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Leading the Way

Microsoft pilot program for computer science learning Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools), supported by Microsoft Philanthropies, launched a partnership this August to expand high school students’ access to real-world, computer science learning. The pilot program began in the fall 2017 school year in the Kansas City (MO), Wichita, and Detroit […]

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Irons or Woods?

Virginia Beach golf course set for manufacturing facility The subject of much community debate, a Virginia Beach area manufacturer of electromechanical batteries and military components is slated to build a new facility on a former golf course. Global Technical Systems, a Virginia Beach-based provider of advanced engineering solutions for the defense and homeland security industries, […]

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Bits & Pieces

Nuggets mined from all corners of the industry Emerson gives up on Rockwell. It’s a bit surprising when a couple of Midwest folks can’t get along, isn’t it? Especially when there’s $29 billion on the table. St. Louis-based industrial-automation systems maker Emerson Electric said Tuesday it abandoned its bid for Milwaukee’s Rockwell Automation after several rejections, and […]

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A Lot of Chatter

FERC’s interim chair continues to keep everyone on edge Richard Glick, former general counsel for the Democratic Party on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Commission, joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as its fourth commissioner yesterday, as he was sworn in. Glick and Kevin McIntyre, who is positioned to serve as chair, were confirmed by the […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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Boeing Green

Hybrid planes for commuter flights said to be cleaner, cheaper Hybrid vehicles appear to be sincerely on their way from novelty to norm. Electric motors on aircraft are not entirely new, but the concept has yet to make real headway into the commercial market until this latest projection. Boeing’s mega-plant in Everett, Washington (the largest […]

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Underwater Drones

Submarine robotics company expands geographic reach Aquabotix, an emerging underwater robotics company based in Fall River, Massachusetts, announced the addition of four new distributors to its global network September 25. The partnerships aim to help support the company’s global expansion and sale of its underwater robotics products, which include some science fiction-level stuff. The company ‘bots […]

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Schooled in the Trade

New internship and apprenticeship programs continue to blossom Though they may fly under the radar, apprenticeship programs are invaluable to the American workforce, and they continue to flourish. A new training program in Iowa or Kentucky doesn’t always bring the saucy appeal of a big-time tech company headline, but that young engineer featured in it […]

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The Other UPS

Eaton, Fortum team up for Uninterruptible Power Supply solutions Eaton, the power management company with operational headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio, is releasing a reserve power supply innovation in conjunction with European energy provider Fortum. UPS—Uninterruptible Power Supply, not United Parcel Service—is centered around electrical apparatus that provides alternate, emergency power to a load upon input, […]

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Siemens Activity

German giant has an especially active week Last week saw major maneuvering from companies such as ABB and General Electric, two giants who serve manufacturers and tech industries alike. Perhaps that has made others inclined to follow suit. Siemens has had an especially active week. The German engineering conglomerate most recently turned heads early Thursday […]

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