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• A Harris Interactive survey showed that 85% of youth are not interested in a future engineering career, reported American Machinist. Students aged 8 to 17 said they preferred “a more exciting career than engineering” and did not “feel confident enough in their math or science skills.
• A Harris Interactive survey showed that 85% of youth are not interested in a future engineering career, reported American Machinist. Students aged 8 to 17 said they preferred “a more exciting career than engineering” and did not “feel confident enough in their math or science skills.” Interestingly, “the largest number of kids ranked math (22%) and science (17%) as their favorite subjects.”
• ASHRAE unveiled a prototype building energy label at its 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky. The labeling program, “Building Energy Quotient” will be implemented this fall and focuses solely on energy use, unlike existing programs. ASHRAE currently is working with major real estate developers and hopes for a widespread launch of the full program in 2010.
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ASIS International 55th Seminar and Exhibits, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.
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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