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1 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

2 Pack Expo: Automation and Education (September 2018)

Ask any exhibitor at Pack Expo International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo (Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place, Chicago) why they're there, and you'll probably get the same response: end users.

3 Battle Bots - Victorian Edition (April 2017)

Airships, gears, robots, steam power and buzzer-beating theatrics highlight the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition known as FIRST Steamworks.

4 Showing Up Is Half the Battle (March 2017)

For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

5 Hands-On Hydraulics and Pneumatics (February 2017)

Action Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power Industry in the latest STEM educational effort from the National Fluid Power Association.

6 Kids Love Technology (October 2016)

Kate, a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has a genuine interest in manufacturing, so it was natural that she attend IMTS. But the other three? My kids? Well, let’s just say that their interests lie elsewhere. Matt, also a sophomore, is studying business at UW-Platteville. Emily, a sophomore in high school, wants to join the Peace Corps. Renee, an eighth grader, wants to be a surgeon.

7 Mind Sport (September 2016)

Here’s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: It’s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an “up-and-coming” lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the village’s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.

8 He Shoots, He Scores! (April 2016)

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as scoring a goal. Here at Power Transmission Engineering, our goal is to provide you with as much relevant educational and technical material as possible, and every issue we strive to cover the subjects of power transmission and motion control from as many different angles as possible, so that no matter your job title, and no matter your industry, if gears, bearings, motors and related components are important to you, we’ve got you covered.

9 Girls Love Science (April 2015)

Hi. My name is Renee. I’m 12. You might remember me from about a year ago, when my dad wrote about me and the home-made motor project we did together (“Make the Connection,” February 2014).

10 The American Industrial Renaissance (December 2014)

At SKF, we believe in the longterm development of the U.S. industrial economy. The reindustrialization is supported by a strong university-based research network, a competitive workforce and energy supply from domestic energy resources. However, there are still challenges, particularly regarding the availability of skilled labor. Business, education and governments have a responsibility to work together to ensure this is not the bottleneck in U.S. industrial development. I am particularly pleased with and support the work the National Association of Manufacturers is doing in this area.

11 Encouragement and Enthusiasm (December 2014)

In the Stott household, we love math. Well, maybe not everyone in my household loves it equally, but since they were in kindergarten, whenever one of my children asked me for help with math homework, my reply has been an instant and cheerful “We love math!”

12 Das (Human) Kapital (August 2014)

Columnist Brian Langenberg provides a current outlook update, key findings from a recent energy sector conference, and takes another look at education and employment.

13 Train to Maintain (April 2014)

Is industrial maintenance another lost art, or is there hope that we can train the next generation of maintenance professionals?

14 Good Purchasing Personnel Are a Priceless Investment (March 2014)

Seems simple enough doesn't it? It is most decidedly not. Indeed, one can make the case that--aside from uppermost management (or ownership)-- no one else in a heavy/high-tech manufacturing concern has more ownership of the company's everyday needs and necessities than the purchasing department.

15 Fluid Power Free-for-All (February 2014)

IFPE offers the right balance of technology and education.

16 Make the Connection (February 2014)

Recently I had a disturbing conversation with a colleague here at the office. During the conversation, it became clear to me that my co-worker -- a really intelligent guy whom I respect a lot -- had no idea how even the most simple electric motor works.

17 Buying In to Commodity Buyers (October 2013)

The challenge facing OEM procurement organizations is that the organizations themselves need improving before they can be proficient in a cost reduction program.

18 You Go, Goldie Girl (June 2013)

New doll and toy set geared for inspiring young engineering misses -- not misters.

19 Carnage and Mayhem 101 (June 2011)

What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”

20 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.

21 PTRA Looks to the Future (February 2010)

Southern hospitality may not be the focus, but the Power-Motion Technology Representatives Association (PTRA) will experience just that and more at its 38th annual conference in Charleston, SC. Members will explore the theme of “Impacting the Future” through educational presentations and amidst networking opportunities, intimate social events and the annual golf tournament.

22 Start, Design and Market Your Engines (December 2009)

Honeywell and SAE team up for a unique middle school initiative.

News Items About education

1 AGMA Promotes Blassingame to Vice President, Education Services (January 18, 2019)
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Casandra Blassingame to vice president, educat...

2 EPTDA Preps for Two Educational Events in 2018 (December 21, 2017)
As part of the EPTDA Academy, the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical P...

3 Voith Donates Toward Education Project in Tanzania (July 12, 2017)
In its 150th anniversary year, Voith is donating 150,000 euro to the charity organization Theirworld to launch six new Voith Code Clubs i...

4 Epic Launches STEM Education Initiative (April 27, 2016)
A local St. Louis engineering firm has launched a new STEM Education initiative for elementary school aged children.Epic Systems, In...

5 Bosch Rexroth Presents Educational Resource Kits (January 2, 2014)
Bosch Rexroth is offering educational resource kits to help machine builders, systems integrators and manufacturing end-users address eng...

6 Siemens Supports Diversity through STEM Education (May 29, 2013)
In a survey conducted by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine, Siemens has been named a “Top Sup...

7 Techno Releases Educational CNC Machines and Curricula (May 25, 2012)
Techno's newly revised eight-page educational brochure, Educational CNC Machines and Curricula, the H803, contains information on sta...

8 Motoman Increases Education and Training Programs (March 28, 2012)
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) recently announced the opening of the Motoman Robot Laboratory at the Southern Indiana C...

9 Thomson Expands Education Center (April 22, 2011)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has expanded its Online Thomson Education Center with four new technical training videos to help machine builder...

10 SME Invests in Manufacturing Education Centers for High Schools (March 8, 2010)
  Tomorrow's global leaders will have to be tech-savvy and ready for advanced manufacturing jobs requiring skills in electronics...

11 National Science Foundatin Establishes Welding Education and Training Center at Ohio Community College (July 10, 2007)
Lorain County Community College (LCCC) was named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program, establishin...