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NREL Employee Wendy Dafoe awarded for long-term commitment.

August 21, 2014

Wendy Dafoe began work as temp at NREL in 1994 on what was to become Energy Department's Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). After 20 years, Dafoe is still there but in full-time capacity as senior project leader. Dafoe works closely with Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy staff to advance Clean Cities mission. In June, Energy Department gave Dafoe an award at Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for her long-lasting commitment. Read More

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EPA announces supplemental $11 million for Brownfields sites.

August 21, 2014

EPA announced $11 million in supplemental funding to help clean up contaminated Brownfields properties. Revolving Loan Funds will help 31 grantees carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects, which are expected to create more than 700 jobs and leverage over $57 million, while utilizing unique financing mechanisms and partnerships to protect people’s health and the environment. Grants range from about $200,000 to $500,000 with average award of $350,000. Read More

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Iwaki America and HI enter mutual Training Partner Agreement.

August 21, 2014

Training Partner Agreement between Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Iwaki America Incorporated lets both organizations leverage co-branded educational and training programs for pump end-users, distributors, and engineering consulting firms. Both companies will sponsor technical webinars and e-learning courses on pump topics as well as host Pump Systems Optimization course to the pump end-user marketplace. Iwaki America, Inc will host HI's Pump Systems Optimization course on October 16, 2014. Read More

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SME introduces closed-caption manufacturing videos.

August 14, 2014

SME has launched a solution for the hearing impaired with closed-caption educational videos, available at sme.org/cctitles. Educators can leverage closed-caption programs to maximize classroom time instead of lecturing on how process is performed. After viewing videos, students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world, advanced manufacturing environment. Programs are also beneficial when students are in an environment where audio is not available. Read More

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White House Council and EPA honor students and teachers.

August 14, 2014

White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with EPA, announced winners of annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award, recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education. Awardees demonstrate creativity, innovation, leadership, and passion for community engagement needed to face difficult environmental challenges. Read More

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Teresa Rowe Joins IPC as director of assembly and standards.

August 14, 2014

Teresa Rowe has joined IPC staff as director of assembly and standards technology. She will direct and manage development of standards for electronics assembly materials and processes. Additional responsibilities will include supporting committee chairmen, developing working drafts, balloting standards, addressing comment resolution, and overseeing the publication of electronics assembly documents. Rowe has 25+ years of experience in quality assurance, engineering and management positions. Read More

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LIA's Medical LSO Courses will feature laser demonstrations.

August 14, 2014

Laser demonstrations at LIA's Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO) training courses provide students with first-hand experience with lasers in operating room. Made possible via partnership with surgical equipment provider Universal Hospital Services (UHS) Surgical Services, this improvement upon Advanced MLSO course involves hands-on skills validation training: suiting up and firing laser in tissue (meat and potatoes) and talking about laser systems and different delivery systems. Read More

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CEA issues call for entries for 2015 CES Innovation Awards.

August 13, 2014

CEA® announced that entries for the 2015 CES Innovation Awards will be accepted through Sept 15, 2014. Annual Innovation Awards competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories. Program includes a new category for 2015: Safe Driving, dedicated to products and services that allow consumers to make responsible decisions behind the wheel by limiting distraction, improving safety, and integrating technology to enhance the driving experience. Read More