Professional Development Sessions will be featured at EASTEC.

According to SME, EASTEC manufacturing exposition and conference (May 14–16 in West Springfield, MA) will feature conference tracks focused on continuous improvement, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development. Specific sessions are to include lean manufacturing, visual management, advanced CAM tools, strategic management of automated environment, applications of reverse engineering,...

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national renewable energy lab (nrel)

Deadline for Energy Execs Applications extended to March 20.

NREL has extended the application window for 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy to March 20. Energy Execs is focused on educating business, community, and government leaders about achieving clean energy solutions using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Leadership Program and Leadership Institute- are- both designed to provide executive decision-makers with information...

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The Optical Society (OSA)

Flex-Grid System prevents optical network traffic jams.

Researchers from Spain and Japan have achieved traffic control for connections in optical networks by using flexible-grid dynamic network management system, which combines OpenFlow controller and stateful path computation element. Controller uses protocol that allows behavior of network device to be remotely configured,- while PCE finds network routes between endpoints. System will be described...

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Metal Powder Industries Federation

PowderMet2013 to highlight latest powder metallurgy trends.

Sponsored by MPIF and APMI International, PowderMet2013 annual conference will highlight latest developments and trends in metal powders, as well as powder metallurgy processes, products, and applications. Technical sessions, poster presentations, and slate of 4 special interest programs will cover range of subjects such as nano-particle processing, ferrous PM materials, thermal processing, MIM...

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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA Welcomes EPA, DOE Nominations of McCarthy and Moniz.

NEMA welcomed President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy as administrator of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ernest Moniz as Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE). NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis commented on nominees' knowledge regarding their respective duties and responsibilities and said both McCarthy and Moniz are positioned to advance and promote sound energy and...

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ISPE Conference to benchmark, advance QbD in Biopharma industry.

State of Quality by Design in the Biopharmaceutical Industry Conference will take place April 10–11, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.- Focused on benchmarking and advancing development of Quality by Design (QbD) in biopharmaceutical industry, event will feature workshops and discussions that- examine industry progress since introduction of A-Mab and steps for further adoption of QbD principles....

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American National Standards Institute

Standards help keep consumer data safe.

Developed to bolster creation of systems that process, manage, and transmit electronic health records, ISO 18308:2011 serves an important consumer protection function by setting down requirements for EHR systems. ANSI X9.8-1:2003 provides basic principles for determining minimum required security measures for international PIN management, as well as PIN protection techniques in online...

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IPC Study Shows Increase in compensation for executives.

Reporting on data from 41 North American electronics manufacturing companies, IPC Executive Compensation Study for the North American Electronics Industry 2011–2012 enables comparison of- firm's compensation levels and HR policies and practices to other companies in industry. Data is presented on executive base salaries, bonuses, and other forms of compensation/benefits. Covering 12 key...

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Restoration Industry Association

RIA Announces Speakers, Session Topics for 2013 convention.

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) will hold its 68th Annual Leadership Summit and Industry Expo from April 23–25, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to several keynote addresses and presentations from key industry leaders, there will be education sessions covering topics – from emerging restoration technologies and legal issues in today's work environment to creating successful sales...

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National Association of Manufacturers

First Group of Veterans completes GSTW program.

The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with GE, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Alcoa Inc., Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, celebrated accomplishments of the first group of U.S. veterans to complete classes from the Get Skills to Work program.- With an estimated 600,000 open manufacturing jobs across America, GSTW is joining major manufacturers and educators to help close the...

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