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Info concerning Portland State University technical writing, registering for elective courses, and taking free tests online. Which college degrees give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? If you complete the technical writing program, for example, there are a variety of specializations that may appeal to you such as biotechnology, scientific writing, or mechanical engineering. Further, due to advances in engineering technology, there is a growing shortage of technical writing program graduates, and skilled engineering technicians in general.

Nanotechnology is helping to revolutionize many technology and industry sectors, including materials science, renewable energy, biomedical technology, 3D printing and robotics manufacturing. At its most basic, nanotech relies on tailoring the structure of materials at an atomic or molecular scale, to achieve specific properties. Using nanotechnology, new materials can be fabricated that are stronger, lighter, and better electrical conductors, among other properties.

When particle sizes of solid matter in the visible scale are compared to what can be seen in a regular optical microscope, there is little difference in the properties of the particles. But when particles are created with dimensions of about 1–100 nanometers, the materials’ properties change significantly from those at larger scales. This is the size scale where quantum effects rule behavior and physical properties. Thus, when particle size is made to be nanoscale, properties such as melting point, fluorescence, electrical conductivity, magnetic permeability, and chemical reactivity change as a function of the size of the particle.


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Solar Cell Technology

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads public research in innovative solar power technologies. Photovoltaic arrays, or PV for short, harness the sun?s power and turn it into electricity. When the sun shines onto a solar panel, photons are absorbed by the cells in the panel, which creates an electric field across the layers. Photovoltaic arrays must be mounted on a stable, durable structure that tilts the PV array at a fixed angle determined by the local latitude. To obtain the highest annual energy output, modules in the northern hemisphere are pointed due south and inclined at an angle equal to the local latitude. Alternatively, automatic mechanisms may be installed to move panels to track the sun across the sky, which provides more energy and a higher return on investment (ROI). Inverters are used to convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by solar photovoltaic modules into alternating current (AC). Finally, large batteries allow for the storage of solar photovoltaic energy when bad weather blocks sunlight from reaching the photovoltaic panels.

Organic PV, or OPV, cells are composed of carbon-rich polymers and can be tailored to enhance a specific function of the cell, such as sensitivity to a certain type of light. This technology has the theoretical potential to provide electricity at a lower cost than silicon or thin-film technologies. Concentration PV, also known as CPV, focuses sunlight onto a solar cell by using a mirror or lens. By focusing sunlight onto a small area, less PV material is required. This technology uses mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat, which can then be used to produce electricity.

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University of Portland
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Multnomah University
    Portland, OR
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Reed College
    Portland, OR
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Portland State University
    Portland, OR
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University of Western States
    Portland, OR
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Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
    Portland, OR
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Pacific Northwest College of Art
    Portland, OR
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Portland Community College
    Portland, OR
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Willamette University
    Salem, OR
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University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR
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Linn Benton Community College
    Albany, OR
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Oregon Institute of Technology
    Klamath Falls, OR
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Klamath Community College
    Klamath Falls, OR
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Oregon Coast Community College
    Newport, OR
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Oregon State University
    Corvallis, OR
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Linfield College
    McMinnville, OR
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Clackamas Community College
    Oregon City, OR
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Western Oregon University
    Monmouth, OR
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Southern Oregon University
    Ashland, OR
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Engineering Job Listings

The Fundamentals of Engineering exam should be taken immediately after earning a bachelors degree from an ABET-accredited program. Engineers who pass this exam are called engineers in training (EIT), or engineer interns. After meeting work experience requirements, engineer interns can attempt a second certifying exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam. Thereafter, acquisition of a professional engineering license enables management of junior engineers, the ability to sign off on engineering projects, and provide services directly to the public. Wages vary by employer and location. Aside from salary, most engineering jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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