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EPA and NIH announce air pollution sensor challenge finalists.

November 29, 2012

Four individuals and teams have been selected for final phase of the My Air, My Health Challenge, which was created to encourage development of portable devices that gather and integrate health and air quality data to help protect people's health and make environmental information more accessible. Individuals and teams submitted designs for sensors that can be worn or carried and take into account link between airborne pollutants and health measurements, such as heart rate and breathing. Read More

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IPC names Phil Carmichael as President of IPC China.

November 29, 2012

Appointed President of IPC China, Philip S. Carmichael is an experienced business professional who has served in five Fortune 500 companies since 1983, building successful, sustainable businesses in China, Japan, and across the Asia-Pacific region. Living in the Asia region for more than 30 years, he has strong cross-cultural leadership skills, strong knowledge of business-to-business markets in Asia, and strong business relationships throughout the region. Read More

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NIST Releases Annual Report on federal technology transfer.

November 29, 2012

NIST released annual report detailing efforts to transfer results of public investment in research to meet marketplace and other needs. Most recent report tallies thousands of patents, cooperative agreements, licenses, and other pathways. In 2010, 11 federal laboratories included in report had 18,000+ active collaborative relationships with private entities and other government agencies, disclosed more than 4,700+ inventions, submitted 1,830 patent applications, and received 1,143 patents. Read More

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Construction Industry honors JILA's X-Wing with 2 awards.

November 29, 2012

JILA's X-Wing addition received 2 construction industry awards – best project in higher education/research and special judges' recognition – from trade magazine Engineering News-Record. Joint institute of NIST and University of Colorado Boulder, JILA is located on university campus. Its 6-story X-Wing adds ~50,000 ft² of laboratory, office, and collaboration space, which will enhance capacity to train new generations of scientists and innovators. Read More

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NIST Guide helps manage risk in federal ICT supply chain.

November 29, 2012

NIST published final version of Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for federal information systems. Guide offers supply chain assurance methods to help federal agencies manage risks associated with purchasing and implementing information and communications technologies (ICT) products and services. Publication calls for procurement organizations to establish team approach to assess ICT supply chain risk and to manage risk by using technical and programmatic mitigation techniques. Read More

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Grant awarded to train 426 Minnesota workers at MDI.

November 29, 2012

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership awarded Itasca Community College and AdvancED a $260,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Grant is for the development and delivery of a Commitment to Quality training program for Minnesota Diversified Industries. In addition to award from MJSP, MDI is contributing $750,000 toward training program, along with monies also contributed by ICC. In total, Grant is worth over one million dollars. Read More

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EPA fines 16 firms for violations of lead-based RRP Rule.

November 28, 2012

EPA announced 16 enforcement actions for violations of lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which requires that contractors that work on pre-1978 dwellings and child-occupied facilities be trained and certified to use lead-safe work practices. This ensures that renovation/repair activities like sanding, cutting, and replacing windows are done in ways that minimize dangerous lead dust. Enforcement actions include 13 administrative settlements and 3 filed administrative complaints. Read More

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NCEDAR Conference aims to boost India's electronics industry.

November 28, 2012

Scheduled for December 4-6, 2012, IPC's National Conference on Electronics Design, Assembly and Reliability will take place at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. Technical conference sessions will focus on 6 areas of advanced electronics: design, simulation, and modeling; electronic components, RF, and optoelectronics; PCB assembly and manufacturing technology; materials and processing; reliability and quality control; and advanced packaging including interconnections. Read More