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Bullish on Rhody innovation

In August, Scott Jensen, director of the R.I. Department of Labor & Training, called manufacturing a “bright spot” in the state economy. Jensen and Donna Murray, Rhode Island’s chief labor statistician, noted that 42,300 manufacturing jobs in July were the most in...

SENEDIA IT/Cybersecurity Internship Program

SENEDIA IT/Cybersecurity Internship Program

Exciting Opportunity from our friends at SENEDIA: SENEDIA is continuing to offer an exciting opportunity for Rhode Island college and university students and companies alike: an IT /Cybersecurity Internship Program to provide experiential learning opportunities for...

The Real Impact of Manufacturing Day

The Real Impact of Manufacturing Day

That time of year when area manufacturers open their doors to the young and old alike to expose them the great things that the industry is doing in our state is coming up soon. It’s Manufacturing Day, which officially occurs on the first Friday in October (Oct 7,...

Manufacturing as a Vacation Destination

Manufacturing as a Vacation Destination

By Mark Schmit, NIST MEP National Accounts Manager Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. I suppose that’s why there’s such a thing as summer reading; it starts in grade school and extends a lifetime (or so goes the theory). My initial attempt at summer...

Help make the 2016 RI Mini Maker Faire a reality!

Help make the 2016 RI Mini Maker Faire a reality!

We wanted to pass along a message from our friends putting on the 2016 RI Mini Maker Faire – please read: AS220 needs your help to ensure the RI Mini Maker Faire – a family-friendly festival of invention and creativity staged by AS220 – can return to downtown...

From Makers to Manufacturers

From Makers to Manufacturers

By Dave Cranmer, Deputy Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Make (n) – to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc. Manufacture (n) – the...

Polaris MEP Launches Manufacturing Innovation Challenge

Polaris MEP Launches Manufacturing Innovation Challenge

Over $1 Million Available to Rhode Island Manufacturers May 25, 2016 – SMITHFIELD, RI – Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), a division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, launches today at World Trade Day the Manufacturing Innovation...

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