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PTDA generates interest in industrial distribution careers.

Industrial Careers Pathway® initiative is taking major steps to ensure next generation of employees considers a career in industrial distribution. In 2015, ICP connected with close to 12,500 students through career fairs and local events and reached close to 3 million 16-24 year olds through social media promotions. To help continue the momentum, 53 organizations and individuals have funded...

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LIA offers Desktop Evaluator software.

Unlike web-based Evaluator, Desktop Evaluator will be available on USB drive, from which it can be downloadedÂ- to computer. Laser Safety Officers will be able to perform a number of repeated calculations based on ANSI Z136.1 American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers — including maximum permissible exposure, optical density, nominal ocular hazard distance, nominal hazard zone, and...

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ANSI Accredited Committee reaffirms C78.1430 standard.

NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 reaffirmed C78.1430 Slide Projector Lamps, Condensing, Dichroic, 1.65-in. (42 mm), Integral Reflector, Rim Reference Tungsten-Halogen Lamps with GX5.3 Bases. Standard defines dimensional limits and other physical characteristics required to ensure commonality and interchangeability and to assist in proper application of projection lamps.

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Four Industry Volunteers receive IPC Rising Star Award.

Recognizing leadership and supportÂ- of IPC standards, education, advocacy and solutions to industry challenges, 4 IPC Rising Star Awards were presented at IPC APEX EXPO 2016. Recipients included Steven Bowles of L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems, Stan Rak of Continental Automotive GmbH, Matt Turpin of Zentech Manufacturing, and Peter Zhou...

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NIST Optomechanical Transducer links sound, light, radio waves.

Published in Nature Photonics, researchers at NIST developed piezo-optomechanical circuit"Â- that converts signals among optical, acoustic, and radio waves. According to one of said paper's co-authors, Kartik Srinivasan, this device might enable detailed studies of interactions and foster development of phononic circuitry that can be modified with photons. "This work," said Srinivasan,...

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BIO World Congress on Biotech will feature NSF SBIR companies.

In partnership with National Science Foundation (NSF), BIO will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-funded, early-stage industrial biotech companies at BIO's 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (San Diego, CA from April 17–20).Â- BIO's Brent Erickson explained that, Through the SBIR grant program, qualified companies can move forward and bring...

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Paper Competition Announced to celebrate World Standards Day 2016.

SESÂ- - Society for Standards Professionals and U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day Planning Committee are co-sponsoring annual paper competition for individuals in U.S. standards community. Authors may choose to address 2016 World Standards Day theme of Standards Build Trust" or another domestic (U.S.) or international topic of their choosing. Top Prize is $2,500, and submissions are...

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Dr. Roy Swift Represents Workcred, CTI at ATP conference.

Roy Swift, Ph.D., executive director of Workcred, recently appearedÂ- as panelist at Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Innovations in Testing 2016 conference in Orlando, FL. Speeches and presentations drew attention to need for better alignment between industry, education, and credentialing community. Dr. Swift spoke on behalf of Workcred and Credential Transparency...

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LIA Profiles New President and Board of Directors.

LIA announcedÂ- Lin Li as 2016 President, Paul Denney as President-Elect, Stephen Capp as Treasurer, Milan Brandt as Secretary, and Robert Thomas as Immediate Past President. Those serving on LIA's Board of Directors from 2016–2018 will be Clive Grafton-Reed, John Hunter, Stefan Kaierle, Yongfeng Lu, Eric Mottay, Robert Mueller, Andreas Ostendorf, Rajesh...

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NREL raises rooftop PV technical potential estimate.

Using detailed light detection and ranging data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulations tools, analysts at NREL have updated theirÂ- estimate of total U.S. technical potential for rooftop photovoltaic systems to 1,118 GW of capacity and 1,432 TWh of annual energy generation, equivalent to 39% of nation's electricity sales. Analysis...

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