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Outstanding Achievements recognized at ASHRAE's Annual Meeting.

June 29, 2010

During 2010 Annual Conference, ASHRAE is recognizing 70 members and 1 chapter for contributions to ASHRAE and HVAC/R industry. Presidential Member Donald G. Colliver is receiving Andrew T. Boggs Service Award, which recognizes past Distinguished Service Award recipient for continuing, unselfish, dedicated, and distinguished service. Exceptional Service Award, which recognizes Distinguished Award recipients who have continued to serve Society, goes to 12 recipients. Read More

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ACGIH to offer continuing education courses in September.

June 28, 2010

ACGIH® has again joined with ventilation expert D. Jeff Burton, MS, PE, CIH, to offer two continuing education courses. Scheduled for Sept 13-15, Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation will cover both basic and advanced topic related to industrial ventilation. Practical Applications of Useful Equations, scheduled for Sept 16-17, includes calculation and estimation approaches related to airborne contaminants, TLV and TWA, and calculations lab in which participants work in teams. Read More

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National Hydrogen Association honors Senator Byron Dorgan.

June 28, 2010

NHA presented Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) with the Spark Matsunaga Memorial Hydrogen Award in recognition of his long history of leadership in Congress to advance America's hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Senator Dorgan is a founding Co-Chair of the Senate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus and had integral role in advancing hydrogen and fuel cell provisions in Energy Policy Act of 2005, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Read More

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SME collaborates to create interactive manufacturing event.

June 28, 2010

Created by SME and AMTDA, Interactive Manufacturing Experience (imX), scheduled for September 12-14, 2011, will combine best features of corporate open house, customer training seminars, client appreciation programs, and new product launch events. Event will feature product and technology demos as well as learning labs with hands-on demonstrations, and case studies will be presented by suppliers and customers who have applied these new and existing manufacturing technologies. Read More

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Baldrige Award Recipients share experience at regional conferences.

June 28, 2010

Regional conferences on September 14 in Newport Beach, CA and September 28 in Nashville, TN will feature senior leaders from 5 organizations selected for 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, as well as representatives from previous Award recipients, sharing best practices and results. Participants can network with recipients and gather tips on organizational improvement, innovation, and performance management as well as advice on how to successfully apply Baldrige Criteria. Read More

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Biofuel Organizations ask Congress to extend biofuels tax credit.

June 28, 2010

BIO, Advanced BioFuels Association, and Algal Biomass Organization joined other trade organizations and biofuel companies to ask leaders of House Ways and Means Committee to extend expiration of cellulosic biofuels production tax credit, make algae and other advanced biofuels eligible, and create optional, refundable investment tax credit in next appropriate revenue vehicle considered by House. These policies would demonstrate enduring federal commitment to increasing alternative energy production. Read More

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FAA Awards Contracts for environmentally friendly technology.

June 28, 2010

FAA announced $125 million in contracts to develop and demonstrate technologies that will reduce commercial jet fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. Contracts are part of FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program to speed introduction of "green" technology into aviation. Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney, and Rolls-Royce-North America will match or exceed FAA's contribution, bringing overall value of program to more than $250 million. Read More

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Alaska FAA Controllers use NextGen air transportation technology.

June 28, 2010

Air traffic controllers in Alaska region are now officially using Next Generation Air Transportation System technology to improve safety and efficiency in Alaska's rugged terrain. A core technology under NextGen, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast gives pilots greater situational awareness when they are near bad weather and allows them to receive updated flight information. Air traffic controllers use ADS-B to keep aircraft safely separated in sky and on runways. Read More

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NAM's John Engler pledges support for America Works Act.

June 28, 2010

Following introduction of America Works Act by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), NAM President John Engler said bill recognizes need for strong technical workforce and value of industry-recognized credentials such as Manufacturing Skills Certification System (MSCS). Engler also said that MSCS offers new and transitioning workers access to in-demand skills so they can prepare for high-paying manufacturing jobs. NAM aims to work with lawmakers in both chambers to ensure bill's passage. Read More

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ATA commends Congressional adoption of finance reforms.

June 28, 2010

ATA's James C. May commended Congressional conference committee for work in obtaining agreement to send President Obama a bill to stop Wall Street's speculation in oil markets. Bill will establish regulatory oversight and transparency in commodity markets, require exchange trading and clearing of most derivatives and other contracts, and allow regulators to stop large financial institutions from manipulating markets. Agency urges swift work by Congress to send bill to President for signature. Read More

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Interagency Program seeks to increase cybersecurity education.

