Other Outreach Programs Useful links Steps of the Research Process
Help with the research process:
- Hints from the CMU libarians for doing research
This page outlines the seven steps of a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps.
Information about energy and the environment:
- EIO-Life Cycle Analysis model
This site allows you to estimate the overall environmental impacts from producing a certain dollar amount of any of 500 commodities or services in the United States. It will provide rough guidance on the relative impacts of different types of products, materials, services, or industries with respect to resource use and emissions throughout the U.S.
- Construction Junction
At Construction Junction our mission is to support and promote conservation through the reuse of building materials. We strive to keep usable building materials out of the landfills and provide them to the community at very low cost. In this way, our mission has an environmental and social focus. Construction Junction specializes in used and surplus building materials.
- Solar Decathlon
The United States Department of Energy, sponsors of the Solar Decathlon, have selected a total of 20 collegiate teams from across the United States, Europe, and Canada to participate in the 2007 competition. The competition challenges teams to design and build a home that generates enough energy onsite from solar energy to power a household, home-based business and other related transportation needs. The team that compiles the most points over ten contests held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is declared the overall winner.
- Energy Information Administration - Energy Kid's Page
This site from the Energy Information Administration includes energy facts, classroom projects, games, and a history of energy. The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. Our mission is to provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
- Energy Information Administration - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government
The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. Our mission is to provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
- Student Resources for Reports on Energy
Students-here you'll find resources to help you write research papers and reports on energy, primarily on topics about energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. These pages are provided by the Department of Energy.
Girls and Engineering:
- Engineer Girl
The Engineer Girl website is part of the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Celebration of Women in Engineering project. This project tries to bring national attention to the opportunity that engineering represents to all people at any age, but particularly to women and girls. The Celebration is the first of several projects focusing on gender and diversity in the engineering workforce. The purpose of the NAE is to promote technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession.
- American Society for Engineering Education K-12 resources
The ASEE EngineeringK12 Center seeks to identify and gather in one place the most effective engineering education resources available to the K-12 community. It works to enhance achievement in pre-college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by promoting the effective application of engineering principles to K-12 curricula.