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Workforce Development Conference looks at challenges, solutions.

July 16, 2013

Hosted by Tooling U-SME, tuXperience will focus on how best to train workforce of today and tomorrow. Event will take place September 23–25, 2013 and showcase successful, integrated training programs used by top manufacturers. There will also be nationally recognized training experts and breakout Q&A sessions. Through collaborative discussions and dialogue, conference will focus on strategic alignment of training programs to overcome workforce issues and maximize bottom-line impact. Read More

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NREL Research earns three R&D 100 awards.

July 16, 2013

Developed or advanced at Energy Department's NREL, energy-efficient approach to building occupancy detection, better way to detect heat loss in electric-vehicle batteries, and high-efficiency silicon solar cell have been named among this year's most significant innovations by R&D Magazine. Three prestigious awards, known in research and development community as "the Oscars of Innovation," bring number of R&D 100 awards that NREL has won since 1982 up to 55. Read More

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Dr. Mikhail Sokolov receives ASTM International Award of Merit.

July 16, 2013

Mikhail Sokolov, Ph.D., senior research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge, TN, received Award of Merit and honorary title of fellow from ASTM International. Sokolov was honored for contributions to successful symposia for Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications as well as his work on transition range fracture toughness standards for Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture. Read More

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Euro PM2013 Congress/Exhibition offers full events schedule.

July 11, 2013

Euro PM2013 Congress will host "Overview of the Status and Trends in the European PM Industry" Plenary Session by EPMA President Philippe Gundermann and "Materials Development to Meet the Future Challenges of the Automotive Industry" presentation by Volvo AB's Dr Jan-Eric Sundgren. Additionally, 200+ papers feature in technical program, which will be running in parallel over 4 sessions and launch of EPMA Keynote Paper Award. Program also includes Special Interest Seminars and factory tours. Read More

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Sonia Bain receives ASTM Award of Merit.

July 11, 2013

Sonia Bain, supervisor of refining, analytical, and development at Marathon Petroleum Co., has been honored with Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow by ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. A member of ASTM International since 1986, Bain was cited for her outstanding contributions in the development of standards related to liquid fuels within Subcommittees D02.A0 on Gasoline and Oxygenated Fuels and D02.D0 on Hydrocarbons for Chemical and Special Uses. Read More

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Dr. Ara Jeknavorian receives ASTM Award of Merit.

July 11, 2013

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates presented Award of Merit to Ara A. Jeknavorian, Ph.D., a research fellow at W.R. Grace & Co. Jeknavorian was honored for his dedicated longtime service and outstanding contributions to standards for traditional and newly developed concrete admixtures and supplementary cementitious materials. A member of ASTM since 1984, Jeknavorian was awarded honorary C09 membership status in 2004 and received Award of Appreciation in 2011. Read More

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IREC invites public comment on new training standard.

July 11, 2013

Draft IREC Standard 01023: 2013 for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation Training is a result of IREC revising Standard 01022, currently used for assessment of training organizations and instructors in same industry space. Standard 01022 has been divided to address training provider and instructor separately. Distinguishing features include requirements for criterion-referenced assessment, written safety plan, and training related personnel qualifications. Read More

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Ali Bahrami joins AIA as vice president of Civil Aviation.

July 11, 2013

Ali Bahrami, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in aviation and one of America’s leading experts in commercial aircraft certification and validation, has joined AIA as VP of Civil Aviation. He will be responsible for managing AIA’s work and advocacy on civil aviation issues including integration of unmanned aircraft systems into national airspace system. Most recently, Bahrami was the Manager of the Transport Airplane Directorate of the FAA Aircraft Certification Service. Read More