Saving on Required College Textbooks

How to save guide

books_textbook-tile_140x140._V347810316_Philadelphia PA, USA  –  “Ways to save on hefty college texts” by CAROLYN BIGDA, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Published Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:09 AM in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


“Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students and parents that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks.”

She also points out:

“Because of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, publishers are now required to inform college faculty about substantial changes to a book’s content, along with price.

“And schools must list a book’s price and International Standard Book Number (IBSN) in course-registration materials.”.

She describes then three ways to really save, and names some websites that can help by more than 60%!

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Ground based remote sensing course

SPECTRAL EVOLUTION at the 34th EARsel Symposium EARsel & ISPRS Young Scientist Days.

spectral_evolution_logoLawrence MA, USA – At the 34th EARsel Symposium, EARsel and ISPRS Young Scientist Days in Warsaw Poland, SPECTRAL EVOLUTION had the opportunity to make a presentation on using a spectroradiometer for ground based remote sensing applications.

Nate Bloomingdale, technical specialist for SPECTRAL EVOLUTION, discussed the need for ground based remote sensing in various applications such as vegetation studies, forest canopy research, and more.

It included a hands-on demonstration of how to use a PSR-3500 spectroradiometer in remote sensing field applications. Time was also allotted for a review of specific areas of research. The course concluded with a far ranging question and answer session. Continue reading

The A3 Sets Membership Record

RIA, AIA and MCA Membership at Highest Levels Ever

A3_Logo_300Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – – The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging and Motion Control Association (MCA), announced that its three associations have reached all time highs for membership.

As of the end of July, RIA now has 334 company members, AIA is also at 334 members and MCA consists of 111 members. Continue reading