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BME 333T - Engineering Communication

Exploring Topics

Exploring Topics When Time is Short

For the Grand Challenge topics, look carefully at the website:

NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering

  • On the right-hand side, of each of the challenges, there are news stories related to the topic
  • Notice the references at the end of each challenge --- a few have links to the text.  To find text for others, paste the article title in the "Big Box" on the library homepage.


Browse current-awareness engineering and tech magazines, for example:


Browse these library databases:

  • CQ Researcher - explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.  
    • Recent examples include: Protecting the Power Grid, Modernizing the Nuclear Arsenal, Drinking Water Safety, Solar Energy Controversies, Fighting Cancer, Synthetic Biology (2014), Pandemic Threat, New Space Race, and Video Games and Learning.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context  
    • Browse topics on Health and Medicine; Energy and Environmentalism; and Science, Technology and Ethics, and more.

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