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Rodney Weber, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, stands in his lab alongside several consumer-grade 3D printers. Courtesy: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech
Discrete Manufacturing November 14, 2019

Particles emitted by 3-D printers can have negative environmental effect

Researchers at Georgia Tech and UL Chemical Safety have found the particles emitted from 3-D printers can have a negative impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) in facilities.

By Josh Brown
Stephen M. Goldberg, senior project engineer, Matrix Technologies Inc., served as CSIA executive director for two years. Courtesy: Matrix Technologies Inc.
System Integrators November 10, 2019

Great engineering includes more than engineering

Integrator Update: Is that really an apples-to-apples quote comparison? System integration firms have audits based on best practices and benchmarks to ensure business and professional services are at the highest level. A 25-year-old association for education and information sharing helps.

By Stephen M. Goldberg
AI and Machine Learning November 8, 2019

Artificial intelligence in construction can improve productivity

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the construction industry, which has the lowest productivity rate of any manufacturing industry.

By Deana Totzke
Diagram shown cybersecurity attack stages through humans. Courtesy: Dan Capano
Cybersecurity November 6, 2019

The human asset in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity education: Human hacking, the compromise of human assets, is often the first step in a cybersecurity breach, even if or when technical systems are secure. Help coworkers and those in your supply chain to avoid being the entry point for attack. Learn attack methods, five attack types and five prevention techniques.

By Daniel E. Capano
Funding from the National Science Foundation will help create technology-based solutions to support emergency response worker safety and performance. Courtesy: Justin Baetge, Texas A&M Engineering
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2019

Improving emergency response operations with adaptive learning and robots

Researchers are working to accelerate the use of new technologies in emergency response by developing an adaptive mixed-reality learning platform designed to help first responders to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

By Alexandra Salazar
WPI researchers (from left) Soussan Djamasbi, Jeanine Skorinko, Winston Soboyejo, Cagdas Onal (principal investigator), Yunus Telliel, Jing Xiao, Pratap Rao and Jane Li with the Baxter research robot. Courtesy: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Robotics October 28, 2019

Researchers win grant to study workplace human-robot interaction

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers have secured a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant focusing on research and training related to the adoption of robotic assistants in the workplace.

By Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
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Safety October 26, 2019

Safety council discourages cannabis use for safety-sensitive positons

The National Safety Council (NSC) has called on employers to restrict cannabis use for workers in safety-sensitive positions regardless of the state's position in a policy position.

By National Safety Council (NSC)
Courtesy: CFE Media
Robotics October 22, 2019

Robots’ impact on manufacturing jobs

New robots will be able to create savings in manufacturing and plug short-term gaps while also help creating future jobs.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Workforce Development October 9, 2019

Workforce development, batteries

The October issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on workforce development through universities and colleges and battery safety.

By Jack Smith
Scheduled to open in time for fall semester 2021, Gonzaga's $56 million facility will contribute to a total of more than 270,000-square-feet dedicated to classroom and laboratory education for STEM disciplines. Courtesy: Gonzaga University
Educational September 30, 2019

Construction launched for STEM facility at Gonzaga

Gonzaga University launched construction of its $56 million Integrated Science and Engineering facility, which will enable faculty and students to engage in important significant theoretical and applied work in a learning environment.

By Gonzaga University