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Power Switching Safety Conference scheduled for Aug 27-28.

June 19, 2012

EPRI's 16th Annual Power Switching Safety and Reliability Conference offers opportunity for managers, supervisors, and operations personnel to exchange information about switching policies and procedures that contribute to improved safety and reliability. Conference addresses variety of issues, including detailed switching procedures and associated software, programs for training, audits and incident investigation as well as management strategies and policies. Read More

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Workforce Diversity Panel will convene at 2012 BIO convention.

June 18, 2012

Taking place June 18 at 2012 BIO International Convention, Diversity Summit will feature thought leaders of industry, education, and government discussing how to foster and recruit more diverse workforce in biotechnology industry. Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, commented that diverse scientific workforce, racially and ethnically, would help strengthen scientific disciplines and enhance discovery, promoting economic prosperity and healthier lives. Read More

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IPC Executive Summit to highlight high speed technologies.

June 18, 2012

"Electronics in the Fast Lane: How High Speed Technologies are Changing the Game," will be theme of IPC Executive Summit, August 21-22, 2012. Event will be held in conjunction with IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition(TM), giving attendees opportunity to see latest in equipment, processes, and materials. It will begin with keynote presentation, "Electronics Industry and Economic Trends," by Randy Bane, vice president and chief economist, Applied Materials. Read More

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BIO unveils intellectual property rights report.

June 18, 2012

At 2012 BIO International Convention, BIO will unveil findings from report titled "Taking Stock: the Gains of Global Biotechnology Research from IPRs." Report will bring together experts to discuss how IPRs have affected innovation and development of new biotechnologies in develping countries and whether they contribute to growth in partnerships and other models of collaboration between biotechnology R/D actors such as universities, SMEs, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Read More

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SME Announces Student Challenge winners.

June 18, 2012

"Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge" winners were announced by SME at Mfg4 - Manufacturing 4 the Future. Teams comprising 3-6 students and one teacher work with local manufacturers and become familiar with products made and processes used. River Valley Technical Center (Springfield, VT) won first place, New Vision-Cecor at Orange-Ulster BOCES technical school (Ulster Country, NY) took second place, and Windham Regional Career Center (Hinsdale, NH) was awarded third place. Read More

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CEA announces Eureka Park Challenge finalists.

June 18, 2012

CEA announced that 10 companies have been selected as finalists in Eureka Park Challenge at CE Week, scheduled for June 27-28, 2012. Over course of 2 days, judges will interview each finalist and view demos of their products, services, or apps. On closing day, each finalist will have opportunity to make final pitch on stage before live audience. Grand prize winner will receive free booth in specialized Eureka Park TechZone at 2013 International CESĀ®. Read More

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Clean Air Act Standards updated for flares, process heaters.

June 18, 2012

U.S. EPA standards informed by input from stakeholders, including industry, address new flares and process heaters at petroleum refineries. Maintaining public health benefits while reducing costs, final rule provides industry with compliance flexibility and ensures companies can make routine operational changes without triggering new requirements. Updates will reduce emissions of SO2, NOx, and VOCs. As co-benefit, standards will reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 2 million tons/year. Read More

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Proposed Standard to address buried pipe coating repair.

June 15, 2012

ASTM WK36282, Guide for Selection of Coating for Repair and Rehabilitation of Buried Pipe Coatings for Nuclear Power Plants, is being developed by Subcommittee D33.02 on Service and Material Parameters. Standard will address function of buried pipe coatings, plant systems that may include buried pipe, generic types of field-applied buried pipe repair and refurbishment coatings, and in-situ factors that affect selection of field-applied buried pipe repair and replacement coatings. Read More