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Dr. Dean Webster to present keynote at TRFA's annual meeting.

August 7, 2013

From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on September 30, Dr. Dean Webster will present keynote address titled "Improving the Sustainability of Thermosets Using Renewables." Dr. Webster is Professor and Chair in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University. He received a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining NDSU in 2001, he worked for Sherwin-Williams and Eastman Chemical Company. Read More

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Oregon Governor Proclamaition started IEEE-USA Annual Meeting.

August 7, 2013

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's proclamation of August 1 as "IEEE Oregon Sustainable Technology Day" coincided with IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, which began in Portland, OR with first IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech). Dr. Thomas P. Seager, one of 5 keynote speakers, delivered opening keynote, "Systems Thinking for Sustainability." Meeting brings together IEEE volunteers from across USA and provides them with basic leadership training and program ideas. Read More

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ASTM Committee sponsors October antimicrobial copper workshop.

August 7, 2013

Antimicrobial Copper — New Developments workshop will take place October 23 in Jacksonville, FL. Topics covered are to include final published results from U.S. Department of Defense sponsored antimicrobial copper hospital trials showing overall reduction in hospital-acquired infections during study period. Also, recent developments in antimicrobial copper product availability, installations, and continued supply chain activities in marketplace will be presented. Read More

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Trampoline Courts Standard has been approved by ASTM committee.

August 7, 2013

ASTM F2970, Practice for Design, Manufacture, Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Inspection, and Major Modification of Trampoline Courts, has been developed by Subcommittee F24.60 on Special Rides/Attractions. Philip Slaggert, chair of F24.60, said that stakeholder groups that will use or benefit from ASTM F2970 include regulators/policymakers, designers/engineers/manufacturers, owners/operators, and general public. Read More

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ASTM Homeland Security Committee to develop body armor standards.

August 6, 2013

ASTM International is launching initiative to develop standards for body armor worn by military and criminal justice personnel. This effort is supported by National Institute of Justice, U.S. Army Program Executive Office – Soldier, and NIST, who are collaborating to harmonize existing ASTM body armor standards, especially test methods, where practical. Proposed standards will be developed by Subcommittee E54.04 on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read More

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BIO announces new jobs listing website.

August 6, 2013

BIO recently announced launch of BIO Jobs, an online biotechnology resource that will connect qualified applicants with employers. Website is free for job seekers and will feature employment opportunities from across the spectrum of the biotech industry, including healthcare, food and agricultural, and industrial and environmental sectors. Service is available to all companies, but BIO members will receive discounts when posting employment opportunities. Read More

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Lincoln Electric Company becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator.

August 6, 2013

Lincoln Electric (Cleveland, OH) received Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. To become fifteenth Certified Robot Integrator, Lincoln Electric had to go through on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel. Certification, according to RIA President Jeff Burnstein, helps integrators looking to showcase their capabilities and experience to users and suppliers as well as benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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IPC APEX India Contest to showcase PCB designers' skills.

August 6, 2013

Scheduled for August 26, 2013, IPC's PCB Design Contest will recognize best designers in India as judged on CAD tool expertise, knowledge of design technology and design standards, overall understanding of PCB design requirements, and speed. Participants will be able to benchmark their PCB design skills against those of their design colleagues and receive recommendations from advanced certified designers and world-class specialists on how to improve performance. Read More