A hands-on experience
How do you make engineering come alive for young people? Give them the tools to make their ideas come alive
Question: How do you get kids excited about a career in engineering?
Answer: Make it fun.
How does an airplane’s wing create lift ? How can a light wind make a bridge collapse ? What does it take to build an electric motor ? These are some of the questions sixth-grade students from Pennsylvania’s Middletown Area Middle School were able to answer during a week-long event held at Phoenix Contact’s Middletown, PA, headquarters.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey