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CSBA Announces Board Leadership for 2015-2016 term.

June 22, 2015

As announced by BIO, Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) selected its Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2015–2016 term. Members include Russell Allen as CSBA Board Chair, Executive Committee; Nathan Tinker as CSBA Vice Chair, Executive Committee; and Bob Dayton as Past Chair, Executive Committee. Board members include Kristin Jones, Thomas Kowalski, April Giles, and Dennis McNannay. Russell Allen said he was "honored to chair this distinguished group." Read More

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Three Universities will help find new uses for toxics data.

June 22, 2015

EPA has selected academic partners for 2015 Toxics Release Inventory University Challenge, a project designed to increase public awareness and use of data on industrial releases of toxic chemicals. This year’s academic partners are the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Mercyhurst University. For more than 25 years, TRI Program has gathered data critical to helping communities make informed decisions about their environment. Read More

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ASC Membership Engagement Platform has been revamped, enhanced.

June 22, 2015

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) redesigned its primary member program access point, www.ascouncil.org, for stronger member engagement. In addition to responsive layout optimized for tablets/smartphones/PCs, features include support for real-time online ordering, online dues subscriptions and annual dues renewal, as well as user-selectable outbound communications preferences regarding ASC programs and services. Also featured, Vendor Select Tool lets members connect to downstream buyers. Read More

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Linda Lung recognized at National Science Bowl.

June 22, 2015

Linda Lung, Manager of NREL's Workforce Development and Education Programs, was recognized by Energy Department at conclusion of National Science Bowl in Washington DC for her involvement with Department-backed competition since its debut 25 years ago. Competition requires students to supply lightning-fast answers to questions in math, chemistry, physics, and biology. Five-member team from Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins won this year's Colorado competition. Read More

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BIO/Battelle Report explores benefits of industry-academic ties.

June 22, 2015

Released by BIO and Battelle's Technology Partnership Practice, "Advancing Translational Research for Biomedical Innovation: Measuring Industry-University Connections" highlights nature of industry-academic collaborations that bridge bioscience discoveries and delivery of innovative products to improve medical outcomes in patients. This report, according to BIO's Jim Greenwood, "demonstrates exactly how critical such collaborations are, and how quickly these ties are expanding." Read More

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AAMA Updated Specification addresses liquid-applied flashing.

June 19, 2015

AAMA has updated document specifying performance requirements for liquid applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seal around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. Minimum requirements for adhesive bond and accelerated aging were defined, reporting requirements were updated, and use of mortar slabs was replaced by anodized aluminum strips for water immersion testing. Read More

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NTSB presents safety seminar on instructional accidents.

June 19, 2015

On July 11, 2015, NTSB will present seminar highlighting lessons learned from investigations involving instructional accidents. NTSB has developed an understanding of when and how pilot training accidents are likely to occur, through its own investigations and through industry and government research identifying risks involved in solo and dual instructional flights. Seminar will explore causes of accidents, current efforts to prevent them, and resources available to pilots/flight instructors. Read More

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AASHTO Statements to Congress detail funding crisis.

June 19, 2015

Two key congressional committees received statements for the record detailing the critical condition of the Highway Trust Fund from John Cox, President of AASHTO and Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation. According to Cox, the Highway Trust Fund has provided stable, reliable, and substantial highway and transit funding for almost 60 years. Since 2008 however, almost $62 billion has been transferred from General Fund to Highway Trust Fund to keep it solvent. Read More

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Bioscience Economic Development Guide has been released by BIO.

June 19, 2015

Released by BIO at 2015 BIO International Convention, "Bioscience Economic Development in the States: Legislation and Job Creation Best Practices" represents bioscience industry's leading comprehensive analysis of state legislative and regulatory initiatives supporting economic development. Biennial report highlights economic development initiatives enacted in 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions focusing on key strategic building blocks for all phases of bioscience industry development. Read More

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BIO announces Everyday Superhero honorees.

June 19, 2015

The 2015 BIO International Convention announced top Honorees in association's Everyday Superhero contest, recognizing biotech leaders in the patient, industry, and academic communities whose accomplishments are helping those battling debilitating and chronic disease. Top honorees chosen from Patient/Patient Group, Pharma/Biotech, and University Research Institutions include Emily Whitehead, Bernard Muller, and Sanjay Balkrishna Jadhao, respectively. Read More

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ASABE requests input on baling twine standard revision.

