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Finals Week in the Engineering Library!

We are here for you for Finals Week! The Engineering Library will be open late and also be serving a variety of hot drinks including coffee, hot chocolate, and tea. Group study space is upstairs and quiet study space can be found on our lower level. If you need study tools you can check themContinue reading “Finals Week in the Engineering Library!”

Turkey Day Patents

Happy Thanksgiving! Have you ever thought about all of the intellectual property that goes into your Thanksgiving feast? From roasting ovens to catchy jingles, intellectual property is everywhere. Have you ever gotten stuck on mashed-potato duty and just couldn’t bring yourself to do all that boiling and mashing? This Automatic Mashed Potato System could beContinue reading “Turkey Day Patents”

Should you leave the leaves? Check out these selections from the Engineering Library to see for yourself

Fall is a beautiful time but very few people enjoy raking all of the beautiful leaves that collect on their lawns. Experts now say that raking every single leaf may not be necessary. When left in place, leaves serve as habitat for several types of wildlife, retain moisture in your yard, and can even helpContinue reading “Should you leave the leaves? Check out these selections from the Engineering Library to see for yourself”

Vote for People’s Choice in Capture Your Research Competition!

Vote for your favorite entry in our Capture Your Research: Image Competition! The submissions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each of the categories for undergraduate, graduate student, or faculty/staff/researcher based on a panel of judges. But, there is also a 4th category that is called People’s Choice. Who winsContinue reading “Vote for People’s Choice in Capture Your Research Competition!”

Capture Your Research Submission Deadline is Approaching!

We are so excited to bring back our Capture Your Research art competition! For this competition, students, faculty, and staff can submit one image that sums up their research. In the past we have had entries that were traditional photography, microscopic photography, digital art, drawing, and more! Get inspired by past submissions here and seeContinue reading “Capture Your Research Submission Deadline is Approaching!”

2022-2023 Academic Year In Review

In the last year we: Were open 2,080.5 hours Welcomed 83,788 visitors Taught 89 workshops and instruction sessions, reaching 1,305 people Added 5,143 plant patents to our collections Checked out calculators 207 times Were designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center by the United States Patent and Trademark Office Reached at total of 16,907 onContinue reading “2022-2023 Academic Year In Review”

These 6 books detail the key role of engineering in both of this weekend’s blockbusters

You may have heard there are a couple of big movies coming to theaters this weekend: Barbie and Oppenheimer. Read up more on these two world-changers before you see the movies! Barbie Barbara Millicent Roberts (Barbie) was released in 1959 and invented by Ruth Handler. You can read about Handler in Patently Female: from AZT toContinue reading “These 6 books detail the key role of engineering in both of this weekend’s blockbusters”