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Leading the News

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Georgia Engineering Program Appealing To Student Athletes

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports on Prof. David Gattie, who teaches at the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering. He “is the engineering school’s liaison to UGA’s athletic department. It’s not an official title but, more often than not, it is with Gattie that prospects for athletic grants-in-aid meet while they are being recruited by the Bulldogs.” The Journal-Constitution says “it’s his job to let them know that Georgia not only has an engineering school, but an exceptionally good one at that.” Gattie said, “We’ve got football players in the program and a lot of other athletes over here that go through the engineering program. ... We graduated a couple of years ago our first softball player with an undergraduate degree in biological engineering, and (softball player Samantha LaZear) went on to get her masters in engineering. We had a soccer player graduate not long ago.”

Higher Education

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OSU Telescope Network Aids NASA

The Columbus (OH) Daily Reporter Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that “not so long ago, in a galaxy some 375 million light years away, Ohio State University scientists were able to catch an astronomical phenomenon of grand proportions via NASA satellite – a black hole ripping a star to shreds.” The tidal disruption event “was captured as a result of a worldwide network of robotic telescopes headquartered at Ohio State tracking the progress of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS.” Patrick Vallely, a co-author of the study and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Ohio State, said: “We’ve been closely monitoring the regions of the sky where TESS is observing with our All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) telescopes, but we were very lucky with this event in that the patch of the sky where TESS is continuously observing is small, and in that this happened to be one of the brightest tidal disruption events we’ve seen.”

From ASEE

Editor-in-Chief Search for Advances in Engineering Education
ASEE is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Editor‐in‐Chief for the journal Advances in Engineering Education. The anticipated start date for this volunteer position is July 1, 2020, with applications due this fall. Learn more here.
 

Engineering Technology Leaders Institute
“Engineering Technology: Connecting, Building & Maintaining Relationships” is the theme of this year's meeting, October 10-11, in Alexandria, VA.  The meeting convenes engineering technology educators, industry leaders, and government officials. Learn more.  

 

Global Developments

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EU Trade Chief: EU Considering All Options On Plane Subsidies

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Blenkinsop) reports that “the European Union is considering all possible responses to tariffs the United States may impose this month in a two-way dispute over aircraft subsidies, the EU trade chief said on Tuesday.” EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said, “We are exploring all kinds of areas where we could react, but until and if the American tariffs kick in we are prioritizing a negotiated solution.” She added, “The EU will not do something that is not compliant with the WTO.”

        Bloomberg Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that “European Union officials appeared to lose hope of dodging additional punitive U.S. tariffs, as the bloc’s calls for a negotiated settlement over aircraft subsidies have gone unanswered by President Donald Trump’s administration.” Malmstrom “said...that any response would be compliant with WTO rules.”

WTO Cuts Global Growth Forecast, With US-China Trade War Cited As Headwind

The New York Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Goodman) reports that “as...Trump intensifies his trade war with China, and as factories slow in major industrial nations, world commerce has deteriorated rapidly in recent months, a perilous development that threatens the global economy with a pronounced downturn.” According to the Times, “A global recession remains unlikely, even as growth slows, most economists say. But the dangers are clearly mounting, threatening to spread from the factory floor to households in many major economies.” The Times reports that the World Trade Organization yesterday “slashed its forecast for trade growth for this year and next.” According to the WTO, “world trade in merchandise is now expected to expand by only 1.2 percent during 2019, in what would be the weakest year since 2009.”

        The Washington Post Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Siegel) reports the 1.2 percent growth forecast is “markedly slower than the 2.6 percent forecast in April.” The Post adds, “For 2020, the forecast estimates 2.7 percent growth instead of 3 percent.” According to the Post, “The year-long dispute between the United States and China has compelled American businesses to scale back investing amid the uncertainty wrought by Trump’s at-times-contradictory trade policies.” The Post says the WTO “further warned that additional rounds of tariffs – and retaliation against those levies – ‘could produce a destructive cycle of recrimination.’” Bloomberg Share
to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that UBS economists “reckon global growth is tracking just 2.3% at the moment, almost a percentage point less than at the start of the third quarter,” while “those at Danske Bank are warning there is a 30% chance of a global recession in the next two years.”

Industry News

Tesla Buys Computer-Vision Firm DeepScale

CNBC Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Kolodny) reports Tesla is acquiring computer-vision company DeepScale “that could help it develop fully driverless vehicles.” According to CNBC, “DeepScale’s technology was designed to help automakers use low-wattage processors, which are standard in most cars, to power very accurate computer vision. These processors work with sensors, mapping, planning and control systems, to allow cars to make sense of what’s going on around them.” Business Insider Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Matousek) reports “Tesla’s attempt to develop autonomous-driving technology relies heavily on cameras, because the electric-car maker is not using the lidar sensors most of its rivals include in their autonomous-driving hardware suites.” Tesla “is betting that if its cars can see and perceive their surroundings quickly and accurately enough, they won’t need lidar.”

        Engadget Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports while the deal hasn’t officially been confirmed, “DeepScale chief Forrest Iandola stated on LinkedIn that he joined Tesla’s Autopilot team ‘this week,’ and that he was working on autonomous driving.”

