Posts Tagged with ‘Students’

Selling the Next Generation on Manufacturing

September 11, 2015

There is a skills gap in manufacturing as well as a need to tell the “real tale” of what manufacturing is, to both students and their parents. Manufacturing has become a slick, technical, high-end, and very clean industry, and it offers a new world of opportunity. This Reuters article discusses how many students are getting in early […]

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John Wood Community College Recognizes CPT Students

July 20, 2015

John Wood Community College (JWCC) recently recognized students who have earned their Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certificate as part of the college’s Certified Production Technician program. This article includes video of a great Quincy Journal TV interview with William Stuflick, Dean of Career, Technical & Health Education. In it, he discusses jobs in manufacturing, […]

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Northern Illinois Regional Peer Mentoring Conference

June 16, 2015

The Northern Illinois Regional Peer Mentoring Conference takes place on June 16 in Naperville. High school, community college and university faculty, staff, and students who participate in peer mentoring programs are invited to attend. The event will feature speakers, networking opportunities, and breakout sessions. Topics will address how to start a program, challenges, best practices, […]

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CubeSat Challenge

May 27, 2015

A new challenge was recently posed to aerospace engineers and students in the GrabCAD community. The goal is to re-think the design of the CubeSat, a standard small research satellite, using 3D printing technology. GrabCAD is the world’s largest community of mechanical engineers. The challenge is being sponsored by Stratasys, a leading provider of 3D printing […]

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Students Compete with Robots for FIRST Competition

May 1, 2015

St Louis, MO recently hosted over 18,000 students, aged 6 – 18, from all over the world to compete in the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship. FIRST is a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire interest in science and technology among young participants. The FIRST Championship was held at various […]

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Kishwaukee College Showcases Collision Repair Technology Excellence

December 23, 2014

On December 11, Kishwaukee College’s Collision Repair Technology (CRT) program hosted a contest for students of their CRT 114, Introduction to Coating and Painting class. The contest was to see who could provide the highest quality top coat painting and refinishing on an automotive hood. Judges included INAM (Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing) and Kishwaukee […]

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University of Illinois Students Design Wheelchair and Start New Company

December 12, 2014

A new wheelchair design has been developed by two former U of I students. Seeing an opportunity to provide wheelchair users with more efficient operation, Marissa Siebel and Scott Daigle developed a new design. This wheelchair uses gears similar to a bike to improve mobility and speed. A fellow student, and wheelchair user, Joshua George, was […]

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Student Veteran Stats

November 15, 2014

Check out some interesting statistics about veterans in undergraduate programs. This interesting document, provided by the American Council on Education, outlines research addressing who the student veterans are, where they are, what types of educational programs they are involved with, and more. Click here to view the PDF.

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Peoria Students Get Up Close Look at Manufacturing

October 23, 2014

Peoria area students recently got an excellent opportunity to attend a local annual manufacturing expo. The event took place at the Woodruff Career and Technical Center where area manufacturers provided demonstrations, exhibits, and networking opportunities. Over 800 students from 30 local high schools had a rare chance to get their hands on robots, 3D printers, […]

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Students See the Future at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show

September 17, 2014

Last week McHenry students got an excellent opportunity to see what is new in the world of advanced manufacturing, as well as a glimpse of what will be in store for the future by attending the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago. The trip was sponsored, in part, by McHenry County […]

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