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Upcoming Workshop to focus on tissue engineering scaffolds.

February 7, 2013

Standards and Measurements for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: What Do We Have; What Do We Need? will take place in Indianapolis, IN, on May 21 to identify highest priority items for future standards work for scaffolds for TEMPs. Bringing together government, academia, and industry, workshop will include discussions on how standards for tissue engineering scaffolds are currently being used by community and what opportunities exist for developing new scaffold standards. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 17 new members.

February 7, 2013

In January 2013, 17 new members joined a federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and well over 3.5 million professionals. Under Institute's umbrella, diverse constituency works together to strengthen competitiveness of businesses operating in global marketplace and to improve quality of life for all citizens by developing, implementing, and promulgating voluntary consensus standards and related conformance assessment systems. Read More

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Hand Soldering Competition will be hosted by IPC APEX EXPO.

February 7, 2013

Taking place on IPC APEX EXPO® show floor, IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition will feature 18 competitors from 12 companies attempting to build functional electronics assembly within 30 minute time limit. IPC's Kris Roberson commented, "There’s a lot of talent out there and the hand soldering competition is a great way to showcase those skills." Competitions will take place February 19–20 from 1:00–4:00 pm, and winner will move on to IPC World Championship. Read More

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Keynote will address debt, taxes, government services, politics.

February 7, 2013

Co-chairs of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and co-founders of The Campaign to Fix the Debt, former Senator Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, will engage in “Debt, Taxes, Government Services and Politics—Is There a Way Out?” on April 24 at 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, IL. Moderated by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, this keynote luncheon panel will discuss non-partisan movement to put USA on better fiscal and economic path. Read More

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NIST Grants support development of teaching materials.

February 7, 2013

NIST will offer financial support to institutions developing teaching materials and curricula that are focused on important role played by technical standards in the global economy. The funds, which are expected to range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year for up to 2-year period, may be used to develop materials aimed at either undergraduate or graduate students. Under program, qualifying institutions will work with NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program. Read More

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Report Identifies Women as untapped manufacturing talent sourse.

February 7, 2013

According to report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 80% of respondents believe manufacturers can improve their efforts to recruit women. and 51% cite main driver of women's underrepresentation in manufacturing as perception of male-favored culture. As many as 600,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled and 70% of manufacturing companies report experiencing moderate to severe talent shortage. Addressing this crisis means taking steps to recruit, retain, and promote women. Read More

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Collaboration produces Women in Engineering video.

February 7, 2013

Produced by SME Education Foundation, AMT, Gardner Business Media, and Modern Machine Shop magazine, "Women in Engineering" showcases critical importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Video features Quality Control Engineer, Rebecca Miller at GE Aviation, describing work of manufacturing engineering and reasons why she finds her field rewarding. SME-EF is sending video to about 4,800 Project Lead The Way schools and high schools for viewing during National Engineers Week. Read More

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NAM Chief calls for comprehensive immigration reform.

February 7, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons testified before House Committee on Education and the Workforce at hearing on Challenges Facing America's Workplaces and Classrooms. Testimony highlighted need for immigration reform to strengthen workforce by providing access to skilled workers. As part of reforms, manufacturers are asking Congress and Administration to address lack of high-skilled workers, settling issues regarding undocumented population and establishing commitment to strong legal enforcement. Read More