Industry Sector Analysis Plant Plant Engineering – November issue features Product of the Year and Power Management Plant Engineering & Maintenance – November/December issue features Health and Safety and Materials Handling Reliable Plant – November/December issue features 4th Annual Maintenance Salary and Compensation Report Transportation Automotive Engineering – November issue features Global Architectures and Software Engineering Off-Highway Engineering – November issue features Top Technologies and Products of 2009
NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTIONS
Arizona Republic Denver Post Houston Chronicle Los Angeles Times Hi-Tech Opportunities Engineering Technology Expo Engineer/Oil & Gas Job Fair Engineering November October 14 October 13 October
Expo Experts – Engineering October 05 Orlando, FL October 06 Houston, TX October 07 Denver, CO October 14 Atlanta, GA October 20 Seattle, WA October 21 Austin, TX November November November November November November November 02 09 09 10 16 17 18 St. Louis, MO Colorado Springs, CO Boston, MA Chicago, IL Baltimore, MD Phoenix, AZ Dallas, TX
Targeted Job Fairs – Engineering/Technology October 7 Huntsville, AL October 7 Seattle, WA October 13 Atlanta, GA October 13 Marlborough, MA October 15 Philadelphia, PA
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CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
AUSA Annual Meeting October 5-7 Washington, DC Instrumentation, Systems & Automation Expo October 6-8 Houston, TX WEFTEC Annual Technical Exhibition October 10-14 Orlando, FL Dynamic Systems & Control Conference October 12-14 Hollywood, CA ASPE Technical Symposium & ASA Convention October 14-17 Washington, DC MILCOM October 19-21 Boston, MA AIChE Annual Meeting November 8-13 Nashville, TN GreenBuild November 11-13 Phoenix, AZ
AHRI Fall Meeting November 15-17 Palm Beach, CA 7x24 Exchange November 15-18 Phoenix, AZ FABTECH/Metalforming Conference November 15-18 Chicago, IL 53rd CHEM Show November 17-19 New York, NY PowerGen December 8-10 Las Vegas, NV
Alcatel-Lucent, the telephone and communications equipment maker, laid off ―around 40‖ workers at its Raleigh operation. The cuts represent some 12% of the company’s work force in Raleigh. Local Techwire.com Halliburton, the Houston oilfield services company, has cut an unspecified number of jobs recently at its Carrollton, TX office. ―Halliburton has successfully weathered multiple industry down cycles, and it is clear 2009 continues to be a challenging year for the industry. We can confirm, unfortunately, that there were some Halliburton personnel reductions in Carrollton recently,‖ said Dianna Gabriel, a company spokeswoman. Gabriel added that from January through the second quarter of this year, Halliburton cut 9% of its global work force, or approximately 5,000 jobs. Dallas Business Journal TECO Energy says it will eliminate 225 jobs by the end of this month. The cuts were announced in an SEC regulatory filing. TECO spokesman Rick Morera said the cuts are part of an ongoing consolidation of the company’s electric and gas divisions and a general productivity improvement campaign companywide. Another 60 jobs will be cut this month, which brings the total job consolidation to the announced 225. Tampabay.com Textron, a Providence, RI-based company is planning to layoff 139 people, including 56 in Rhode Island. Textron, which makes Bell Helicopters, Cessna Aircraft, golf carts, and many other products says the layoffs will go into effect in the coming days and weeks. They employ about 37,000 people worldwide, including 400 people in Providence. Textron says their earnings have recently fell 29%, by $2.6 billion. WPRI.com
Nuclear Power Industry Reacting Well Nuclear energy is aggressively hiring! Yes, you read that right. With other industries cutting back and firing workers, this industry needs new talent. ―Nuclear energy is undergoing a renaissance worldwide,‖ said John Richardson, president of Enercon Services Inc., an engineering and environmental consulting firm whose Power Generation Services Division is located in Kennesaw, GA. ―We expect to see 20 to 30 percent growth in the industry by 2030.‖ Enercon hired 117 people in the first quarter of 2009, ―and we’re in the process of hiring another 15 from the Georgia Tech Alumni Career Fair,‖ said Michelle Zerkle, recruitment manager. The nuclear industry began to decline after the much publicized accident at Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979. ―Largely due to safety concerns, no new licenses were granted for nuclear power plants after that,‖ Richardson said, ―but in the last two years companies have made 26 license applications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Our company prepared four of those, completed 10 site-selection studies and provided other strategic consulting.‖ Today, 103 nuclear power plants are in operation in the United States, and they generate almost 20% of the country’s electricity, according to a 2008 Department of Energy report on the prospects of nuclear electricity generation in China, India and the U.S. Georgia Power plans to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. ―The whole energy field is changing, and nuclear is a part of the solution,‖ said Andy Cole, a communications specialist with Progress Energy Carolinas Inc. ―For years, the U.S. relied on inexpensive oil and gas. Now we’re concerned with energy security —- about 70% of our fossil fuels come from overseas —- and costs, which have continued to rise and fluctuate.‖ The country is looking for alternative sources such as wind, solar, biofuels and nuclear. ―Nuclear energy is green energy in that it gives off no carbon-emissions,‖ Richardson said. ―The uranium fuel comes from Canada and Australia —- countries that support the U.S. —and you only have to refuel a nuclear power plant every 18 to 24 months.‖ The advantage of nuclear power is that once a plant is up and running, it provides consistent energy to supply electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Wind and solar can’t provide the same reliability. ―In 30 years, the technology has advanced to make nuclear power safer, cleaner and more efficient,‖ said Ed Ramirez, recruitment manager with Enercon. Although the licensing and building of new plants is a slow, arduous and costly process (each plant costs $6 billion-$8 billion), nuclear power is the lowest cost-producer of baseload [consistently needed] electricity. Each plant also generates about 400 to 700 new permanent jobs and approximately $430 million in sales of goods and services in the local community, along with nearly $40 million in total labor income, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. Progress Energy is planning two new plants. ―We’ve selected the site, purchased the land and are beefing up staff for a new plant near Crystal River in Florida,‖ Cole said.
New talent is needed both for industry growth and to replace an aging work force. ―We have a wall that honors people with 25 years with the company in our Hartsville, SC plant. There are about 125 people on it who will be retiring in about 10 years,‖ Cole said. ―Finding workers to operate existing and new plants is an industrywide challenge.‖ Engineering schools have cut back on their nuclear engineering programs in the past 20 years, but that’s changing. ―We’re seeing a surge in colleges re-energizing those programs and bringing curricula up to date to meet recruitment demand,‖ Ramirez said. ―The jobs in nuclear energy are more diverse than people think,‖ Cole said. Besides the necessary engineers and scientists, nuclear plants also need people with electrical, technical and mechanical skills, such as welding, pipe fitters, carpenters and heavy equipment operators. A two-year technical degree in civil engineering or electrical would prepare workers for many jobs. The industry can also use accountants, health physicists, human resource managers, technical writers, computer analysts, safety and protection specialists, and educators. ―With new developments constantly, there is an ongoing need for people who can train,‖ he said. ―The jobs in this industry are demanding but very rewarding — and the future is bright for careers in this field.‖
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