The IIE (www.iienet.org) is hosting a product management seminar specifically designed for engineers on March 24-25, 2005. Participants will be asked to create an initial plan for a project at their own facility and present it for seminar discussion. When they finish the seminar and return to the workplace, they will be further ahead than when they left, the IIE says.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.