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GAWDA Spring Management Conference to utilize social media.

April 26, 2012

Scheduled for April 28 to May 1, GAWDA's 2012 Spring Management Conference equips members with best practices and takeaways for everyday business. Welding and Gases Today is taking educational and networking opportunities of conference to the Web, providing live updates from show floor throughout event, and delivering daily blog with more in-depth observations, analysis, and gossip. Editors of the magazine will also be posting updates to Twitter. Read More

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NIST Team receives Energy and Environmental Stewardship award.

April 26, 2012

A team from NIST has received 2012 Energy and Environmental Stewardship award from Department of Commerce for design and installation of an array of solar panels. Photovoltaic array was installed at WWVH in Kekaha, Hawaii, one of 2 NIST radio stations that disseminate official U.S. time. System generates 120 kW and offsets significant amount of station's electricity needs, helping to reduce costs, as well as use of polluting fuel oil, which must be imported to Kauai. Read More

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Proposed Standard provides method for analyzing aluminum samples.

April 26, 2012

Proposed ASTM International standard WK35993, Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (Performance Based Method), will provide up-to-date method for aluminum industry to analyze samples. Being developed by Subcommittee E01.04 on Aluminum and Magnesium, standard will enable users to analyze for up to 31 elements in aluminum alloys. Uses include identifying alloys, checking conformance, and determining composition. Read More

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Baldrige Program moves forward with new business plan.

April 25, 2012

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, managed for 25 years by NIST in collaboration with private sector, has announced that it is transitioning to new business model that will move program from federal government funding to self-sustaining operation. New business model focuses on expanding markets, strategic partners, and customer relationships, with goal of long-term sustainability and growth for Baldrige Program and its partner, Baldrige Enterprise. Read More

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NIST Advisory Committee sends 2011 annual report to Congress.

April 25, 2012

According to 2011 annual report by Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, NIST is the agency best positioned to support U.S. advanced manufacturing agenda. Report highlights NIST's significant progress in major programmatic and operational activities, including standards policy, measurement services, safety, and NIST reorganization. It also endorses NIST's strategic planning process and supports president's fiscal year 2013 budget increases for NIST. Read More

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Exhibit Space Sales open for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014.

April 25, 2012

Exhibit space is open for triennial co-located shows, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, which will be held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Exhibit space rates include full drayage services, general stand cleaning, and pipe and drape for standard inline exhibit stands. Exhibitors receive complimentary access to trade show education sessions on variety of topics, as well as complimentary show marketing kit that provides materials to help promote company presence at shows. Read More

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ASEE honors Ashok K. Agrawal with 2012 James H. McGraw Award.

April 25, 2012

Ashok Agrawal, M.S., P.E., VP for Academic Affairs at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, Ferguson, MO, and member of SME Education Foundation Board of Directors, has been acknowledged as a leader exemplifying best in engineering and engineering technology education by ASEE. Agrawal established Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing. As Program Officer of NSF, he played key roles in expanding Advanced Technological Education program and increasing visibility of STEM. Read More

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National Work Zone Awareness Week is underway.

April 25, 2012

State transportation departments across USA will be promoting "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones - Drive Smart to Arrive Alive" message during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 22-28). Among other events, departments of transportation in Washington, Mississippi, and Tennessee launched Operation Go Orange events that encourage local businesses, government agencies, and state employees to wear and/or prominently display color orange as reminder to drive safely through work zones. Read More