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Keynote at BIO HR 2011 Conference to be given by Daniel H. Pink.

April 18, 2011

Daniel H. Pink, author of 4 books on changing workplace, will deliver keynote address at BIO Human Resources 2011 Conference. As Pink's latest book, Entitled "DRIVE: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us" compiles 50 years of behavioral science to overturn conventional thinking concerning human motivation and behavioral drives. Jim Greenwood of BIO expressed pleasure that Pink will share his expertise on such matters, which are relevant to HR professionals. Read More

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SIIA chooses education technology finalists for 2011 CODiE Awards.

April 18, 2011

SIIA has announced finalists for CODiE(TM) Awards in education technology categories, which include 113 products from 80 companies, out of 425 total nominations. As part of nomination, products underwent extensive review by judges via live demonstration, trial product access, and analysis of product documentation. Finalists will be reviewed by SIIA members, who will vote on winners for all 24 categories. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 23 at CODiE Awards Reception and Dinner. Read More

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ASTM Standard approved for Emergency Operations Center development.

April 18, 2011

First in series of proposed standards on emergency operations centers being developed by ASTM International Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications is ASTM E2668, Guide for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Development. According to Glenn Wisbey, logistics operations branch manager, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, this recently approved standard "provides common sense, step-by-step procedures for designing an emergency operations center." Read More

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Interlocking Concrete Pavements Standard proposed by ASTM.

April 18, 2011

ASTM WK32564, Practice for Pavement Condition Index Surveys for Interlocking Concrete Roads and Parking Lots, addresses city and county transportation agency management of roads made from interlocking concrete pavements. According to ASTM International Committee E17 member David R. Smith, users will be able to compare performance of interlocking concrete pavements to asphalt and cast-in-place concrete pavements. Standard also guides agencies in indicating required maintenance. Read More

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Online Composites Training addresses non-traditional materials.

April 15, 2011

Comprised of 12 titles, Tooling U's Web-based composites curriculum focuses on topics and processes such as lay-up, spray-up, vacuum bagging, compression molding, and composite repair methods. Composites training, along with all other Tooling U content, is delivered via learning management system that lets companies administer and track training results for every employee. Companies can also customize and create individually tailored programs targeting specific knowledge areas. Read More

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EPA announces clean air settlement with Tennessee Valley Authority.

April 15, 2011

EPA announced settlement with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at 11 of its coal-fired plants in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Settlement will require TVA to invest estimated $3-5 billion on new and upgraded pollution controls, and invest $350 million on clean energy projects that will reduce pollution, save energy, and protect public health and environment. It also requires TVA to pay civil penalty of $10 million in total. Read More

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Proposed Standard furthers Ti, Ti alloy analysis methods.

April 15, 2011

Proposed standard ASTM WK25738, Test Method for Analysis of Titanium and Titanium Alloys by Spark-Atomic Emission/Glow Discharge-Atomic Emission Spectrometry, is being developed by Subcommittee E01.06. It will add to current titanium analysis techniques covered by ASTM methods, which currently do not cover spark-atomic emission or glow discharge atomic emission spectrometry. ASTM welcomes and encourages participation in development of its standards. Read More

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New Data Exchange Standard approved by ASTM committee.

April 15, 2011

ASTM International Committee E57 on 3D Imaging Systems is developing new standards for 3D laser scanning, including ASTM E2807, Specification for 3D Imaging Data Exchange v1.0. As chairman of subcommittee E57.04, which is responsible for this standard, Gene V. Roe says ASTM E2807 will aid transition from 2D to 3D technology and allow hardware vendors to export their data in neutral, binary format that can be imported by design software. Read More

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Industry Experts at ANTEC 2011 give free, personalized advice.

April 15, 2011

Free appointments-only program, Consultants' Corner, at SPE ANTECĀ® 2011 conference will let attendees consult with expert for up to 30 min about unique challenges faced in specific technical areas. According to ANTEC 2012 Technical Program Committee Chair Mark Spalding, this program offers "fast and convenient way to discuss current issues with industry experts, who will provide candid opinions." Topics will range from troubleshooting and equipment options to best practices. Read More

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Plenary Speaker at SPE Antec 2011 will be SABIC's Nitin Apte.

April 15, 2011

Nitin Apte, General Manager of Global Marketing and Technology for SABIC Innovative Plastics, will be plenary speaker at ANTECĀ® 2011, which takes place May 1-5 in Boston, MA. Replacing Tom Stanley, Apte will deliver presentation, called Innovations in Engineering Thermoplastics - SABIC's Approach to New Materials and New Applications, on May 3. Topics will include product innovation examples, key business indicators and market macro trends, and sustainability. Read More

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Science, Advocacy Leaders to judge Biotech Humanitarian Award.

