Leveraging technology used in the recently released CompactRIO 9068, National Instruments’ myRIO multi-concept tool is designed to help students understand control, mechatronics, robotics, and embedded concepts.
Two-year technical colleges are increasingly filling the skills gap by educating workers in the engineering skills U.S. industry sorely needs. During a visit to TriCounty Technical College, I learned how this college is partnering with companies such as BMW, Bosch, and Michelin to create a pipeline of skilled workers.
Beginning as an idea in 14-year-old Sam Flournoy’s mind, this automated biodiesel processor is now available for sale and can create usable diesel fuel from a combination of vegetable oil, methanol and potassium hydroxide.
From meeting with the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology to presenting at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, the Chicago-based Manufacturing Renaissance gathers a head of steam as it advocates for improved technical education in the U.S.
Dr. Gary Bertoline is Dean of the College of Technology at Purdue University and he contends that the problem with engineering education the U.S. dates back to a critical decision made in 1955. In this presentation from The Automation Conference 2013, Dr.