        TechCrunch Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Korosec) reports DeepScale “appears to be part of” Tesla’s plan to “launch an autonomous ride-sharing network by 2020. ... The acquisition also brings much needed talent to Tesla’s Autopilot team, which has suffered from a number of departures in the past year, The Information reported in July.”

UBS Report Says 5G Adoption Will Be More Gradual Than 4G

Investor’s Business Daily Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (9/30, Krause) reports, “The best near-term moneymaker globally for 5G wireless networks lies in providing fixed broadband services to homes, says a report from brokerage UBS.” In a report which “analyzed potential 5G revenue from the Internet of Things, private business communications, autonomous cars and other applications,” UBS said that “the most meaningful monetization opportunity for telcos in the near-term is the use of 5G as a fixed broadband substitute.” UBS also expects “5G networks to cover 50% to 60% of the global population in five years and 5G subscribers to reach 18% of the global mobile base over the same time. ... This implies a slower take-up of 5G vs 4G.”

Ryanair To Ask Boeing To Absorb Any EU Tariffs

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Hepher, Humphries) reports that Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary “on Tuesday urged the United States and European Union to pull back from a tariff war over aircraft subsidies and said he would ask Boeing to ‘eat’ any counter-tariffs imposed on the U.S. firm by the EU.” Said O’Leary, “The U.S. can’t afford to have a trade war.” He added, “Boeing is one of its biggest manufacturers and biggest exporters, but something needs to be resolved so I think like most airlines we sit there and hope common sense will prevail at the end of the day, but we don’t know how it plays out.”

        Ryanair Awaiting Aircraft Cycle Changes Before More Orders. Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that “Ryanair will wait until the next turn of the cycle before it can place an order for more Boeing or Airbus jets at cheaper prices, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday.” He added, “I think we have to wait for the next turn in the cycle.”

        Ryanair Expecting March 2020 MAX Return To Avoid Further Cuts. Aviation Week Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that “O’Leary is expecting the Boeing 737 MAX to return to European service in early 2020, although the LCC’s current contingency plan will hold until the end of February.”

UAW Rejects GM Offer; Automaker Idles Mexico Plant

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Shepardson) reports the United Auto Workers union said a new offer made by General Motors late Monday “to end a two-week-old strike was not acceptable and said it had made a new counterproposal. UAW vice president Terry Dittes said in a letter to members ‘there are many important issues that remain unresolved.’” The Detroit News Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Hall) reports, “GM issued a statement after the letter was released stating: ‘We continue to negotiate and exchange proposals, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that builds a stronger future for our employees and our company.’” The New York Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Boudette) also covers the rejection.

        JP Morgan: Strike Has Cost GM $1B So Far. The AP Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports JP Morgan analyst Ryan Brinkman on Tuesday estimated that the strike has cost GM just over $1 billion thus far. GM’s “losses mount each week the strike continues, costing about $480 million in the first week and another $575 million in the second, Brinkman wrote in an investor note. The company is losing $82 million per day, he calculated.”

        Business Insider Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Rapier) reports Brinkman said in a note to clients, “GM continues to lose on a daily basis as the strike wears on. We estimate the to-date and 3Q impact at ~$1,137 mn (~$480 mn Week 1 cost + ~$575 mn Week 2 cost + ~$82 mn cost for the first day, on September 30, of the strike’s third week).” He added, “GM likely has some ability to recover a portion of these lost profits by shifting production from 3Q into 4Q,” though “the automaker will also likely be limited in its ability to add production for vehicles already in high demand or in launch mode (such as its high profit full-size “heavy duty” pickup trucks).”

        TechCrunch Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Korosec) also reports on Brickman’s research note.

FAA, EASA Approval Granted For Embraer Praetor 500

Aviation Week Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that “Embraer has received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of its new Praetor 500 midsize business jet, following approval by Brazil’s regulatory agency in August.”

        Aviation International News Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1) reports that “the certifications follow the trio of approvals granted last spring to the aircraft’s longer-range, stretched sibling the Praetor 600.”


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Engineering and Public Policy

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Miller: H-1B Visa Overhaul Won’t Pass “Anytime Soon”

In an interview published online by Fox Business Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Perry), White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller “sits down with FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs to discuss immigration and H-1B visas.” Referencing SB 386, the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019,” Miller said the legislation addressing H-1B visas will be passed by the Senate “anytime soon.” Miller told Dobbs, “The administration has made clear that our view on [H-1B visas] is that you cannot displace or replace American workers,” adding that President Trump “has taken unprecedented action in the immigration space to do exactly that, including most recently with the public charge regulation to keep newcomers from taking advantage of our welfare system.”

Elementary/Secondary Education

Students Learn To Create Programs On BBC micro: bit

Forbes Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/1, Morales) reports on “Discovery ChalleNGe Academy, an alternative high school education partnership by the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) and the California National Guard,” in which students “are happily running programs they have just created using a graphic interface on the BBC micro: bit, a $20, business-card-size microcomputer that can power robots, games, musical instruments, and more.” Instructor Ties van de Ven said, “Most kids can figure out micro: bit on their own.” One student said, “It’s amazing. I didn’t know you could do these types of things.” She had “never programmed before.”

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