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Middle Schoolers Prepare for Lunar Landings at Jackson Robotics Event

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by Nikos Frazier | nfrazier@mlive.com

SUMMIT TWP., MI -- The 30th season of the FIRST Tech Challenge has been announced and Jackson County middle schoolers were at Jackson College on Saturday to brainstorm and strategize.

Focusing on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, this year's challenge is a "Rover Ruckus."

FCA Helps Students Explore, Invent Tomorrow’s Next Big Thing

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No one knows what the future holds, but for several weeks this summer FCA opened windows of opportunity for employees’ school-age children to dream big and think creatively about what the future could and should look like.

High-End Woodworking Company Improves Energy Efficiency and Performance with New Vacuum Pumps

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by Greg Marciniak

Modern Woodcrafts creates architectural interiors for a variety of retail, institutional, corporate and hospitality spaces. Their recent projects include renovating the Tiffany & Co stores in the Bal Harbor Florida shops, and furnishing and installing the perimeter fixtures and custom showcases for Lux Bond & Green’s fourth retail location.

Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, Supports Four Engineering News-Record Award-winning Projects

Providing sustainable solutions to design more energy efficient projects in California
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Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, provided sustainable design and commissioning services to support four projects that recently won Engineering News-Record (ENR) California awards.

As Large Corporations Go Green, Utilities Are Feeling the Loss

Renewables give big companies greater cost controls, reduced carbon footprints
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It’s been a headache-inducing nexus of active regulation, distributed energy and environmentalism for some electric utilities. Plunging costs of solar power and growing concerns of climate change are inspiring swelling ranks of the largest private and Fortune 500 companies pursuing not only aggressive renewable energy goals for sustainability purposes but also cost effectiveness and resiliency. 

Integrating Renewables in the Grid: A Snapshot of Progress

With the right tools and guidance, utilities can manage large-scale renewable integration successfully
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.

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The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Construction Industry

By David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel
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The idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will take our jobs and eventually conquer the world makes for a great summer blockbuster, but this fear of AI-robot overlords is grossly exaggerated. 

Altron Arrow Mobilize Youth Skills Development in South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa – In June, Altron Arrow partnered with Resolution Circle to educate 120 South African students in engineering, mobile phone skills and battery repairs.

After building a relationship with Resolution Circle, the companies set out to reach hundreds of South African unemployed youth by upskilling student interns with practical workforce learning skills and micro business development training.

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