Tag Archives: engineering

Plug Ambassadors

MIT is making outlets smarter and safer using the Internet of Things Internal arc resistance is a major part of electrical safety, right down to the ground floor of household appliances. The identification and containment of internal arc faults is the main duty of switchgear, which is built with the ability to withstand them. New […]

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A Blessing for St. Pete

St. Petersburg College gets training grant When Rick Scott is handing out grants, it probably helps to have apostolic power on your side in order to reel one in. The Florida governor awarded more than $22 million in state funding to various sites spanning a pinwheel of industries Wednesday—including a technical workforce program for St. […]

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Spring Into Seminars

EASA announces 2018 educational schedule The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule Monday, January 22. This year’s training options will hit three major American cities from mid-April to early May, covering essential, concrete electric motor repair topics from the world-renowned international trade organization consisting of approximately 1,800 electromechanical sales and […]

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Shujinius at Work

Lighting pioneer wins energy award In our upcoming February issue, EA will take a detailed look at building efficiency—including the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and its LEED certification program. This program includes a number of different elements to foster green performance in both commercial and residential structures, including duct and insulation, envelope design, […]

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Train Derailment

Fatal Amtrak crash in Washington state exposes safety oversight An Amtrak train derailed in Dupont, Wash., along the Cascades route just outside Olympia and Tacoma, on Monday morning, killing three people and injuring more than 70. There were about 80 passengers total on board. Seven crew members were on duty. In the process of derailing, it […]

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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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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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Hard Hat, Lunch Bucket

Alaskan veteran awarded for electromechanical experience Joel Spano, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an Eagle River (AK) resident, was given the Hard Hat of the Year Award for 2017. Spano was awarded the prestigious accolade in the construction field for “his dedication to public service and eagerness to accomplish more to support […]

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Motion Scoops Numatic

Acquisition adds more automation experience Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., announced today the acquisition of Numatic Engineering, the Los Angeles-based robotics company. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1st, according to a Motion press release sent to EA Thursday. Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has sixty years of experience selling and supporting […]

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UT-Austin Grid Project

$1.6 million challenge likened to “rebuilding a ship while at sea”  In a project intended to diversify the electrical grid and bolster training in Texas and beyond, the Department of Energy, UT-Austin, and a number of Texas businesses will team up in a $1.6 million industry-university-government triumvirate. The money will go to the Center for […]

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