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Earl Gregg Swem Library

STEMGradStudents.science.gov

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://stemgradstudents.science.gov/

Subtitled: Your gateway to federal opportunities for graduate students.  Identifies education and training opportunities in the federal government for graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.  From Science.gov and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

STEMUndergrads.science.gov

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://stemundergrads.science.gov/

Subtitled: Your gateway to federal opportunities for undergraduate students.  Identifies education and training opportunities in the federal government for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.  From Science.gov and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf—Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

http://www.bsee.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/final-well-control-rule/

Text of 500+ page final rule relating to the risk of offshore oil or gas blowouts such as the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.  The final rule covers all aspects of well control, including design requirements and operational procedures for well control equipment used in offshore oil and gas drilling operations.  From the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of the Interior Department

 

Well Control Final Rule Fact Sheet

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/FACT%20SHEET-%20Well%20Control%20Final%20Rule%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Lists the major requirements in a final regulation designed to correct the problems that led to the Deep Water Horizon tragedy.  From the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement of the Interior Department

 

Benefits of Competition and Indicators of Market Power

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/20160414_cea_competition_issue_brief.pdf

Describes ways in which competition between business firms can create benefits for consumers and the economy and how those benefits are threatened when competition is impaired by business or government action.  Part of the Obama Administration’s initiative against anti-competitive behavior.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6514a1.htm?s_cid=mm6514a1_w

Reports that overall tobacco use by middle and high school students has not changed from 2011 to 2015.  4.7 million students were reported as current users in 2015.  Also reports on types of tobacco products used with e-cigarettes as the most widely used.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Projections of Education Statistics to 2023

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015073.pdf

Covers statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level, and enrollment, earned degrees conferred, and expenditures of institutions of higher education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Highway Bridge Conditions: Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44459.pdf

In 2015 10% of U.S. bridges were classified as structurally deficient and another 14% were functionally obsolete.  This report suggests that things aren’t as bad as they seem; most of the deficient bridges are in rural, lightly-traveled areas, and bridge conditions have improved in recent years.  Raises the issue of priority between bridge and roadway repairs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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