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SESAME, the long-awaited particle accelerator being built in the Middle East, seems poised to enter its final stages of construction. At SESAME’s recent council meeting in Turkey, two countries have fully signed on to help fill in its budget gap, and two more are expected to contribute soon as well. In addition, the…(Read More)

The 2012 APS April Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia from March 31 through April 3. This year’s theme is “100 Years of Cosmic Ray Physics,” commemorating the April day in 1912 when Victor Franz Hess accompanied an electroscope into the sky in a balloon and discovered a…(Read More)

Michigan Technological University is starting two new physics degree programs aimed at increasing physics literacy and helping train new physics teachers, based in part on recommendations from an APS report. Located in the northwest part of the state, Michigan Tech is starting up a new Bachelor of Arts degree in physics as well as a…(Read More)

Reston, Va.—The five finalists for the 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award have been announced by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Established in 1960, the OCEA program recognizes projects for their contribution to the well-being of people and communities, their resourcefulness in planning and design challenges, and their innovative use…(Read More)

Initiative to improve equipment permitting efficiencies Washington, D.C., December 9, 2011– Achieving a benchmark that could lead to more efficient permitting for wind turbine equipment, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) signed a joint agreement establishing a framework for the two organizations to administer recommended permitting practices…(Read More)

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