advanced manufacturing

New York News
6:20 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Gillibrand Touts Importance Of STEM Education On Visit To Community College

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand addresses students at Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today toured Fulton Montgomery Community College to visit a program focused on nanotechnology. The New York Democrat is advocating for STEM education among women and minorities.

Senator Gillibrand visited FMCC’s Center for Engineering and Technology, Electrical Technology – Nanotechnology program. She spoke with students about the importance of STEM education at a school that is geographically positioned between two nanotechnology hubs – SUNY IT’s Nano Utica and Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

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New England News
1:32 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Study Addresses Manufacturing Climate in Berkshires

Daniel Hodge, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute, explains the study's findings to Berkshire County leaders.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A study released today in Pittsfield, Massachusetts identifies manufacturing growth opportunities for a region that has seen job loss in the sector since the 1980s.

The Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, or PERC, joined with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in its Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Study. PERC’s President Jay Anderson says the $70,000 study didn’t produce anything earth shattering.

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