The next generation of science standards
The Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) are designed to progress science education and integrate engineering.
It will be interesting to see how The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and initiatives are implemented across the country. Even more interesting to our firm will be the design response to help the progress of science education and finally integrating engineering.
The NGSS were developed by 26 states and their broad-based teams together with a 41-member writing team and partners throughout the country.
“Science concepts build coherently across K-12. The emphasis of the NGSS is a focused and coherent progress of knowledge from grade band to grade band, allowing for a dynamic process of building knowledge throughout a student’s entire K-12 scientific education."
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.