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Robotic Arms Make Adaptive Manufacturing That Much Easier

Thanks to high functioning robotic arms, weaving composite parts from long strands of light and strong carbon fibers could make life in the manufacturing industry that much easier.

The Annual RoboBoat Competition Continues to Gain Momentum Nationally in STEM Fields

The Annual International RoboBoat Competition has become more nationally known as the STEM workforce get closer and closer to retirement age and industries are looking to fill the gaps before its too late.

AutomationDirect Named STEM Education Awards Finalist

On September 11, 2014, The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced AutomationDirect a Finalist in the Corporate Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.

Three-Week Program for Chicago Students in Englewood Stirs Interest in STEM

While Englewood in Chicago, IL may not have the best reputation nationally, one program, SEEK, is changing that this summer.

Team "Final Cut" Slashes Competition For National Robotics League Title

NRL Program Director Maureen Carruthers boasted that the students had a great time at the competition and were introduced to the world of manufacturing in the 21st century.

Aerotech: 99 Problems But Vibration Ain't One

The fellas at Aerotech put together a rap about common motion control issues. So?  Who said motion control professionals weren't exciting?

Lego and National Instruments to Overhaul STEM Education in America

Lego invests in redesigning the STEM revolution. They have maintained a relationship with National Instruments for over 20 years with the purpose of bringing hands-on learning to children in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines and continue to push for modern learning styles.

Apple Steals Competitors' Engineers

New product development for Apple means a high-demand for engineers and managers at the plant level to continuously monitor these developments from its suppliers and manufacturers.

ASCO Numatics Scholarship Program Awards $10,000 to STEM Students

U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering are invited to apply for this program that awards $5,000 scholarships to two students and an additional $1,000 grants to those student's college engineering departments.

4FX Design, CimQuest INGEAR Enhance FIRST Robot Competitions

In this blog entry, Rob Spiegel, senior editor of automation and control for DesignNews, discusses a fullproof system developed by 4FX Design that used alternative software solutions from CimQuest INGEAR to help students program do-it-yourself robots.