Upcoming Engineering Webinar Series from Elsevier

Elsevier has developed a new series of webinars which are designed to be of interest for professional engineers, scientists, researchers, students, librarians, and professors. Elsevier company logo

Engineering Webinar Series V:

  • T-Shaped Engineer Webinar
  • A Day in the Life of an Engineer – Disruptive Innovation with Daniel Christie
  • Graduate Student Boot Camp
  • A Sneak Peak into the Life of a Drone Engineer
  • Energy Transition – How an Industry Redefines and Refocuses its Future

Please see details and registration information below.

T-Shaped Engineer Webinar

Date: July 15, 2021

Time: 12pm, EST.

Description: Today we’ll discuss some of the skills that companies are looking for in Engineers. We will look at ways that a more rounded engineer brings more insight and value to themselves, their role and their company.

Registration Link: https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c6kXl2IGRJyxdVyqY2UqVA

A Day in the Life of an Engineer – Disruptive Innovation with Daniel Christie

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 12pm, EST.

Description: Join us for a special session with Innovation Technical Champion Daniel Christie of WL Gore & Associates. Daniel will share a perspective on how Gore teams harness the lean startup methodology & a permissive culture to unlock new opportunities for disruptive innovation in a wide range of industries. As a result of its unique organizational model and culture of empowering small teams, Gore has experienced tremendous success in deploying its core technology into 1000 different products spanning Gore-Tex outerwear, guitar strings, medical devices, headlight vents, and more.

Registration Link: https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1y8AJpNXS82dUbB5XhjOZg 

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Participate in the 19-Day Self-Education Challenge Against Systemic Racism

respect's 19-day self-education challenge against systemic racismWant to learn more about issues pertaining to systemic racism in the United States but don’t know where to start? Inspired by the YWCA’s 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ R.E.S.P.E.C.T. committee developed a 19-Day Self-Education Challenge Against Systemic Racism just for you! Sign up now to watch, read and listen to informative pieces! The challenge is free and open to all. 

Scheduled to take place July 6-30, the challenge is divided into four weeks, each with a different theme. There will be weekly, open video-chat discussions every Friday. Details will be e-mailed weekly along with the challenge content. 

  • Week 1: Reparations and Narrowing the Wealth Gap 
  • Week 2: Police Brutality and Reform 
  • Week 3: Equity in Healthcare 
  • Week 4: Equity in Education 

Should you agree to accept this challenge, you will learn new information as well as receive an award upon completion of the event for your efforts to learn more about systemic racism and ways to combat it.  

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Racial Equity Support & Programming to Educate the Community Team) is a UC Libraries committee charged with developing external programming that explicitly addresses the negative role that systemic racism plays in our society. 

Read Source, the online newsletter, to learn about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries

sourceRead Source, the online newsletter, to learn about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries.

In this issue of Source, Dean Xuemao Wang takes time to reflect as work begins to transition back on campus and we showcase UC Libraries innovation and impact during the pandemic. In addition to articles highlighting collections such as Albert Sabin’s papers and Obed Wilson’s library, this issue also marks the commemoration of the first national Juneteenth holiday and features an interview with the authors of the recent University of Cincinnati Press book, Bicycling Through Paradise. As our 19th year of publication comes to a close, we feature a retrospective of past covers and a look back at the 2009 Edible Books event.

Read these articles, as well as past issues, on the website. To receive Source via e-mail, contact melissa.norris@uc.edu to be added to the mailing list.

 

Do You Miss Statista?

Last Fall, UC Libraries made the tough decision to break up with our Statista subscription.  The decision came down to two reasons: 

  1. Statista’s price rose over 200% in the past two years
  2. More importantly, Statista’s data is accessible from other vendors and resources.  The Statista  platform serves as a portal to finding statistics. Basically, subscribers pay for ease of access to a  lot of statistics. Most of these statistics come from government resources, industry associations, and other vendors of statistical information.  

A few examples:  

  1. Data Planet
    Touted as the “largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data”. It has 13.5 billion datasets, pulls from over 90 data providers and covers 16 major subject categories. It also provides users with tutorials on how to analyze data and incorporate it into their research. 
  2. US Census
    One of the largest producers of social and economic data and statistics. The economic census includes Trade, Manufacturing, Construction, Financial, Insurance and Real Estate statistics. 
  3. FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
    Economic data out of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank including inflation rate, consumer price index, unemployment rate, and more. FRED also provides a lot of teaching resources for economic data.  
  4. Market Research Reports from IBIS, Mintel, Euromonitor and many more!
    UC Libraries subscribes to many market research databases.  These reports provide domestic and international industry level data as well as consumer demographics and statistics. 

These databases and resources are accessible through UC Libraries and UC’s research guides. These resources are being updated these through the Summer, so please check back to see what’s new. 

If you are looking for something specific, please think of Maggie Patel (UC’s Business and Data Analytics Librarian) as your statistical matchmaker and she will work with you to find the appropriate resource.  You may contact her through email.

Please don’t despair if you loved Statista, there are plenty of other statistical databases in the sea.  You will improve your research skills and discover new statistical resources. Fall in love again with something new! 

New Books in the Science Libraries

Check out the new science books that have been added to the Geology-Math-Physics and Langsam Libraries.  You can get these books by using the Click & Collect service at each library.

Click here to access the March-April 2021 list.  You may be interested to see a book on Lucy Braun’s studies of prairies (sci QK31 .B695 S78 2001).

If you have any questions about these books, contact Ted Baldwin, Directory of Science and Engineering Libraries, at Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu.

 

 

Join us June 18 for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Each Other: The Lasting Impact of Juneteenth

juneteenth event graphicJoin us for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Each Other: The Lasting Impact of Juneteenth, an online WebEx event scheduled for Friday, June 18, from 10-11:30 am. Registration and link location are available online.

Juneteenth, also known as African American Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is celebrated on June 19 to mark the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The University of Cincinnati Libraries RESPECT Group invites you to learn about the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its lasting and impact on United States culture and society.  

This interactive session will introduce conversations around slavery, racism and modern-day injustices. A prepared presentation will include interviews with formerly enslaved people, videos of culture, music and poetry contrasting the past and present. Come prepared to reflect and share your thoughts and feelings on these topics in this safe space environment. In addition, the program will introduce the newly formed Racial Equity Support & Programming to Educate the Community Team (RESPECT)a UC Libraries committee charged with developing external programming that explicitly addresses the role that systemic racism plays in our society.