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Pump Systems Matter announces upcoming management briefing.

June 4, 2012

Slated for June 20, 2012, PSM's management briefing will address pump systems performance and impact on bottom lines. Webinar is intended for individuals involved in making decisions for pumping system improvement opportunities and purchasing. Taught by William Livoti of GIW Industries, session will cover cost savings identified from pump system assessments; why energy costs are rising; efficiency and optimization; total cost of system ownership; and real case studies. Read More

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Cybersecurity Center to host kickoff workshop.

June 4, 2012

On June 26, 2012, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will host workshop to introduce center, which will bring together experts from industry, government, and academia to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address real-world needs of complex IT systems. Attendees will learn about center's public-private structure and will have chance to provide input on possible "use case" analyses that are expected to form central focus of center's collaborative efforts. Read More

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Academic, Tech Transfer Communities features at 2012 BIO convention.

June 1, 2012

To highlight role of academia in advancement of biotechnology field, 2012 BIO International Convention (June 18-21 in Boston, MA) will feature BIO Academic Park and the Translational Research Forum. BIO Academic Park will, according to Program Co-Chair Dr. Abigail Barrow, provide opportunity to connect or establish tighter link between academic, industry representatives, and investors. Attendees will also be able to meet with Tech Transfer office representatives. Read More

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IPC Midwest to focus on working smarter to increase reliability.

June 1, 2012

Taking place August 22-23, 2012 in Schaumburg, IL, IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition(TM) will highlight advances in assembly materials, assembly processes, and reliability testing to help address challenges in manufacturing defect-free, quality electronics. In addition to others, sessions will address such specific topics as Bottom Termination Components (BTCs), assembly coatings and alternatives, reliability testing, and processing for solder related materials. Read More

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Hall of Fame Nominations honor off-road industry innovators.

June 1, 2012

AEM has announced 2012 AEM Hall of Fame program honors individuals who have invented, built, and led off-road equipment industry. By highlighting industry progress, program also promotes greater public understanding and appreciation of importance of off-road equipment industry as applied to global economic and social prosperity. Nearly 40 industry leaders have been inducted into Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993, and online nominations will open in June. Read More

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Joe Robbins receives ASTM Award of Merit.

June 1, 2012

Joe S. Robbins III, CEO of Arizona Desert Testing LLC, has received ASTM's Award of Merit from Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability. A member of ASTM since 1984, Robbins is current chairman of G03. In 1998, he co-founded Arizona Desert Testing LLC, a materials testing laboratory that specializes in accelerated and outdoor weathering services. Prior to that, he held various engineering roles at DSET Laboratories Inc., including chief engineer, manager of weathering division, and president. Read More

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Demand for Industrial Control Equipment is increasing.

June 1, 2012

Standing 12% above last year's level and 52% above that of mid-2009, NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index increased 11.3% on quarter-to-quarter basis during first 3 months of 2012. Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index, during 1Q 2012, rose 9.9% from Q4 2011 level and 9.5% year-over-year. Also, manufacturing sector experienced surge of activity in 1Q 2012, marked by 10.4% annualized increase in industrial production for manufactured goods. Read More

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STEM Measurement Workshop features keynote by Richard Freeman.

June 1, 2012

Labor economist Dr. Richard Freeman will liken new way of measuring innovation to GDP during his keynote address at STEM measurement workshop in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 2012. Measurement is designed to determine impact and effectiveness of all public, private, and academic money spent on research and development in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) area. Workshop sessions will focus on funding, workforce, output measures/indicators, and policy implications. Read More