Since 1991, the Collegiate Inventors Competition has been recognizing and rewarding students and their advisors for research and innovations that could lead to patentable inventions. This year, full-time undergraduate and graduate students will compete in separate categories with separate cash prizes. The grand prize of $50,000 (plus $10k to the advisor), along with other cash prizes, will be awarded to the winning student or student team this fall in New York City. Deadline for the competition is June 1. Visit www.invent.org for more information.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.