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Nov 01, 2007

Mechatronics provides a framework for integrating traditionally disparate mechanical, electronic, control, information technology and other degree programs into a single multi-disciplinary program suited to industry’s increasing demand for multi-craft employees. This integration has been successful in several other countries but has been slow to develop in the U.S. colleges should determine the feasibility of integrating existing programs to develop mechatronic degree and certificate programs as appropriate for local industry demand.

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Jul 01, 2007

Mechatronics is another way of saying “intelligent mechanical systems” and it is the foundation of many 21st century enabling technologies. Mechatronics involves the integration of mechanical and electrical systems with control systems and information technology.

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Home Technology Integration

Dec 01, 2006

Download PDF Version A growing number of homeowners and homebuilders are integrating digital technology into residences because the cost of these systems is decreasing. System integrators (employers) indicate a lack of available expertise in the home technology integration (HTI) sector capable of designing, installing and supporting these home subsystems. HTI includes audio, video, networking, control […]

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Jul 01, 2006

Download PDF Version This report examines fundamental trends driving advances in biotechnology, includes discussions with leading biotech experts, provides examples of biotechnology curriculum and new courses available in Texas, and makes strategic recommendations to increase the competitiveness of Texas biotechnology companies and educational programs. While there are a number of established biotechnology programs in Texas, […]

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Emerging Technologies: ADM, Hybrid, MEMs, & Computer Forensics

Jan 01, 2005 Comments Off on Emerging Technologies: ADM, Hybrid, MEMs, & Computer Forensics

Download Full Report  Order Hard Copy This report examines Advanced Digital Manufacturing, Hybrid Vehicles, Micro-electromechanical Systems, and Computer Forensics and related core technical principles, applications, trends, implications, curriculum and potential employment of each of these four topics. Through this research, TSTC hopes to facilitate the informed and well-considered development of new, or enhancement of existing, […]

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Homeland Security

Sep 01, 2004 Comments Off on Homeland Security

Download Full Report  Order Hard Copy The events of September 11, 2001 brought immediate attention to the challenges of internal security in the United States. The realization of these challenges resulted in a number of actions by federal, state, and local governments, including the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This report presents […]

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Jun 01, 2003 Comments Off on Nanotechnology

Download Full Report  Order Hard Copy This report provides commercialization timelines, driving forces and constraints, industry trends and projectors, and expert opinion and analysis on the emerging nanotechnology sector. The exact nature and size of potential nanotech markets are unclear at this time. However, there is little doubt that these new technologies promise almost unlimited […]

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Fuel Cells

Jun 01, 2003 Comments Off on Fuel Cells

Download Full Report  Order Hard Copy Over the last decade, interest in fuel cell technology has grown steadily and projections of future progress have been increasingly optimistic. The practical applications for fuel cells fall into two general categories-power for vehicles (primarily automobiles) and production of electric power. The development of a significant fuel cell automobile […]

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