Autodesk provides student grants for STEPS Academy
As part of its ongoing commitment to foster the next generation of engineering professionals, Autodesk, Inc. announced this week a financial donation to the Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Academy.
As part of its ongoing commitment to foster the next generation of engineering professionals, Autodesk, Inc. announced this week a financial donation to the Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Academy established by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation and Project Lead the Way for middle-school students. The grant will be used to sponsor one student at each of the 62 STEPS Academy programs scheduled across the United States this summer.
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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.
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