Mechatronics


Nov 01, 2007 Comments Off on Mechatronics

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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Mechatronics


Jul 01, 2007 Comments Off on Mechatronics

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 Comments Off on Home Technology Integration

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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Biotechnology


Jul 01, 2006 Comments Off on Biotechnology

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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Home Technology Integration

Mar 06, 2006 Comments Off on Home Technology Integration

Home Technology Integration (HTI) is the convergence or merging of previously separate technologies and systems in the home, including integrated home control, computer/home network, communications, lighting and energy management, entertainment and security, health and safety.

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Combined Heat and Power

Mar 05, 2006 Comments Off on Combined Heat and Power

CHP is a form of “energy recycling” and is considered a category of alternative energy methods and techniques likely to advance significantly over the next 3-5 years.

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Artificial Intelligence

Mar 04, 2006 Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the science of making intelligent machines and addresses the challenges of having machines find solutions to complex problems in a human-like fashion.

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Retinal Angiographer

Mar 03, 2006 Comments Off on Retinal Angiographer

Retinal angiography, also know as ophthalmic photography, is a sub-field of biomedical photography that records the structure of the eye using specialized equipment.

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Solar Photovoltaic

Mar 02, 2006 Comments Off on Solar Photovoltaic

By 2015, Texas is expected to create only 361 PV installation jobs, which is relatively high nationally, but well below California’s anticipated 3,578 PV installation jobs. The estimated wages for solar technicians is $15 to $20 per hour and $20 to $25 per hour for solar technician foreman.

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Nuclear Power

Mar 02, 2006 Comments Off on Nuclear Power

According to NEI industry surveys conducted in 2004 and 2005, the nuclear industry is facing a critical shortage of workers over the next five years. The survey found that nuclear energy companies may lose an estimated 23,000 workers over the next five years, representing 40 percent of all jobs in the sector. Nearly half of industry employees were found to be over 47 years old and only 8 percent were younger than 32.

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