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Indiana College Qualified
to Train Motoman-Robot Operators
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Ivy Tech Community College campus in Columbus, IN, has been named a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (Merit) Center. Through the Merit program, community colleges and universities can become an extension of the Motoman training department. Ivy Tech will deliver the company’s DX100 basic programming course, with possible expansion to include other courses and additional Ivy Tech campuses throughout Indiana; www.ivytech.edu
. Motoman is online at www.motoman.com
Grant to Prepare Engineers to be Entrepreneurs
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $75,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation to fund the second part of a program aimed at providing engineers with entrepreneurial skills and experience. In the first phase of the program, WPI used a $50,000 Kern grant to create a new course titled Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as two workshops to teach instructors how to integrate the subject into their courses. Second-phase activities will aim to broaden the reach of entrepreneurship education at WPI.
The Kern Family Foundation seeks to provide every engineering student with some level of entrepreneurship education, through its Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network of engineering schools; www.keennetwork.com
. Learn more about WPI at www.wpi.edu
Yarde Metals Opens Livonia Facility
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A 14,400-sq.-ft. facility is the new home of Yarde Metals in Livonia, MI, a metals service center headquartered in Southington, CT. Yarde, which now numbers 17 U.S. branch locations, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.; www.yarde.com