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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 2 • Date April 1992

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  • Graduates into industry-the transitional years

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):60 - 64
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    Graduate engineers are an expensive and valuable investment, and the transitional years between academe and industry must be carefully managed by employers. The author gives a personal view on the need for appropriate training and retention strategies to ensure that organisations attract and keep the right kind of staff-especially engineers-in the 1990s.<> View full abstract»

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  • Acid rain: its effects on lakes, streams and fish

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):65 - 69
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    Emissions of sulphur and nitrogen oxides from power stations make a major contribution to the acidification of surface waters with adverse consequences for fish and other aquatic life. The results of a recent six-year Anglo-Scandinavian research programme enables the progressive acidification of surface waters in relation to topography, geology, soil type, climate and land use to be accounted for.... View full abstract»

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  • Electrically charged filter materials

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):71 - 79
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    Filters made from ordinary textile fibres are too coarse to remove micrometre-sized dust particles, which are responsible for much respiratory disease. If, however, an electric charge is applied to the fibres, a filter can provide a very good respiratory protection. Fibres can be charged by triboelectric exchange, by corona or by induction; and charge levels can give rise to electric fields in the... View full abstract»

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  • Quality in education

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):80 - 84
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    The impression created by frequently quoted statistics is that the effectiveness of education systems is falling and that industry is taking over the role of education. The truth is that the educational standards which were acceptable are not good enough for the increasingly competitive environment in which businesses now operate. Discriminating customers have forced businesses to focus on quality... View full abstract»

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  • Talking portraits in the archives

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):85 - 96
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    Since 1934, it has been customary for the Institution of Electrical Engineers to make short films of those eminent persons who have been awarded the Faraday Medal of the Institution, or who have been elected to Honorary Membership. The author explains how this enterprise was started and tells of the problems which beset the making of some of the earliest of these 'talking portraits'. Written trans... View full abstract»

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  • The place of foreign language teaching in engineering degree courses

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):99 - 104
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    Despite a widespread understanding of the English language, there are a variety of reasons why the study of foreign languages should be made available in engineering degree courses. The inclusion of yet more material to a syllabus which most would think is already full poses a major problem to course organisers. The author discusses various approaches to solving this problem and includes a brief s... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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