April 14, 2011

BIO announced judges responsible for evaluating nominations for third annual Biotech Humanitarian Award and selecting 2011 Honoree. Award was created by BIO to recognize one everyday hero who has helped to heal, fuel, and feed planet through work in or support of biotechnology. Judges include Dr. David Agus, Dr. Yali Friedman, Jim Greenwood, Dr. Lovell Jones, Rachel King, Robert Klein, Dr. Antonio Moreira, David Rejeski, Dr. Stephen Sherwin, Dr. Ellen Sigal, and H. Thomas Watkins. Read More

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Chemical Action Plans aim to reduce harmful impact of MDI, TDI.

April 14, 2011

U.S. EPA action plans address potential health risks of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and related compounds. As exposure to said chemicals may occur when used in applications such as spray foam insulation, sealing concrete, or finishing floors, action include calling in data on past allegations of adverse effects, obtaining unpublished health and safety data from industry sources, and requiring exposure monitoring studies for consumer products. Read More

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NIST SRM Helps Improve Diagnosis of Huntington's Disease.

April 14, 2011

When used as quality control, Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2393, CAG Repeat Length Mutation in Huntington's Disease, helps clinical genetics labs diagnose Huntington's disease by improving measure of overall length of DNA molecule and cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) repeat count. SRM consists of 6 samples of DNA measured and certified by NIST for triplet repeats ranging in number from 15-75. Certified values, free of stutter, provide standard with which to compare patient DNA samples. Read More

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AMT to sponsor technology exhibit at FEIMAFE 2011.

April 14, 2011

AMT announced it will be sponsoring Emerging Technology Center (ETC), part of AMT/USA Pavilion, at FEIMAFE 2011. Featured technologies will include MTConnect open standard, designed to optimize communications between machine tools, as well as cloud computing. Micro manufacturing and nanotechnology, as well as additive manufacturing, which is process of building objects based on thin, horizontal cross-sections from 3D computer models, will also be featured. Read More

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TTM Technologies and Celestica are honored by IPC.

April 14, 2011

Celestica was given Stan Plzak Corporate Recognition Award for initiatives in enhancing industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. Also, Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award honored TTM Technologies as IPC member company in PCB industry that has taken leadership role and made contributions to industry while demonstrating support of IPC through participation in technical and/or management programs. Read More

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ASTM presents Award of Merit to Dr. James R. Millette.

April 14, 2011

A member of ASTM International and Committee D22 since 1986, James R. Millette, Ph.D., executive director of MVA Scientific Consultants, has received the Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow in recognition of his outstanding leadership and dedication to development of ASTM standards for air quality and identification and analysis of asbestos. Millette has co-chaired several ASTM symposia on asbestos monitoring and surface sampling and has received D22 Award of Appreciation twice. Read More

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Assessment Tool aids fire sprinkler installation decisions.

April 14, 2011

Web-based sprinkler use decisioning tool, developed by IT specialist Priya Lavappa and economist David Butry, supports baseline and sensitivity analyses that enable cost efficiency assessment of installing fire suppression sprinklers for particular jurisdiction, development, or dwelling. Users can input their own data to supply values for categories of costs and benefits in model or opt for combination of user-defined data and national/local statistics. Read More

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ANSI to hold Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshops.

April 14, 2011

ANSI will hold its Certificate Issuers' Accreditation Workshop at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 27-28. Workshop will introduce American National Standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, and Institute's Certificate Accreditation Program. Attendees will learn about requirements for developing quality education/training course. Session will also be held June 29-30, September 21-22, and December 8-9. Read More

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AAMA offers professional certification training courses.

April 14, 2011

AAMA FenestrationMasters(TM) professional certification program offers training content based on consensus-based AAMA standards. Covering performance standards, product and material types, and code requirements, program includes coursework that can be used to train new hires or provide further education, instruction, and training to employees. Online courses are available for Certified FenestrationMaster and Certified FenestrationAssociate credentials. Read More

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Tribometer Performance Standard approved by ASTM committee.

April 14, 2011

ASTM International test method ASTM F2508, Practice for Validation and Calibration of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces, has been developed by Subcommittee F13.10 on Traction. It provides reference standard against which to validate and calibrate performance of tribometers, which assess potential of humans to slip while walking on various surfaces. Standard defines 4 reference surfaces, from very slippery to not slippery, that offer continuum of slip potential while walking. Read More