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Automation April 6, 2020

The future of industrial automation training

Smarter workers: Think beyond the limitations of the human brain to help industrial automation and industrial automation education. Use the brain outside your brain (BOYB) to “know” things not previously learned.

By Jon Breen
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Cybersecurity March 26, 2020

Five tips to stay cyber secure when working remotely

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are working remotely to avoid getting sick. Consider these five tips to make sure your cyber hygiene is as strong as your physical hygiene.

By Rishbha Bhagi
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Robotics March 23, 2020

Better safety practices for collaborative robot operations

Manufacturers have developed solutions to keep human workers safe from the potential risks collaborative robots bring on the plant floor.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology COVID-19 engineering impact survey, March 12-17
Research March 19, 2020

Poll results: Coronavirus, COVID-19 impact on engineers and industry

Coronavirus impact data was collected from March 12 to 17 from visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites. Half of respondents’ business have negative effects; half have supply chain problems. Results cover impact on business, company responses, travel, future outlook, government strategies and other topics.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Discrete Manufacturing March 17, 2020

Coronavirus reveals weaknesses, potential opportunities in supply chain

Even in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus), manufacturers still need human workers to manage the supply chain. The need for more automation and information is an opportunity for manufacturers.

By ABI Research
Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space. Courtesy: Omron Automation Americas
Mechatronics February 12, 2020

Donation made for mechatronics lab at university

Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space.

By Omron Automation
Trilogy Education announced the launch of a cybersecurity boot camp in partnership with Arizona State University's (ASU) Continuing & Professional Education, which is geared toward adult learners. Courtesy: Arizona State University
Educational January 25, 2020

Cybersecurity program launched at Arizona State University

Trilogy Education announced the launch of a cybersecurity boot camp in partnership with Arizona State University's (ASU) Continuing & Professional Education, which is geared toward adult learners.

By Trilogy Education
PhD student Yan Xiong, Professor Sanat Kumar, Postdoc Jason Kahn, Professor Oleg Gang, and PhD student Brian Minevich, all members of the Soft Matter Lab at Columbia Engineering. The group made and partially characterized various optical and enzymatic materials to demonstrate a new nanofabrication platform. Courtesy: Columbia University
Discrete Manufacturing January 19, 2020

Nanofabrication platform developed for directing components into 3D arrays

Scientists establish new nanofabrication platform for directing nanomaterial components of different natures into 3D arrays with prescribed organizations; demonstrate new enhanced optical and catalytic functionalities

By Holly Evarts
Golden Richard III, LSU computer science professor, associate director for cybersecurity at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT). Courtesy: Louisiana State University
Cybersecurity January 15, 2020

University receives cybersecurity training grant

LSU Engineering received a $3.4 million National Science Foundation Scholarships for Service (SFS) grant, which will fund 21 scholarships in cybersecurity training over a five-year period.

By Louisiana State University
With almost half of automation engineering professionals having achieved a bachelor’s degree as the highest level of education, those respondents’ average total take-home pay in 2018 was $115,793. Source: Control Engineering
Research January 12, 2020

Learning about the automation engineer

Five findings from the Control Engineering 2019 Career and Salary Study as it relates to automation engineers and their feelings on their profession.

By Amanda Pelliccione