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Allegheny County given $1.1M to boost youth initiative

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Nearly $1.1 million in federal money will help expand a fledgling program in Allegheny County aimed at providing more summer jobs for young people, officials said Thursday. “This is not for young people just to do busy work or work that doesn’t have the possibility for a career,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said at a Downtown news conference announcing ...

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If the White Brothers can do it, so can you

Sponsored Article The past months have been rough for the oil and gas industry—oil prices dropping drastically, companies laying off thousands of employees, rig stacking becoming a much too common practice, companies slashing budgets and spending, and companies closing down facilities and operations.  Although it seems like there is no end to this downward spiral, there is hope for some. ...

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Science teachers discuss encouraging student research

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DERRY, N.H. — Sessions devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — better known as STEM — are up for discussion at a meeting of the New Hampshire Science Teachers Association. Their spring conference Saturday is looking at ways to encourage students’ independent research, individualize curriculum and use STEM skills in a field ecology setting. Other subjects to be discussed ...

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Chevron funds study targeting hurdles to STEM curriculum

With 700 workers employed in gas drilling operations in the tri-state region surrounding Pittsburgh, energy giant Chevron believes it has a significant stake in whether current middle and high school students are adequately prepared for careers in the gas and drilling sector. That’s why the California company helped underwrite a wide-reaching study that attempts to dig deeper into what obstacles ...

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Facilities design summit addresses growing industry needs


Mary Schimke | Shale Plays Media As the shale boom continues across the US, oil and gas companies must prepare for changes to accommodate higher production and expanding development. Facilities design is a key part of this change. An explosion of onshore, unconventional activity has meant that greater focus is being placed on costs, design and lead times of production, gathering, and handling facilities to accommodate expanding ...

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UT engineering school receives bequest of $35 million, mineral rights

Ralph K.M. Haurwitz | The Austin American-Statesman, Texas An unexpected bequest consisting of $35 million and mineral rights scattered across 10 states will help attract high-achieving students to the engineering school at the University of Texas, officials announced Thursday. The gift from T.W. “Tom” Whaley Jr. — who died in 2013 at the age of 78 — is the largest ever ...

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Marcellus.com top stories of the week


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media This week, the Marcellus Shale region saw a number of big business deals and promising production reports at the close of 2014’s second quarter. There were also a number of clashes between energy companies and regulatory bodies concerning environmental protection. 1. EIA study shows promising Utica shale production A study of the first 20 months ...

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Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers


David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Gas companies operating in and around the Marcellus shale say they are increasingly hiring skilled workers for engineering and construction jobs as the industry matures beyond the rush to drill wells. The high-paying jobs accounted for 26.5 percent of new hires last year, according to a survey of member companies that the Marcellus Shale Coalition ...

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Help Wanted in China’s Energy Sector


Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy China’s race to meet rapidly rising energy demand is driving a scramble to find experienced talent to staff its booming energy sector. China is among the world’s top ten producers of oil and gas, and is the world’s largest coal producer, according to BP’s latest Statistical Review of World Energy. And an Energy Information Administration ...

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Nicholas K. Geranios | Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, ...

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