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By Greg JonesDec 01, 2020

With participants’ safety in mind, IMTS turned this year’s Miles For Manufacturing 5K Walk/Run event into a virtual affair. Launched in October 2020 and running through March 2021, M4M invites members of the manufacturing community to register and run...

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By External ContributorJul 28, 2020

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is creating virtual models, or digital twins, of a Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter and a Rockwell B-1B Lancer bomber through a pair of Pentagon efforts...

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By External ContributorJun 02, 2020

Metropolitan Community College received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a distance-learning program that will train rural high school students in precision machining, a high-demand career field, according to a college...

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By External ContributorMay 26, 2020

Let’s begin by understanding what a robot is. A robot is a physical device programmed by humans to follow a set of instructions with high precision. Additionally, it could be enabled by AI, deep learning, in particular, to perform tasks that it...

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By External ContributorMay 05, 2020

The CTE Coalition — formed in March as an industry response to the ongoing career and technical education needs of high school students whose in-class learning halted amid the COVID-19 pandemic — announced the addition of 12 new partners to the group...

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By Greg JonesMar 04, 2020

Smartforce Development recently attended the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Annual Conference on Amelia Island, Fla. The most common thread running throughout the conference workshop sessions,...

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By Greg JonesJan 10, 2020

You might remember a move toward open classrooms in the 1970s. That proved to be a failed experiment due to lacking adequate structure for students and teachers alike. Today, in a few states, we are seeing similar experiments happening again with...

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