Collaboration between Lauren Mfg., Kent State leads to job opportunities

Lauren Manufacturing is launching its Tuition Assistance Program as a means of offering production department employees the opportunity to earn funds toward their education at either Kent State University Tuscarawas or Buckeye Career Center. The three entities worked together to develop a program that helps Lauren Manufacturing grow its workforce while giving those employees a

ICP coordinates nearly forty career events in 2016

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) assisted dozens of volunteer “ICP Ambassadors” to participate in 39 career events across North America in 2016. Any employee of an industrial distribution company with membership in one of nine ICP Alliance Partner trade associations can become an ICP Ambassador by volunteering. ICP Ambassadors are encouraged to represent their respective companies,

Roland DGA to Showcase Education-Enhancing Technologies at ACTE CareerTech Expo

Roland DGA, a provider of wide-format printers, rapid prototyping 3D milling machines and other innovative digital devices, will be showcasing its latest technologies at the ACTE CareerTech Expo, December 1-2, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visitors to booth 1020 can get a firsthand look at some of Roland’s latest product introductions in action,

Phoenix Contact engineers visit the classroom

Phoenix Contact engineers shared their love of science with students this week. As part of the company’s National Engineers Week celebration, several engineers taught sixth-grade science class at Middletown Area Middle School in Middletown, Pa. This is the 10th year that Phoenix Contact has partnered with the school to show how theory and practice can

ITI announces Model Based Design/Model Based Manufacturing online workshop

International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) announces a one hour online workshop titled, “Recommendations for Planning, Designing and Implementing Model-Based Design (MBD) / Model-Based Manufacturing (MBM).” The workshop is derived from ITI’s latest white paper written in conjunction with Dave Baum, formerly of Raytheon. Baum has led the development and commercialization of new products in a variety

Eaton and Pentair collaborate to provide hands-on industrial heat management education

Power management company Eaton and Pentair, a diversified global manufacturer, today announced a collaboration to integrate Pentair’s complete suite of industrial heat management solutions into Eaton’s Houston Experience Center. The installation will provide a hands-on learning opportunity within a true application environment, helping industry professionals gain a solid understanding of industrial heat management technology, maintenance

FIRST program hopes to challenge younger generations

Editorial Director Paul J. Heney spoke to FIRST creator Dean Kamen for Design World’s January leadership issue, which sparked an interest into exploring the education side of careers in design and engineering. An interview between Assistant Editor Michelle DiFrangia and FIRST President Don Bossi delves deeper into the FIRST program and the advantages of early

Project-based education creates excitement among students

FIRST President Don Bossi has previously discussed the FIRST program and its importance to Design World, but expanded onto education in general and the importance of math and science in American schools. “When it comes to math, science and other STEM topics, I wouldn’t say that the education system is exactly doing what we’re hoping

ANSYS Provides Free Engineering Simulation Software To Students Worldwide

Students around the world now have free access to the same leading engineering simulation solutions used by top organizations and professional engineers to create the most advanced products on the planet, thanks to ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS). Released today, ANSYS® Student is a free, introductory academic software package for students interested in learning the fundamentals of

Dean Kamen on making the world a better place through engineering

by Paul J. Heney, Editorial Director For the January issue’s Leadership spotlight, Editorial Director Paul J. Heney profiled master inventor and engineer Dean Kamen. Kamen is also well…

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igus celebrates National Robotics Week at the 2nd annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party

igus, founder of the yes (Young Engineers Support) Program, will be wrapping up National Robotics Week with an educational celebration at the 2nd annual Robot Block Party, April…

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Bishop-Wisecarver continues STEM support as Diamond Supplier of FIRST Robotics Competition

Bishop-Wisecarver Group continues its longstanding commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as a Diamond Supplier for the 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®). In addition, the company is sponsoring four California-based FIRST® teams to help fund their projects and travel to regional competitions. Designation as a Diamond Supplier means Bishop-Wisecarver has donated between

AutomationDirect supplies automated trophies for state robotics competition

AutomationDirect supports STEM education, including competitive robotics at the local, regional and national levels. For the second year in a row, in addition to sponsoring the annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS) competition, AutomationDirect also provided the very unique trophies awarded to the winners. GRITS is a one-day event, produced by GeorgiaFIRST Robotics,

Winners announced for third annual STEM education awards

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) announced that AutomationDirect has been named as the Corporate Outreach category winner for the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards. The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and

AutomationDirect named a STEM education awards finalist

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced that AutomationDirect has been named as a Finalist in the Corporate Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards. The Technology Association of Georgia’s 3rd STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies

Rogers Corporation Releases Video on Innovation Center Opening

Rogers Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts on March 25. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center, which is located within Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.

Maplesoft’s Möbius Project Goes Public After a Successful Pilot

Maplesoft recently announced the next phase of The Möbius Project, an initiative to support teaching and learning. This project makes it easy to create rich, interactive mathematical applications, share them with anyone, and grade them to assess understanding. After a four month pilot program, The Möbius Project is now available to the public. The goal

Opto 22 Sponsorship Benefits Chemical Engineering Students

University of Utah’s Department of Chemical Engineering has received $108,000 in state-of-the-art control system tools and software from industrial automation company Opto 22. This generosity is the most recent example of the company’s ongoing support of the university’s chemical engineering students in their laboratory courses. Opto 22 develops and manufactures hardware and software for applications

Quality Transmission Components Donations Components for SAE BAJA Competition

Quality Transmission Components announces the donation of various industrial automation components to the Memorial University SAE BAJA student team, enabling the students to better compete against other Universities in this internationally recognized engineering competition. Positive Impact The students at Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland will benefit from the team building that a competition like

Misumi USA Kicks Off 2012-2013 University Program

MISUMI USA, Inc. will offer its exclusive University Engineering Program to mechanical engineering department heads and professors at top colleges and universities across North America. The University Program is designed to partner with higher education in order to assist engineering student teams as they plan, design and build successful senior projects, many of which will

Exlar Announces Second Year for Engineering Scholarship Program

Exlar Corporation recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to four distinguished local area high school graduates planning to pursue engineering degrees. The recipients include: Jacob Anderson of Chanhassen who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kevin Knapp of Minnetonka who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Monica Lasley of Eden Prairie who will be attending

CGI Sponsors Youth Robotics Competition

CGI, Inc announces their pledge towards becoming the main event sponsor for the Northern Nevada FTC® Championship Tournament February 24-25 at Carson City High School, Carson City, NV. Founded by Dean Kamen in 1992, FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that

Bishop-Wisecarver Teams up with FIRST® as a Diamond Supplier of the FRC® Robotics Competition

Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation has teamed up with FIRST® as a Diamond Supplier of the FRC® Robotics Competition and is supporting three high school robotics teams in the San Francisco Bay Area for both FRC and FTC challenges. FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is a nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen

Misumi to Co-Sponsor 2012 ASME Innovation Showcase

Misumi USA, Inc. will partner with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a sponsor of the 2012 ASME Innovation Showcase (IShow). Held annually, the IShow competition provides entrepreneurial teams of college students with a platform to compete for seed money to advance their efforts to further develop, package and market their innovative products or

Phoenix Contact Invites American Students to Participate in International Automation Competition

American engineering students can put their automation skills to the test in Phoenix Contact’s xplore New Automation Award competition. Phoenix Contact has sponsored the contest in Europe since 2008, and this year the company expanded the competition to the U.S. The contest challenges students to design an automation solution for nearly any application they choose.