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Bring the magic of STEM education to your community on ‘Girl Day,’ February 25

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

To inspire and encourage girls’ interest in STEM education, DiscoverE Engineering is sponsoring “Girl Day” on February 25 to encourage STEM pros to organize initiatives and activities for girls in their communities.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / February 17, 2013

• South African packaging company Nampak plans to double production capacity at its glassmaking unit by January next year as it seeks to become a more dominant player in South Africa. The company would add a third furnace to its existing glass production line at a cost of $112.3 million, doubling the capacity to 200,000 tons…

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$20M in public-private advanced manufacturing grants announced

By / October 16, 2012

Credit: NIST. Readers may recall that the Obama administration’s Material Genome Initiative is actually just a piece of the broader Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative. Several days ago, we reported how on how NSF just announced $12 million in grants for MGI-related projects. About the same time, the federal Department of Commerce was also getting into…

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Federal budget 2013 — What the proposed budget is offering for science R&D

By Eileen De Guire / February 20, 2012

Trends in federal research and development budgets. Credit: OSTP. Last Monday, President Obama delivered his FY’13 budget proposal to Congress, and today, OSTP chief John Holdren is appearing before the House’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology to offer comments about the civilian science and technology pieces of the proposed budget. The OSTP has posted…

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