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ASTM publishes new volume of STP 1561.

January 25, 2013

ASTM has announced publication of 13th volume of STP 1561, Flammability and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres. Book includes 17 peer-reviewed papers covering latest research on ignition and combustion of metals and non-metals, oxygen compatibility of components and systems, analysis of ignition and combustion, failure analysis, and safety. Publication addresses aerospace, military, scuba diving, and industrial oxygen applications. Read More

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Committee on Lime releases compilation for 100th anniversary.

January 25, 2013

ASTM Committee C07 on Lime has released the compilation, LIME: Building the 100-Year Legacy of the ASTM Committee C07. Book includes 16 peer-reviewed papers, covering such topics as historical standards development, current industry activities, and potential areas for future work. Several papers present traditional uses of lime in asphalt, soil stabilization, and paper manufacturing, while others cover environmental applications and updates on test methods for XRF analysis and free moisture. Read More

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Detroit Students to compete at 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition.

January 24, 2013

SME Education Foundation is providing $50,000 grant to the Michigan Engineering Zone, the U-M, College of Engineering, high school student support facility. Funding will help nearly 175 students, comprising 40 teams, from 12 Detroit Public Schools, and surrounding community, compete in 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition. Once these young inventors create a robot, their teams will participate in competitions that measure effectiveness of each robot, power of collaboration, and their determination. Read More

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January 2013 MCI-EFI shows increase in industry confidence.

January 24, 2013

January 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) reports confidence in equipment finance market at 54.2, up from December's 48.5. Regarding business conditions over next 4 months, 6.1% of respondents expected improvement (up from 5.9% in December); 87.9% said conditions will remain same (up from 73.5% in December); and 6.1% believe business will worsen (down from 20.6% from December). Also, 87.9% evaluates current U.S. economy as fair, up from 76.5%. Read More

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Career Certifications bolster networking, security workforce.

January 24, 2013

ANSI announced accreditation of several Cisco Career Certifications under Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies. Accreditation was granted to Cisco for following certifications: Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) for Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) for Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, and CCNP Security. Decision was based on review of documentation as well as onsite verification. Read More

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ANSI and IREC launch accreditation program.

January 24, 2013

ANSI-IREC program for accreditation of renewable energy and energy efficiency certificate programs has completed its pilot phase, which began in January 2012, and is now accepting general applications. Program evaluates certificate-awarding schools, colleges, and other institutions against requirements for equipment, curriculum, facilities, administration, and personnel set forth in IREC Standard 14732: 2013, General Requirements for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Certificate Programs. Read More

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Educational Meetings tackle conflict minerals compliance issues.

January 24, 2013

To help ensure companies in electronics industry have information they need pertaining to conflict minerals compliance, IPC will host educational meetings in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO®. Offerings are to include Basics of Conflict Minerals Compliance (PD53) on February 18, 2013; BUZZ session on conflict minerals (BZ4) on February 20, and discussion between 2 IPC committees on specific efforts to develop tools for conflict minerals compliance on February 21 and 22. Read More

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NAM Announces New Coalition to boost STEM education system.

January 24, 2013

NAM announced formation of inSPIRE STEM USA (Supporting Productive Immigration Reform and Education), which aims to address high-skilled jobs crisis and improve U.S. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education system. Members of this coalition, comprised of businesses, education groups, and other national associations, support 2-pronged solution: improvements in U.S. STEM pipeline and reforms that increase H1B visas and green cards. Read More