STEM Education, Meet The New Manufacturing

STEM education and the maker movement have flooded our nation’s schools, making project-based learning much easier to mark off of the instructional “must do” checklist toward meeting new criterion and readying students for a career. Our school districts are feeling the pressure to be innovative and find new ways to engage students with technology while adhering to […]

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Great turnout for STEAM ENGINE USA panel on design and manufacturing STEAM ENGINE USA welcomed a full house of manufacturers, designers, educators, students, journalists, policymakers and others for its lively September 21st DESIGN WEEK RI panel Design and Manufacturing in RI | Powering the Next Generation of Making. The crowd of 50+ gathered in the […]

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ORNL unveils 3-D printed car and building

A researcher disembarks from a 3-D printed car unveiled as part of AMIE’s (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy) demonstration during EERE (Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy) Industry Day at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. A 3-D printed building, which uses an integrated system to share energy with the vehicle, was also unveiled […]

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Raimondo to defense industry leaders: I’ve got a plan to help your businesses


NEWPORT, R.I. — Governor Raimondo on Thursday told area defense-industry leaders that she aims to transform Rhode Island’s economy into one based on innovation. “We need to move Rhode Island to a place with more innovation,” Raimondo told the audience at the Defense Innovation Days conference hosted by the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance. […]

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NUWC Partners with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to Strengthen the Defense and Ocean Technology Sectors

NEWPORT, RI — Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, Prospective Program Executive Officer Submarines (PEO Subs) and former commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), today announced a new joint NUWC-State of Rhode Island defense commercialization partnership. This partnership will place a NUWC employee on a two-year assignment in the Commerce Rhode Island offices to jointly […]

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West Kingston ranks in top 40 nationally for attracting manufacturers

West Kingston stands out as one of the top 40 smaller markets in the country for advanced manufacturing firms seeking new locations, according to a New Jersey firm that analyzed up-and-coming markets increasingly on its radar. The only other New England location on Princeton-based The Boyd Company, Inc.’s list is Marlborough, Mass, principal John Boyd […]

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U.S. manufacturing may be stabilizing; housing gains steam


A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, a tentative sign that the manufacturing sector was stabilizing after hitting a soft patch in recent months. But the lingering effects of lower oil prices and a strong dollar will continue to constrain factory activity for a while, economists say. Other data on Tuesday […]

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Sea Corp. awarded $30M contract to support NUWC in Newport

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MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. on Wednesday announced it has received a three-year, $30 million contract to support the Electromagnetic Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. Middletown-based Sea Corp. received the award from the Naval Sea Systems Command, according to a press release. Sea Corp. is the lead contractor on the […]

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Defense export session scheduled as part of STEAM ENGINE USA

SMITHFIELD – A special business-development session for defense industry manufacturers will be held next week through STEAM Engine USA, an initiative by the R.I. Commerce Corporation that’s working to enhance economic and workforce potential by bridging the gap between designers and manufacturers. The session will be held on Tuesday at the John H. Chafee Center […]

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