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SWE Honors Frances Hurwitz with 2014 Achievement Award

Press Release - Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

10/28/2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its 2014 Achievement Award on Frances Hurwitz, senior materials research engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.The Achievement Award, SWE's highest honor, is awarded to a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made an outstanding contribution to her field. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: Partnering for STEM: The National Educator's Workshop



Mel Cossette, Principal Investigator, National Resource Center for Materials

10/1/2014


Training the future workforce is critical to our nation’s economy, especially in the areas of manufacturing and material science. Edmonds Community College (EdCC) and the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEdU), which is housed at EdCC, are dedicated to this initiative through the annual National Educator’s Workshop (NEW) event, which is produced by MatEdU. Full Article

SME Speaks: Supporting the T&E in STEM



Brian A. Ruestow, President, SME Education Foundation

10/1/2014

In the last 10 years, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has garnered a lot of attention without debate on the application of that knowledge; lately, even the White House has thrown itself into the mix with its plan to invest $2.9 billion in 2015 to better equip students to excel in STEM. Full Article

Everybody Wants to Drive the Robot: Students Explore Manufacturing at IMTS 2014



Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff

9/11/2014

Students from middle school to college level gathered in Hall C at McCormick Place during the jam-packed IMTS show to see what the industry has to offer.The Smartforce Student Summit – which welcomed more than 17,000 students this year, according to an event representative – gave the next generation a chance to learn, through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and conversations with professionals in fields to which they might aspire. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: Chicago Models Detroit STEM Program



Barbara Kensey

9/1/2014

“The earlier you introduce concepts of math, science and technology to young people, the greater the likelihood they will develop an interest and desire to pursue those disciplines as career options.” So says Kenneth Hill, president and founder of the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). That’s what he believes now and that’s what he believed when he co-founded the award-winning Detroit Area Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (DAPCEP) nearly 40 years ago. Full Article

New Study from Tooling U-SME Reveals Serious Execution Gaps Related to Key Manufacturing Initiatives



Press Release - SME

9/10/2014

New research supports there is a direct connection between a skilled, highly trained manufacturing workforce and organizational improvements that boost the bottom line. According to Tooling U-SME’s Manufacturing Insights Report: Winning Practices of World-Class Companies, conducted by the MPI Group, world-class companies are outperforming others in large part because they manage and train differently. Full Article

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