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Engineering Resources

This page contains a variety of links to pages with useful engineering or college search information. This page is designed as a resource for current or prospective Biosystems Engineering students. The information is grouped by specialty, with the Table of Contents located below. Please forward any useful links that you find helpful.

Agriculture & Biosystem Links

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American Society of Agricultural and Biological EngineersStandards, Membership InformationThe homepage for the Society for engineering in agricultural, food, and biological systems. The student section contains scholarship information and links to all student branch homepages.
ASABE Student Awards, Competitions & ScholarshipsStandards, Membership InformationThis page provides a listing of ASABE Student Awards, Competitions & Scholarships
Academic Programs in Biosystems and Agricultural EngineeringLinksThis page provides a listing of ASABE Student Engineering Branches
ASABE Career Resources/PE LicensureLinksThis page provides a listing of ASABE career resources.
McNally Charts & Graphs for PumpsFluid flow technical dataA variety of information about pipe sizes, water properties, friction loss data, etc.

Bioprocessing/Chemical/Food Engineering Links

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Periodic Table of the Elements @ Los Alamos LaboratoryPeriodic Table, Element InformationAn interactive periodic table with links to more information about each of the elements. Information includes atomic weight, properties, and uses.
WebElements – Scholar Edition Periodic TablePeriodic Table, TECHNICAL element informationAnother interactive periodic table, this one has an abundance of technical data on each element, including density, melting point, enthalpies, radius info, uses, resistivities, and online movies!
The Chemical Engineer’s Resource PageLinks, Property Information for ChemicalsLots of information about fluid flow and chemical properties, plus MANY good links.
Food Engineering OnlineInformation linksInformation on a variety of food engineering topics.
Understanding the Psychrometric ChartExplanation of the chartAn explanation of the properties expressed in the chart with examples & why it is usefulness.

Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering Links

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Electrical Engineering TUTORIALS on the WebElectronics tutorialsA variety of tutorials on subjects including general electronics, operational amplifiers, communications, batteries, and power conversion.
Sensors MagazineSensor informationOnline version of Sensors, including archived articles and advertisements about sensor & instrumentation technology.

Environmental/Soil & Water Engineering Links

LINKCONTENTDESCRIPTION
ASABE Student Awards, Competitions & ScholarshipsLinksThis page provides a listing of ASABE Student Awards, Competitions & Scholarships
Ground Water Atlas of the United StatesMaps, InformationOnline version of the USGS Ground Water Atlas
Soil Information for Environmental Modeling and Ecosystem ManagementSoil maps, climates & dateVariety of information about US, intended for non-soil scientists. Still missing lots of data.
McNally Charts & Graphs for Pumps Fluid flow technical data A variety of information about pipe sizes, water properties, friction loss data, etc.

Material Properties Links

LINKCONTENTDESCRIPTION
efunda Materials HomepageMaterial propsA great site with crucial engineering information (mechanical, thermal, & physical data) on the major metals and some polymers.
MatWebPhysical, Mechanical & Thermal dataMatWeb, the materials information database with data on 23, 811 materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. So comprehensive it is sometimes hard to find stuff.
Basic Machine Tool Safety and UseMetal fabricationThis page describes the safe operation of a lathe and a mill to make simple objects.
Companies for Materials Science and EngineeringMaterial supplier linksLinks to a variety of materials suppliers, grouped by type of material.
Materials science and engineering information gatewaysMaterial supplier linksThe Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining global network for professionals in the materials cycle.

Power & Machinery/Mechanical Engineering Links

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efundaDesign, Material props, Process information, constantsAn expansive online engineering resource with tons of valuable information. Online calculators, material data, design center, math refreshers, etc.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological EngineersStandards, Membership informationThe homepage for the Society for engineering in agricultural, food, and biological systems. Some online standards for equipment design.
Society of Automotive EngineersStandardsStandards information for mobile equipment design. Most of the standards must be purchased.
Basic Machine Tool Safety and Use Metal fabrication This page describes the safe operation of a lathe and a mill to make simple objects.

High School Students – Science Fairs & Contests

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Intel Science & Engineering FairRules, Information, Past ProjectsEach year, approximately 7 million high schools students develop original research project and present their work at local science competitions.
Intel Science Talent SearchRules, Past winners, InformationThe nation’s oldest and most highly-regarded science competition for over 70 years.
Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering FairInformationThe Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair is the premier science competition for students and middle and high school in our 23-county service area of East Tennessee. We have promoted teaching the scientific method in science, engineering and math since 1952.
Science OlympiadInformationThe Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions, held on regional, state, and national levels that consist of a series of individual and team events which students prepare for during the year.

Conversions – Online Calculators

LINKCONTENTDESCRIPTION
Online Unit ConverterUnit conversionSelect a property, the units you would like to convert from & to, and this calculator will do the conversion for you!
efunda Unit ConverterUnit conversionSelect a property, the units you would like to convert from, and the calculator will calculate all the conversion possibilities.
efunda Online CalculatorsEngineering, financial & other calculatorsA great collection of online calculators, including financial, hardness, friction factor, Reynolds #, stress calculations, and a host of others.
Universal Constants (National Institute of Standards & Technology)Physical constantsInternationally recommended values of the fundamental physical constants.