National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

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President Obama has proposed building a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), consisting of regional hubs that will accelerate development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for making new, globally competitive products. 2013 State of the Union Address Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.. . Last year, we […]

10 Emerging Techs for 2010

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EE Times has the list of ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010.  Biofeedback or Thought Control Devices - These are already in some game controllers.  This industry will explode in the coming years.  Printed Electronics – These should be hot off the presses in 2010. Plastic Memory – I know I should not think of Legos […]

Space Hotel

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Have you ever wanted to lounge around in space for a few days?  Train on a tropical island before take off?  If so, the opportunites are starting to arise.  The Galactic Suite Space Resort is schedule to open 2012. The Barcelona-based architects of The Galactic Suite Space Resort say it will cost 3 million euro […]

Even Robots are finding it Hard to Stay Employed

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Hi everyone,  I read interesting article this morning concerning the effects of a down world ecconomy on the future of robots. With their high expense and limited functions, many companies as well as many households (especially in Japan) are staying with their humans and not employing more robots to perform their tasks. In Japan, the […]

Copper Mines and High Technology

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Copper mining in the southwestern States has a long history and many ups and downs from fluctuating prices for their products. One of the legacies of these endeavors is the common practice of open-pit mining which leaves a significant hole in the earth. The technology behind this type of mining is nothing more than removing the covering […]

Creating Learning Objects

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Last Friday’s webinar with Terry Bartelt on Learning Objects: What are they? How do you use them? went very well (despite some sound difficulties for the first 15 minutes that we tried to clear up and somehow did). If you missed it, you can find it here. For those of you who have used learning […]

How Learning Objects Saved the Day

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I was out of town last week at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY, taking a look at the new software updates for the HAS-200 by SMC corp. The HAS-200, a machine that, in essence, is a scaled down version of an automated product processing plant. It is used to train students in how […]

Manufacturing is COOL!

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Reading Karl Kapp’s blog the other day, he had a great post on Changing Attitudes on Manufacturing Jobs. This is something that I have written about before how the preception of manufacturing jobs is so last century. People have images of manufacturing jobs from the 1920s-1940s. For the most part, this is not the case. […]

High Paying Employment Opportunity

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When you think of manufacturing jobs, what do you think of? If you are in the high tech fields, you think of robotics, high skill, and high paying jobs. What do most people think? Low tech, low skill, low paying jobs. CBS News, on 3/11/08, ran a story about how untrue this is. There are […]

Program Recruitment = Customer Service

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NetWorks had a very successful webinar last Friday on Technical Program Recruitment: Ten Tips to Thinking Outside the Box. The webinar had over 100 registrants, and close to everyone showed up. Some program chairs made it a department meeting so I am sure there were more people than we knew about. One of the constant […]

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