Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 15-21: Leaders Under 40, Schneider Electric, safety data collection, more

Articles about the 2014 Leaders Under 40, Schneider Electric moving its corporate HQ, safety data collection, STEM education, and understanding cavitation were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 15-21. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

09/22/2014


1. 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40 Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 15-21

Control Engineering and Plant Engineering announce the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Leaders each have a story to tell about their path into manufacturing. Read about them here.

2. Schneider Electric moves corporate HQ to Massachusetts

Boston One campus in Andover will house new R&D center as part of the opening of its new North American research and development center.

3. Safety data collection process as important as what's collected

Take the system beyond paper to process hazard analysis.

4. STEM education for kids from underrepresented communities

The Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E), an innovative STEM program serving grades K-5, held its first fundraiser at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) on Sept. 11, 2014.

5. Understanding cavitation: friend or foe?

We are going to discuss the destructive side of cavitation, a dynamic force almost always unwanted and unexpected.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.



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