June 28, 2010

Coordinated by NIST, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) promotes cybersecurity awareness and know-how across country and among citizens of all ages. Interagency program is divided into 4 tracks: National Cybersecurity Awareness, Formal Cybersecurity Education, Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Structure, and Cybersecurity Workforce Training and Professional Development. It aims to improve computer security as well as prepare future employees for cybersecurity workforce. Read More

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NIST Fellow Applications are currently being accepted.

June 28, 2010

Applications for NIST measurement science and engineering fellowships for graduate, post-doctoral, and senior researchers are being accepted by Universities of Maryland and Colorado, which are administering the programs. University of Maryland-administered portion places successful applicants in positions at NIST's campus at Gaithersburg, MD or Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC. Fellows selected by University of Colorado will be placed at NIST's Boulder, CO laboratories. Read More

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ASHRAE Handbook covers diversity of refrigeration.

June 25, 2010

Covering refrigeration equipment for applications other than human comfort, 2010 ASHRAE Handbook includes information on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial applications; and low-temperature refrigeration. Volume contains 2 new chapters: Chapter 3, Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration Systems, which describes history of this "natural refrigerant" and why there is renewed interest; and Chapter 50, Terminology of Refrigeration, which lists common terms used in industrial refrigeration systems. Read More

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Metallography Committee Scholarship awarded to student in SD.

June 25, 2010

As senior student pursuing her bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering and master's degree in materials science, Teneil Ryno has been awarded Mary R. Norton Memorial Scholarship from ASTM International Committee E04 on Metallography. This accomplished student has participated in research efforts for aerospace applications used by Department of Defense, worked as metallurgical engineering intern, and conducted research through European Project Semester program. Read More

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Lifted Drilling Moratorium called positive by manufacturers.

June 25, 2010

NAM President addressed lifting of 6-month moratorium on wells in depth of 500 ft or more by U.S. District Court in Eastern District of Louisiana. Specifically, John Engler called Judge Feldman's decision "vital to our future energy independence and a step in the right direction" for a healthy economy. He cited job losses incurred by said moratorium and noted its consequences for manufacturers "who make and supply equipment, services, engines, boats and materials such as steel and concrete." Read More

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World Standards Week Dates announced for 2011.

June 24, 2010

World Standards Week (WSW) 2011 will take place October 10-14 in Washington, DC metro area. Annual celebration brings together members of standards and conformity assessment community in spirit of cooperation and collaboration. Gatherings scheduled for week include meetings of several ANSI groups and committees as well as ANSI's Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon. Also, 2011 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony will also be held during WSW. Read More

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Industrial Biotechnology Companies excel in pollution prevention.

June 24, 2010

BIO congratulated biotechnology companies and members of BIO who received Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Codexis of Redwood City, CA, in collaboration with Merck, developed greener method of producing sitagliptin, while LS9 engineered microorganism that metabolizes fatty acids and converts them to biofuel and renewable chemicals. Dr. James Liao, board member of Easel Biotechnologies, genetically enhanced microbe that ferments glucose into isobutanol and other higher alcohols. Read More

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Utah Business Leader appointed to CSBA Executive Committee.

June 24, 2010

Richard Nelson, president and CEO of Utah Technology Council, has been appointed to Executive Committee of Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA). Nelson will represent interests of CSBA members within region comprising Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. Mission of CSBA is to promote public understanding as well as advocate for public policies that support responsible development of bioscience industry. Read More

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Ag Groups applaud Supreme Court ruling on biotech alfalfa.

June 24, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court has reversed lower court's nationwide ban on cultivation of biotech alfalfa. This remands case back to District Court and then back to USDA to determine what interim measures can be implemented while agency completes environmental impact statement process. News was welcomed by coalition of agricultural organizations who had filed joint friend-of-the-court brief to Supreme Court in support of petitioners in "Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms." Read More

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AEM Hall of Fame accepts nominations starting July 1.

June 24, 2010

Announced by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), 2010 AEM Hall of Fame program seeks to create wider public understanding and appreciation of industry's historical and future roles in global economic and social prosperity. Nominations may be submitted starting July 1, 2010 and will be evaluated based on criteria critical to equipment manufacturing industry: innovation, industry contributions, leadership, corporate citizenship/social responsibility, and sustainability. Read More