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Electric flight training program, other aviation news in growing sector One half of the Solar Impulse team that was first to circumnavigate the globe in an electric/solar-powered airplane in 2016, Andre Borschberg is a renowned aviator. His current project, H55, is a training-based program that debuts this Friday in Switzerland. A press conference unveiling the […]

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KidWind Challenge 2019

280+ U.S. students put their handcrafted wind turbines to the test at AWEA Being one of the best in the nation was the goal each of the 58 middle school teams and 24 high school teams set out to achieve while competing at the 2019 National KidWind Challenge in Houston May 21-23 as part of […]

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Engineering Education

News & notes from the schools and universities around the country This week, we’re updating our readers on a number of noteworthy developments in the fields of engineering education. These items reflect an ever-important aspect of bridging the skills gap, providing resources for workers in the trades, and helping businesses in associated industries prepare for […]

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Proof of Purchase

Manufacturing index hits lowest point in ten years, new orders contracted for first time since 2009 The U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell by more than two-points to 50.5 in May, the lowest level since Sept. 2009, according to IHS Markit. New orders contracted for the first time since August 2009. The overall index has […]

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Agriculture Bill

Trump administration delivers $16 billion “bailout” to farmers We could take credit…but it wouldn’t be very convincing. Plenty of U.S. citizens anticipated some form of reaction from President Trump after weeks of vocal criticism of his administration and Congress had amplified from the agricultural sector. You certainly didn’t have to be a journalist to predict […]

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Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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Record Re-a-shore-ance

Initiative brought back over 145,000 jobs to U.S. in 2018, per report In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in history, up 38% from 2017, according to The Reshoring Initiative, a Sarasota, Fla.-based organization focused on bringing jobs back to the United States […]

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Live From AWEA 2019

Windpower 2019 in Houston is incorporating more than wind Electrical Apparatus is in Houston for the country’s premier wind power event this week, and there’s plenty to see. The show has expanded each year to cover more than just the wind industry; almost all sectors of renewable energy are being represented and/or discussed this year. […]

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Electro-Federation Canada

Rebranded association strives for ‘smart’ sector applications A year after rebranding, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has ‘powered up’ to roll out its brand further, unite the Canadian electrical industry and showcase all of its ingenuity and innovation, per a May 10 press release. The organization intends to strive for applications in the ‘smart’ sectors: automation, the industrial […]

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Wind Turbine Repairs

AWEA’s Windpower expo next week in Houston could be a great place to start If you’ve been skeptical of the potential for servicing wind turbines, look no further than this statistic for encouragement. Livonia, Michigan’s own PSI Repair Services, Inc., recently surpassed 40,000 repaired wind-turbine parts for the wind energy market, following a busy 2018. […]

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