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NIST Researchers Honored with Authur S. Flemming Awards.

May 16, 2013

As announced by The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, 5 NIST researchers – Gretchen Campbell, Kathryn Beers, Michal Chojnacky, Leticia Pibida, and Joel Ullom – stand among 13 federal employees being honored with 2012 Arthur S. Flemming Awards. Award recognizes exceptional young employees within federal government to educate public about contributions made to USA by young civil servants. Read More

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Fire Protection Engineer named Service to America finalist.

May 16, 2013

Daniel Madrzykowski, a NIST fire protection engineer with 25-year track record of conducting research that saves lives and improves effectiveness of fire-fighting techniques, has been named as a finalist for 2013 Service to America Medals. A registered professional engineer, Madrzykowski has conducted studies on fire suppressants, gas and oil well fires, effects of sprinkler systems on temperature and toxic concentrations of fire gases, fire incident simulations, and fire-fighting methods. Read More

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ASTM to hold symposium on ultra-high performance concrete.

May 15, 2013

Scheduled for December 8, 2013, symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete will provide forum to discuss where current ASTM test methods for concrete are inadequate for UHPC, to propose new tests for UHPC, and to exchange ideas as to where new tests need to be developed. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, symposium will be held in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee. Read More

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ASTM Workshop to address standards for mold assessment.

May 15, 2013

Scheduled for Oct 24, 2013, workshop on the State of Science and Best Practice in Mold Assessment, Sampling and Analysis will provide overview of standards available to date; exchange ideas on current practices needing standardization; discuss current state of the science; and identify needs for the future. ASTM is seeking input on two guides in progress, one for sampling strategy and one for post remediation verification, to help appropriately address state of the technology and practice. Read More

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Environmental Education Innovation Award given to 11 US teachers.

May 15, 2013

In partnership with U.S. EPA, White House Council on Environmental Quality announced winners of 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. Eleven teachers from USA earned recognition for exceptional work as leaders in field of environmental education in formal school settings. EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe noted the "innovative steps" taken by said recipients and expressed gratitude for the presence of "exceptional educators" in American classrooms. Read More

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EPA commemorates Public Service Recognition Week.

May 15, 2013

During Public Service Recognition Week, EPA highlighted examples of innovative ideas that employees have developed to help protect public health and the environment. In 2011, EPA announced collaborative effort called the Water Technology Innovation Cluster, which will develop and commercialize innovative technologies to solve environmental and public health challenges. EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick lets homeowners see how their home energy use measures up by using online energy assessment tool. Read More

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Auto Engineered Polyolefins Conference names keynote speakers.

May 15, 2013

Taking place from October 6–9 of 2013, 15th-annual SPE® TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference will feature keynotes highlighting trends facing automotive-plastics market. Speakers will include LMC Automotive senior VP Jeff Schuster, Chrysler Group LLC Head of Interior Design Klaus Busse, IAC senior director of advanced engineering/material development Dr. Rose Ryntz, Advanced Composites, Inc. president and CEO Seiji Oshima, and Borealis AG global OEM manager Thomas Wagner. Read More

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PTDA Vanguard Contributors helps build carreer awareness.

May 15, 2013

Industrial Career Pathway® (ICP) initiative is taking steps to promote awareness of careers available within power transmission/motion control industry. To help, 16 organizations have accepted invitation to fund PTDA Foundation's Vanguard Campaign: contributions of nearly $50,000 kicked off 2013 Fund Drive. By contributing as part of Vanguard Campaign, companies take leading role in driving talented workers to key positions of sales and customer service in industrial distribution. Read More

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Electronics Coalition invites stakeholders to charter meeting.

May 15, 2013

Coalition for the Advancement of MicroElectronic Systems Technology (CAMEST), dedicated to fostering collaboration amongst global electronics industry, academia, and government, will hold its initial planning meeting and charter development May 21 during IPC Electronic Systems Technologies Conference (IPC ESTC) in Las Vegas, NV. CAMEST's principal goal is bringing together electronics supply chain stakeholders to locate gaps in technology and find solutions to fill those gaps. Read More

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SPE announces date for Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.

May 15, 2013

Scheduled for November 6, 2013 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI, 43rd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala is the oldest and largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries. Event focuses spotlight on cutting-edge technology and the many benefits that polymeric materials can bring to cars, light trucks, and other types of ground-transportation as this year's event theme, "Plastics: Kick the Metal Habit," helps to underscore. Read More

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March U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders see 30% gain.