June 19, 2015

ASABE has initiated project to revise ANSI/ASAE S315.4, Agricultural Baling Twine for Automatic Balers. Standard provides uniform polyolefin and sisal agricultural baler twine specifications to ensure satisfactory performance in round and square balers as well as adequate durability in normal storage and handling of baled forage and biomass materials. Revision adds larger packaging size category for large square baler twine and re-wording of description for knotters on large square baler. Read More

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NASA and DLR Partner for research into advanced aircraft.

June 18, 2015

Extending years of vital inter-agency cooperation, NASA and German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed agreements to work together to reduce aircraft noise and advance research into rotorcraft. First agreement pertains to researching methods for predicting aircraft system noise and establishing validation guidelines for comparison. Under second agreement, agencies will develop blade imaging technique that will allow study of airflow over helicopter blades while in flight. Read More

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NEMA publishes Supplement to ANSI/NEMA MW 1000.

June 18, 2015

NEMA has published Supplement to ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 Reference Requirements for Round Film-insulated Magnet Wire. Document offers quick way to reference most common performance requirements for film-insulated magnet wire, when MW 1000 general requirements and test procedures associated with those requirements are already known. It is continually developed and maintained to ensure that specifications and test procedures reflect evolving magnet wire end-user requirements. Read More

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U.S. and France sign Memorandum of Cooperation.

June 18, 2015

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta and French National Space Agency President Jean-Yves Le Gall have signed MOC to cooperate on research and development related to the safety of private sector orbital space launches and re-entry activities. Research-related, non-binding arrangement could pave the way for development of future arrangements between FAA and France related to regulation of suborbital reusable vehicles that can carry people and operation of launch sites known as spaceports. Read More

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NREL Engineers will help smart homes perform efficiently.

June 18, 2015

Dedicated team of engineers at NREL's Smart Power Laboratory in its Energy Systems Integration Facility are developing technologies that will help smart homes of the future perform efficiently and communicate effectively with electricity grid while optimizing occupants' comfort and convenience. Within its 5,300 sq ft, lab features 3 smart home test bays capable of evaluating variety of household appliances and systems, such as water heating and washer/dryer setups. Read More

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BIO elects new chair, officers, and board members.

June 18, 2015

BIO announces election of Ron Cohen, MD, President and CEO, Acorda Therapeutics, as new Chair of its Board of Directors for 2015-2016 term, and election of Deborah Dunsire, MD, President and CEO, FORUM Pharmaceuticals, as its new Board Secretary. BIO also announces re-election of Dan Junius, President and CEO, ImmunoGen, as Board Treasurer, and election of 19 Directors to serve on BIO’s Board Executive Committee. In addition, BIO welcomes 8 new members to its Board of Directors. Read More

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NREL Partnerships help grid accommodate more renewable energy.

June 18, 2015

NREL announces 5 new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams. Cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address challenge of enabling nation's electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy. NREL is managing the Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation and all teams will test their technologies in NREL's megawatt-scale Energy Systems Integration Facility. Read More

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Parsec Automation Corp. joins MESA as Gold Keystone Sponsor.

June 18, 2015

MESA International announced that Parsec Automation Corp., a leading application software developer in the field of manufacturing operations management and performance, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor. Parsec will join other industry leaders in supporting MESA's mission and contributing to the unified industry voice that is MESA. Read More

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ASTM Committee Presents Award of Merit to Dr. Bertand Morel.

June 17, 2015

ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle recognized Bertrand Morel, Ph.D., research and development deputy director at AREVA, with Award of Merit and honorary title of fellow. Specifically noted was Morel’s leadership and commitment to developing international specifications and test methods related to nuclear fuel. ASTM member since 1995, Morel is C26 second vice chairman, chairs Subcommittee C26.02, and has served on ASTM board of directors since 2014. Read More

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HI publishes guidebook on wastewater treatment plant pumps.

June 17, 2015

Hydraulic Institute's Wastewater Treatment Plant Pumps guidebook is intended to assist in the understanding of general layout, components, and operation of typical wastewater treatment plant with capacity of 10–100 million gallons per day. Book also provides readers with guidance necessary to select pump types, pump materials, and auxiliary components so pumping system performs effectively, efficiently, and reliably in various plant operations. Read More