Applied Mechanics News

Saturday, April 15, 2006

AMN will link to blogs of individual mechanicians

As a further experiment to build the cyberinfrastructure of Applied Mechanics, Applied Mechanics News will link to blogs maintained by individual mechanicians. (A 2003 report of a NSF blue-ribbon advisory panel articulated the need for a cyberinfrasturture – both as a word and as a real entity – and estimated that sustained new NSF funding of 1 billion per year would be needed to establish an Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Program.)

As a part of the experiment, we’ll select each blog using the following criteria:
  • The blog is actively maintained by one or a group of mechanicians.
  • Entries of the blog are of interest to a large segment of the international community of Applied Mechanics.
  • The blog will reciprocate by linking to Applies Mechanics News.
The first two blogs that we’ve linked to are Modeling Place, maintained by Professor Rui Huang, of the University of Texas at Austin, and his group members; and R. Salgado’s Blog, maintained by Professor Rodrigo Salgado, of Purdue University. You can access the two blogs from the links in the sidebar of Applied Mechanics News. Please tell us of any other blogs we should link to.


  • Zhigang:

    Thanks for linking to our blog. Now I feel a little more pressure on posting anything there. The students are starting to contribute. I hope they won't realize that their posts may be read by many others and get scared away. Meanwhile I look forward to reading blogs from your group as well as other mechanicians.


    By Blogger Rui Huang, at 4/15/2006 1:06 PM  

  • Dear Rui:

    Take it easy. You guys are posting interesting entries. It's a great idea to get students involved. When many students in Applied Mechanics participate in building our community, they'll shape a better future for us all.



    By Blogger Zhigang Suo, at 4/15/2006 1:40 PM  

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