May 15, 2013

According to AMT, March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $507.91 million, which was up 30.4% from February and 3.2% when compared with total of $491.96 million reported for March 2012. With year-to-date total of $1,278.05 million, 2013 is down 5.0% compared with 2012. These numbers and all data in this report are based on totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders program. Read More

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EPA strengthens conflict of interest review process.

May 14, 2013

U.S. EPA announced that it has improved its conflict of interest review process for contractor-managed peer reviews. Agency has put a new oversight process in place to ensure that contractors follow all existing conflicts of interest guidance and requirements. In addition, EPA will now ensure that the public has the opportunity to review and comment on peer review panel’s composition when influential scientific documents are being considered. Read More

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NREL Staff is recognized for breakthrough technologies.

May 14, 2013

During its Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Awards, NREL recognized professionals behind lab's greatest innovations from the past year. Research Fellow Mike Himmel, a biochemist whose work on cellulase greatly simplified and lowered cost of converting biomass to fuel, was honored with the Distinguished Innovator of the Year Award. Research Fellow David Ginley received Special Recognition Award for his innovations resulting in more than 10 NREL patents. Read More

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ASQ Report says gaps remain in management of quality.

May 14, 2013

Thirty years after U.S. business embraced the quality movement, research by ASQ shows there are significant gaps in the governance and management models of quality, and the availability and use of metrics in manufacturing and service-based organizations worldwide. With data collected from 1,991 organizations in 22 countries, ASQ Global State of Quality Research: Discoveries 2013 report also shows disparities between manufacturing and services in quality management frameworks and training. Read More

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NEMA applauds Senator Wyden.

May 14, 2013

NEMA applauds Sen. Wyden for urging the administration to commit federal agencies to meeting its 2013 goal of retrofitting federal buildings with energy efficient technologies. According to Senator Wyden (D-OR), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Energy Savings Performance Contracts are a good deal for the government. These projects save money by reducing cost of energy and operations in federal buildings, and they do not require any outlay of funds. Read More

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Professional Development Day to be held June 13.

May 14, 2013

With theme of "Training Leaders Today – Developing Leaders for Tomorrow," Professional Development Day will feature top local talent facilitating guided discussions and training in areas of Supply Management, from both a Finance and Sourcing perspective. Attendees will hear local Fortune 1000 Human Resource Executives speak on how to grow your career in "Coaching and Mentoring: Knowing the Difference and Using Both." Participants will also be awarded 4 Continuing Education Hours. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute enlists participants to review new standard.

May 14, 2013

Hydraulic Institute, under approval of ANSI, is seeking qualified individuals to participate in review process of a new standard entitled Rotary Condition Monitoring. Designed for rotary pumps, including sealed and seal-less designs, document is intended to be used as a guide for pump monitoring and failure detection techniques as elements of process safety management and general pump availability programs. It does not directly address process management systems. Read More

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PSM and HI announce 3-part webinar series.

May 14, 2013

Pump Systems Matter and Hydraulic Institute have announced upcoming Pump Systems Optimization 3-Part webinar series, beginning on June 3, 2013. During series, participants will examine and identify opportunities for energy savings, learn how to increase profitability, and learn how to increase reliability in pumping systems. Series consists of 3 modules: System Optimization; Screening and Analysis; and Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Action Planning. Read More

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PTDA Membership Directory maximizes networking opportunities.

May 14, 2013

Used to connect with leaders of distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products, PTDA's 2013 Membership Directory contains e-mail, phone, fax, address, and website listings for key contacts as well as additional paid representatives of all PTDA distributor, manufacturer, and associate members. Furthermore, networking resource includes corporate headquarters listings, distributor branch locations, and industry influencers who serve as PTDA volunteer leaders. Read More

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BIO Applauds Senate Agriculture Committee for draft Farm Bill.

May 14, 2013

BIO thanked Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and other Senate Agriculture Committee members for including mandatory funding for Energy Title programs as well as eligibility for renewable chemicals in draft Farm Bill reauthorization legislation. According to BIO's Brent Erickson, granting eligibility for renewable chemical projects "will revive America's manufacturing sector and improve U.S. economic competitiveness." Read More