Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 8-14: IMTS technology, Robotics and 3D printing, STEM fundraiser, more
Articles about the first two days of IMTS 2014, a STEM fundraiser in Chicago, salt research, and STEM opportunities for students were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, September 8-14. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
1. Attendance, technology booming as IMTS opens in Chicago
Day 1: Pre-registration tops 100,000 as attendees hear about 3D printing, workforce development issues.
2. Robotics, 3D printing take center stage at IMTS
Day 2: precision an important factor, whether building a 3D model or programming a robot.
3. STEM fundraiser for young students
The Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E), an innovative STEM program serving grades K-5 will hold its first fundraiser at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) on Sept. 11, 2014.
4. The power of salt for renewable energy
MIT study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater.
5. Building America's future: students, STEM, and the global economy
Keynote speaker, Vince Bertram, speaks to Chicago students about opportunities in STEM careers and engineering.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, September 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.
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