Martindale’s Calculators On-Line Center: This site provides links to online calculators, applets, spreadsheets and in some cases other types of resources such as courses, lectures, manuals, handbooks, textbooks, simulations, animations, videos, etc. covering a wide range of subjects including engineering. The resources on the engineering page can be browsed by category and cover a broad range of engineering topics including the major engineering disciplines.
The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Program: With much so much information available in a digital format only the preservation of this unique information for future user has become an important issue. Digital preservation can be defined as the active management of digital content over time to provide ongoing access to the digital content. The National Digital information Infrastructure and Preservation Program was created to implement a national strategy to collect, preserve and make accessible important digital content, in particular information that exists in digital form only. One of the important features of this web site is the Digital Preservation Tool Showcase which allows users to preview selected digital preservation tools.
The Computer History Museum was founded in 1996 and is located in Mountain View, California. Their mission is to preserve and present the history of the Information age. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of computing artifacts including computer hardware, software, documentation, and photographs. It has also created a number of online exhibits: http://www.computerhistory.org/exhibits/ .
Engineers Without Boarders - USA was incorporated in 2002 and now has more than 12,000 members with over 250 chapters. Members include students and professionals from engineering, public health, anthropology and business. They are currently involved in 350 projects in 45 countries. Their mission is to support community-driven development programs by working with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects worldwide.
The Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative (SBC) is a group of organizations that advocates for the increased use of bio-based materials and products. They support the move from petroleum based materials and products to materials and products derived from plants. They also promote sustainability standards, practical tools, and effective policies to support emerging markets for these materials and products. An example of one of their initiatives is the creation of purchasing specifications for compostable bio- based food service ware.
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