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Call for Abstracts Open for ASME 2021 Gas Turbine India

The ASME Gas Turbine India Virtual Conference is the must-attend event for turbomachinery professionals. Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this virtual event to exchange ideas on research, development and best practices on gas turbines and allied areas. Abstracts must be submitted by May 10, 2021, in one of the following tracks: Additive and Advanced Manufacturing; Analytics and Digital Solutions; Combustion, Fuels, and Emission; Compressors, Fans, and Pumps; Emerging Technologies; GT Auxiliary System; GT Operation and Maintenance; Heat Transfer; Renewable Energy; Structure and Dynamics; Turbines.

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Special Journal Issue Honors the Life and Achievements of Professor Kirti Ghia
The ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on the topic “Fluids Engineering Research in Honor of the Life and Achievements of Professor Kirti Ghia – A Pioneer in Computational Fluid Dynamics.”
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President Biden Announces $2.25 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
President Biden has announced a four-part, eight-year plan that includes $621 billion for transportation and $650 billion for initiatives tied to improving public safety and accessibility to essential services, such as clean water and high-speed broadband investment. The proposal also includes $580 billion for strengthening American manufacturing, $180 billion of which is proposed as investment in non-defense research and development.
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Unconscious Bias Explored in Newly Launched DE&I Podcast
This month, ASME released the first episode of a new podcast devoted to the themes of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The inaugural episode is co-hosted by Kushi Sellahennedige, chair of ASME’s Boston Section, and Oliver Martinez, S&C project engineer, and explores the topic of “Unconscious Bias,” focusing on what it is, how it can affect decisions without the decision-maker even knowing it, and how it can impinge on your long-term success.   
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Examines Texas Power Grid Failure
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations recently held a hearing titled, “Power Struggle: Examining the 2021 Texas Grid Failure.” The hearing delved into the causes and consequences of the crisis, which killed over 100 Texans and impacted commerce, municipal water systems, medical infrastructure, and more than 4.5 million electricity customers across the state.
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