Quarterly Magazine

First Quarter 2016

Plastics Made from CO2Carbon Dioxide
as Chemical Feedstock, By Barbara Dommermuth and Achim Raschka, nova-Institute, Hürth, Germany. 
In the last decades much work has been done in the field of carbon dioxide capture, purification, and transformation into useful and new fuels, chemicals and polymers. The explosion of interest in CO2 had led to a new awareness at industrial, societal, and scientific levels with the result that carbon dioxide is no longer a mere waste product, but rather Read more

First Quarter 2016

Welcome to the Creative Boom
Why Technical Employers Need Creative Employees for the Future of their Business, By E.J. Daigle, Dean of Robotics and Manufacturing Technology, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN.
 There’s a classic scene from early in the movie The Graduate where Dustin Hoffman’s neighbor says to the job-hunting youngster, “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word… plastics.” If that conversation were happening today, that one word would undoubtedly be … Read more