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.
Despite the recession, manufacturing industries continue to grow and the demand for highly skilled workers is on the rise. In order to inspire the next generation to meet this demand, AME is reaching out to schools across the U.S. to promote student growth and rewarding careers in manufacturing.
Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:22
In the following video, Beth Goodbaum, lead reporter of IMT Career Journal, ThomaNet, interviews Matt Quigley at Festo's U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge, Long Island, N.Y, about his journey from beginning as an intern to becoming an engineer.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:05
During a session entitled Preparing for the Future Workforce at the recent ARC Advisory World Forum, a panel discussed how manufacturing companies deal with--or soon will deal with--retirement of many skilled, experienced engineers, technicians, and operators, and replace them with the "millennial generation" with its distinctly different learning and working tendencies.
National Instruments has worked in collaboration with educational suppliers to provide classrooms with small-scale replicas of real-world systems, such as roll-chassis dynamometers and electrical smart grids.
It all starts with TOYS! Debbie Sterling Lewis, inventor, engineer, and CEO of GoldieBlox, says that she felt she needed to do something to encourage young girls to go into the engineering field. Right now 89% of professionals in engineering are male, yet 50% of the world population is female.