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New FAA Aircraft Tracking System is implemented in Juneau..
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
May 5, 2010 FAA has implemented Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAM) that allows air traffic controllers to track aircraft along mountainous approach to Juneau, AK. System enables controllers to decrease separation between planes to 5 nautical miles. Utilizing network of sensors that uses signals to detect aircraft transponders, system displays locations of planes onscreen. It will serve as backup in event of GPS outage when Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast is deployed nationwide in 2013.
ANSI Medal honors contributions to conformity assessment.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
May 5, 2010 ANSI has announced that a medal has been added to Institute's annual Leadership and Service Awards. Gerald H. Ritterbusch Conformity Assessment Medal honors distinguished service in promoting understanding and application of conformity assessment methods as means of providing confidence in standards compliance for the marketplace. Award was established in honor of Gerald H. Ritterbusch, retired director of standards and regulations at Caterpillar and former chairman of ISO TC 127.
Four New Members were welcomed by ANSI in April.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
May 5, 2010 New members welcomed by ANSI in April 2010 included CDE - Centro De Vigilancia Normas Y Patentes, The Longaberger Company, SlipNOT Metal Safety Flooring, and Unilife Medical Solutions, Inc. According to ANSI director of membership development Brian Meincke, these new members will "gain access to information and business intelligence that is not available elsewhere." Membership also fosters relationships that increase influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions.
DOE Honors NREL for 20 years of Science Bowl support.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory    Washington, DC 20024-2157
May 5, 2010 US Department of Energy (DOE) presented National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with 2 awards for its 20-year support of National Science Bowl. Awards were given by Energy Secretary Stephen Chu at finals for Science Bowl Competition in Washington D.C. In addition to honoring NREL's consistent sponsorship, awards honored NREL Education Programs Coordinator Linda Lung for her organization of middle school competition and running of middle school hydrogen and solar car races.
BIO Report shows industry growth despite recession.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 5, 2010 Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Initiatives 2010 shows that U.S. employment in bioscience sector reached 1.42 million in 2008. Average bioscience job paid $77,595 in 2008, while each one generated additional 5.8 jobs in national economy. According to report, rapid growth was fueled mainly by research, testing, and medical laboratories. States continue to implement policies/programs to support bioscience development despite facing challenging fiscal conditions.
BIO Elects New Officers and welcomes new board members.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 5, 2010 BIO's Board of Directors elected new officers and 9 new board members at BIO 2010 International Convention. BIO's Board of Directors is composed of members of Governing Boards for each of BIO's four sections: Health, Emerging Companies, Industrial and Environmental, and Food and Agriculture. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood commented, "Each of these individuals brings vision, energy and experience to BIO and the industry it represents."
John Spengler receives EPA Environmental Achievement Award.John Spengler receives EPA Environmental Achievement Award.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 5, 2010 John Spengler, Ph.D, Principal of Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc., was presented Lifetime Achievement Merit Award by U.S. EPA at 40-year EPA Earth Day Celebration. Award recognizes effort both John Spengler and George Buckley have made in engaging students and shaping current thinking on environmental matters. Dr. Spengler also serves as Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation within Department of Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health.
Industry Awards recognize excellence in automatic ID, data capture.
AIM, Inc.    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
May 5, 2010 AIM is seeking nominees for annual Automatic Identification and Mobility industry awards, which will be presented during 2010 AIM Expo on November 3, 2010 in Chicago, IL. While all pertain to Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry, specific awards target executives, scientists, and engineers (Dilling); individual or organization (Percival); professor or student (Ted Williams); and member of print or broadcast media (Excellence in Journalism).
SAE's 2010 World Congress experienced great success..
Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)    Warrendale, PA 15096
May 5, 2010 With Ford Motor Company as host company and Magna International as Tier One Strategic Partner, SAE International's World Congress realized and exceeded its goals. Attendance topped 10,000 with representatives from 46 nations, nearly 70% of attendees work in engineering or executive disciplines, and nearly all major OEMs were represented. Exhibition featured 100+ companies on show floor and 1,000+ technical papers, as well as AVL Technology Leadership Center and FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum.
UL announces certification program for photovoltaic system installers..
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)    Northbrook, IL 60062
May 5, 2010 UL Personnel Certification Program for solar photovoltaic (PV) system installers will be available beginning July 2010 through UL University. Geared towards licensed electricians, program aims to satisfy need to improve safety and performance of PV systems through more qualified workforce. Organization will also open full-service campus at its RTP laboratories in Raleigh, NC, with training and personnel certification programs in various categories.
