The Chicago Tribune (3/14, Ford) reports that “Monday is Pi Day,” in honor of “the number that expresses the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter” and “starts with 3.14159. Thus, March 14, or 3/14, for Pi Day.” The celebration started in San Francisco in 1989 and “has spread around the world, and math […]

Congratulations to the NBK Team for winning the Mine Rescue Competition at this years 2011 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit and CMA 113th National Western Mining Conference “Shaping a Strong Future Through Mining” in Denver, Colorado! http://mining.ubc.ca/news.php?action=fullnews&id=141&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NbkMiningEngineering+%28NBK+Mining+Engineering%29

Through the SAE Digital Library you now have access to SAE technical papers archives. Previously 1998 to present was available; you can now access from 1906 to the present. This excellent resource supports research on topics in mobility including submersibles, hemp components for automobiles, unmanned vehicles, flying cars, and automobile research that supports construction of […]

Katherine Miller and I will be offering a RefWorks for the Sciences – Mon, 7 March, 10am – 12pm in Woodward library computer lab. Please feel free to register and join us – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1092

This week, IBM computer named Watson will play against the two best human Jeopardy players, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Watson is an effort by I.B.M. researchers to advance a set of techniques used to process human language. It provides striking evidence that computing systems will no longer be limited to responding to simple commands. […]

Heidi Schiller and I will be offering an APSC 150 class on Wed, 2 February, 4:30pm – 5:00pm in FSC 1005. The library class page is here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2411

Teaching APSC 262 class – Tue, 1 February, 11am – 12pm in MCLD 228. Library course page is here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2500

I will be offering a one hour workshop for ECE grad students today – Tue, 25 January, 4pm – 5pm in MCLD 418.

APSC 150 students will see us on Wed, 26 January, 8:30am – 9:00am and Wed, 26 January, 3:30pm – 4:00pm for a short class talking about researching engineering failures. Here is the library class page – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2411

This week APSC 201 and APSC 176 students will see Kevin Read, Heidi Schiller , Andre Iwanchuk and myself coming to their classes to talk libraries. We will show the major engineering databases, ebook packages and talk about evaluating engineering information. We have booked six (6) sessions this week…see you in one of those!

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