Engineering Education

The Latest Industry News From The Folks Who Know I4.0

The newest edition of trends magazine from the global automation leaders at Festo features industry certification, the changing vocations of Industry 4.0, the cobot revolution and a spotlight on Germany’s oldest sparkling wine cellars ultramodern production technology and much more. Access the magazine here to read all these great articles: Changing Vocations Ready 4 Success… read more

Register for the 2018 Massachusetts CAD Summit for Educators!

Registration is now open for the annual Massachusetts CAD Summit hosted by AET Labs at Minuteman High School on December 5th 2018. An annual meeting coordinated by Technology Consultant, and veteran CAD educator Mark Lyons, this PD event is always a great opportunity for camaraderie, networking, and illumination on the latest in CAD for the… read more

Extreme Redesign 2019 Is On!

  It’s that time of year again! Our friends at Stratasys and GradCAD are pleased to announce Extreme Redesign 2019, a global quest that challenges innovative students to use 3D printing to redesign and improve an existing product or design an entirely new one that addresses an unmet demand. This is a great opportunity to… read more

Blackstone Valley Education Hub Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

On September 18, 2018 Massachusetts’ Blackstone Valley region celebrated the long-anticipated opening of the Blackstone Valley Education Hub (BV Ed Hub) in grand fashion. The ambitious project, which has been in the works for nearly two decades, aims to equip area students with highly-sought-after advanced manufacturing skills to meet local industry demands. The BV Ed… read more

Pathfinder Tech Achieving Success with Stratasys and GrabCAD Print

Pathfinder Regional Technical High School in Palmer, Massachusetts wanted to incorporate 3D printing into its curriculum while making the technology easy to access for all students. With the Stratasys F170 and GrabCAD Print, the school was quickly able to integrate easy-to-use professional 3D printing into the classroom.  WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE MAKING Justin Bren is a CAD… read more

AET Labs’ Mark Lyons Collaborates on New Blackstone Valley Education Hub

The Stars Align for Learning Center at Linwood Mill Suddenly, significantly, amid the most oppressive heat of early summer and after years of fits and starts, arrives the refreshing news that the “Blackstone Valley Education Hub” at the Linwood Mill on the Mumford River will indeed finally burst onto the scene. “We even have a… read more

Siemens & Festo Didactic take aim at the manufacturing skills gap

Joint Press Release June 20, 2018 Siemens has partnered with Festo Didactic to offer the new Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which will help students, instructors and learning institutions combat the skills gap in the rapidly changing manufacturing industry. As automated systems become more complex, the need for qualified people with knowledge of integrated… read more

Festo Mechatronics Apprentice Program Celebrates its First Graduates

Festo Didactic, Sinclair Community College, TechSolve and five companies in the Cincinnati tri-state area (Art Metal Group, Clippard Instruments, Festo Inc., MQ Automation, Nestlé) created a two-year Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program to help employers develop the skills and workforce that are missing in companies today. Graduates are now working full-time with their employer and putting the… read more

New Industry 4.0 Certifications at PHCC could fill employee pipeline.

  From a press release on FESTO’s new FI4.0CP certification program. Originally published by Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation:   May 10, 2018 MARTINSVILLE, VA – Robotics, automation, and human-machine interface are among the workforce skills needed for the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, where cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and… read more