NAM Chief Economist comments on ISM Manufacturing Report.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
May 5, 2010 According to ISM Manufacturing Report, PMI index rose to 60.5 in April, the highest level since June 2004. Improvement was broad-based across all manufacturing industries with increases in production, new orders, and employment. Export component of report remained at near 2-decade high last month, underscoring how exports continue to lead economic recovery. However, while most manufacturing sectors have moved into recovery, industries connected to housing have continued to struggle.
NEMA's North American EBCIs remain at high levels in April.
North American Die Casting Association, The (NADCA)    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
May 5, 2010 According to NEMA's business confidence survey, economic environment facing electrical equipment manufacturers continued to show strong improvement in April. While the Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current North American conditions was unchanged in April at 71.7, it matched its highest monthly level since May 2004. EBCI for future North American conditions advanced 2.2 points to 73.9 in April, reflecting widespread sentiment that improvement will persist through summer.
World Accreditation Day Paper Competition has extended deadline.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)    New York, NY 10036
May 5, 2010 World Accreditation Day paper deadline has been extended to May 14, allowing extra time to submit entries before judging period begins. Paper submissions, which should be no longer than 2,000 words, need to highlight value of accreditation in facilitating acceptance of products, services, and professional credentials across borders. Concrete examples should be cited that demonstrate how globally accepted conformity assessment solutions have enabled trade and opened new markets.
2010 Outstanding Partner Award is given to Emerson by SME.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
May 5, 2010 Emerson received SME Education Foundation's 2010 Outstanding Partner Award, which was presented to senior vice president Robert M. Cox, Jr. on April 19 at SME Education Foundation Board of Directors Dinner. Bart A. Aslin, foundation director, SME Education Foundation said, called Emerson "an extraordinary organization," noting their continued support of foundation itself as well as its youth programs. Aslin added, "We're grateful for their support."
AASHTO Meeting focuses on next generation rail equipment.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials    Washington, DC 20001
May 5, 2010 AASHTO's Next Generation Equipment Committee met in Chicago, IL with over 200 domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers of passenger rail equipment. Meeting was major step toward creating jobs as part of high-speed intercity passenger program, according to John Horsley. Made up of members from state transportation departments, FRA, and Amtrak, committee aim to develop specifications and procurement strategies for next generation of passenger rail cars and equipment.
AWWA's Drinking Water Week 2010 kicks off.
American Water Works Association    Denver, CO 80235
May 4, 2010 Throughout Drinking Water Week 2010, AWWA will highlight what "Only Tap Water Delivers," drawing special attention to drinking water quality, water safety and conservation, and importance of water infrastructure. To commemorate occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates, and others will celebrate through school events, public presentations, and community festivals. They will also provide communities with tips for protecting water supplies and conserving resources.
NREL Assessment highlights green utility power leaders.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory    Washington, DC 20024-2157
May 4, 2010 U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) annual assessment of leading utility green power programs indicates there are 850+ utilities across U.S. that offer green power programs. Utility green power sales in 2009 exceeded 6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) and represent more than 5% of total electricity sales for some of most popular programs. Wind energy represents ~2/3 of electricity generated for green energy programs nationwide.
ASC Membership enables participation in standards development.
Laser Institute of America (LIA)    Orlando, FL 32826
May 4, 2010 By joining Accredited Standards Committee Z136, individuals can participate in development and revision processes of Z136 laser safety standards. Membership on consensus body, referred to as the Committee, consists of organizations, companies, government agencies, and individuals and is open to anyone with direct interest in its activities. Majority of members belong to one or more of the standards and/or technical subcommittees where primary development and maintenance of standards takes place.
Northern California LIA Chapter heard climate change presentation.
Laser Institute of America (LIA)    Orlando, FL 32826
May 4, 2010 On April 21st, Northern California LIA Chapter hosted 50 industry professionals to hear Dr. Ken Caldeira talk on climate change and its impact on this world. Caldeira researches ocean acidification, climate effects of trees, intentional climate modification, and interactions in global carbon/climate system. His presentation reviewed natural and man-made contributions to global warming, including scientific and socioeconomic perspectives of various options for dealing with said issues.
BIO Releases Keynote Session Statement for annual convention.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 4, 2010 BIO released statement that 2010 BIO International Convention keynotes are open only to attendees with Full Convention or Full Daily Registration Access and special guests. Alternate programming is available for members of media. Running May 3-6, 2010, BIO International Convention is being held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

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