Global marathon for women engineers
24 hours of virtual online programming "follows the sun" around the globe.
The fourth annual "Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering," providing information and insight for women worldwide on careers in engineering and technology, will "follow the sun" and the business day around the globe from noon EDT Wednesday, March 26, to noon EDT Thursday, March 27.
The 2008 Global Marathon at www.eweek.org features six continuous four-hour blocks of virtual online programming, kicking off in North America and proceeding westward through five additional regions: Mexico/Latin America, China, India, Africa/Middle East, and UK/Europe before returning to North America for closing ceremonies.
The 24-hour marathon of webcasts, Internet chats, and teleconferences will connect an international community of women in engineering, technology, and other professions with expertise in a variety of disciplines on the benefits and wide ranging possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each presenter will lead a 30- to 60-minute presentation with postings and questions from participants worldwide. All sessions and presentations will be archived for future access.
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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