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BIO Announces New Chair and Officers as well as Board members.

April 25, 2013

BIO announced election of GlycoMimetics President and CEO Rachel King as Board of Directors Chair for 2013–2014 term and Allergan Chairman, President, and CEO David Pyott as Board Secretary. Also, BIO announced re-election of Fenway Pharmaceuticals Chairman and CEO Mark Skaletsky as Board Treasurer as well as election of 19 Directors to serve on BIO's Board Executive Committee. Furthermore, BIO welcomed election of 8 new members to its Board of Directors. Read More

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Rocket Contest Students return for White House Science Fair.

April 25, 2013

Students participating in Team America Rocketry Challenge displayed their rockets for President Obama at the White House Science Fair for third time since 2010. Students from Memphis, TN and San Antonio, TX represented more than 55,000 students pursuing STEM education who have taken part in world’s largest rocket competition over past 11 years. Nationally-recognized contest is sponsored by AIA, National Association of Rocketry, and more than 20 industry partners. Read More

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BIO announces dates for 2013 BIO Convention in China.

April 25, 2013

BIO and China Center for Pharmaceutical International Exchange announced that the 2013 BIO Convention in China will be held Nov 11–13. Leaders from global biopharma industry will gather to develop strategic collaborations, establish distribution networks, find service providers, and create cross-border alliances with companies from U.S., Europe, and Asia. Now in its third year, BIO Convention in China attracts more than 1,000 executives from 400 companies representing over 36 countries. Read More

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DOE and NREL Announce Collegiate Wind Competition teams.

April 25, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL announced teams selected to take part in inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. Selected through competitive process, student teams include Boise State University, California Maritime Academy, Colorado School of Mines, James Madison University (VA), Kansas State University, Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Alaska - Fairbanks, University of Kansas, and University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Read More

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EASTEC Programs focus on workforce development.

April 25, 2013

Scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, EASTEC will focus on engaging students, educators, manufacturers, and policymakers to address lack of skilled workers to fill manufacturing jobs. Manufacturing exposition and conference will include keynote panel discussion titled "Challenges and Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline"; EASTEC Dream It. Do It.™ Manufacturing Student Challenge; and conference tracks solely devoted to workforce development issues. Read More

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Hose Assemblies Technical Specification is available from NFPA.

April 25, 2013

ISO/TS 17165-2:2013 (supersedes ISO/TR 17165-2:2006) Hydraulic fluid power – Hose assemblies – Part 2: Practices for hydraulic hose assemblies is available from NFPA. Document provides guidelines for selection, routing, fabrication, installation, replacement, maintenance, and storage of hose and hose assemblies for hydraulic fluid power systems. Also included, annex lists examples of actual failure resulting from improper use of hydraulic hose and hose assemblies. Read More

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NEMA Praises Bill promoting energy storage technologies.

April 25, 2013

NEMA endorsed HR 1465, STORAGE 2013, which promotes adoption of state-of-the-art energy storage technologies, calling this legislation "carefully crafted" in its regard for entire range of energy storage technologies. "Energy storage is a key enabler of the Smart Grid and is transforming the way we think about electricity," said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, who also noted that this bill provides opportunity to make U.S. the "center of energy storage development and production." Read More

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ASTM Committee honors Chao Lin with Haas Award.

April 25, 2013

Chao H. Lin, a naval architect at the U.S. Maritime Administration, has received John Haas Memorial Award from ASTM International Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology. Lin was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the committee, and particularly to Subcommittee F25.01 on Structures, where he has served as chairman since 2009. A member of ASTM since 2008, Lin has contributed to development of F25 standards that ensure vessel integrity and cost-effective ship production. Read More