October 2012

University of Toronto to Raise $200 Million for Engineering

by The Burns & McDonnell Team October 31, 2012

There’s no denying that the engineering industry continues to evolve quickly — and to keep pace with technology, innovation and other pertinent factors, the University of Toronto is in the midst of a $200 million campaign designed to “nurture a new generation of engineers,” according to the university. The campaign kicked off in mid-September with […]

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Energy Department Map Shows Energy Consumption Per Person

by The Burns & McDonnell Team October 30, 2012

There’s no denying that energy is a perpetually important topic, regardless of whether you’re talking about energy sources, use, efficiency or sustainability. And although it’s generally easy to think of energy in broad terms, individual energy consumption is equally fascinating — and that’s where the Department of Energy comes in. Part of the Energy Department’s […]

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Check Out WaterFire Kansas City This Weekend

by The Burns & McDonnell Team October 26, 2012

The team at Burns & McDonnell is psyched to be a presenting sponsor for this year’s WaterFire Kansas City, an amazing art installation that uses music, water and fire to create a magical sensory experience. This free event takes place in Kansas City this Saturday, Oct. 27 on the banks of Brush Creek, located just south of […]

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Young Engineers Hold Keys to the Grid of the Future

by Guest October 26, 2012

The advent of electric energy and its delivery to users has been called the greatest technological achievement of the 20th century. Think about it: Technology today is nothing short of fascinating. Mobile devices are ubiquitous — cell phones, smart phones, tablets, iPods. From these small devices with incredible computing power to laptop computers that can […]

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Burns & McDonnell Opens Smart Grid Lab at K-State

by The Burns & McDonnell Team October 23, 2012

Smart Grid technology isn’t only a topic of interest to professional engineers; it’s an important concept for engineering students, too. A new Smart Grid laboratory at Kansas State University will give engineering students a state-of-the-art facility in which to conduct research and lab work, building on the university’s already strong academic and research programs in […]

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