I was showing a couple of students today some of the neat information Wolfram|Alpha can generate. Try construction and see what information you can find. Try an individual company like Bechtel.
The 22nd Annual Construction Recognition Banquet will be held on Friday, 9 October 2009 at the Arizona State University Memorial Union. The event is from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Table sponsorship information will be available in mid-July.
This week NPR (Clash of the Ages)and The Wall Street Journal (Mind Your Blackberry) covered texting and generational perspectives of its relevance and use in the workplace. It reminded me of a discussion I had with a class this spring. During a lecture on etiquette one student explained that he was ostracized for typing on his phone during the weekly owner/contractor meeting. He was actually taking minutes for his boss, but the presence of the phone was suspect. My suggestion to the class was to get a travel-sized bluetooth keyboard and use your full set of hands. The boomers running the meeting will look at your activity as innovative rather than a distraction.
Student interns, don’t forget to register for CON 296 or CON 484 before the start of the 2nd summer session. The 2nd session starts 6 July. More information on the academic calendar and fee payment is available on the ASU Summer Session website at www.asu.edu/summer.