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April 16, 2009

New Books in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

We have some of the new books available online or at Walter Library that may interested students, faculty, and staff in Aerospace Engineering. You can always find complete lists of new books on our website.

Historical dictionary of aviation : from earliest times to the present day.
Stroud, U.K. : History Press , 2008.
vii, 344 p. ; 25 cm.
TL509.W73 2008
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Introduction to modern navigation systems
Norwood Mass. : Books24x7.com , 2005.
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Lighter than air : an illustrated history of balloons and airships
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ; , 2009.
191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
TL605.C76 2009
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The Space Shuttle Program : how NASA lost its way
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co. , 2008.
viii, 346 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
TL867.G65 2008
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April 14, 2009

Scimagine! 2009: Solar House

SCImagine! 2009:

Solar House on the Prairie


UMN Solar House Decathlon Team


Over 150 students in 10 teams from all over campus working to build one house completely powered by the sun! Come learn about their innovation!


Free, open to the public 101 Walter Library University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Friday, May 8th, 2009
3:00-4:30 p.m.

What's a Solar House Decathlon?

(Picture of a Solar House team working on a system design.)

Solar House group web site: http://www.solardecathlon.umn.edu/

One of 20 international teams invited to compete in Washington D.C. , this group is developing a house that relies only on solar power that is tailored to the Minnesota climate.

The team is broken down into 10 departments focusing on architecture, communications, commissioning, construction, marketing, interior design, logistics, procurement, solar integration, and structural engineering.

What is SCImagine!?
SCImagine emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring, the Library showcases University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.