Academy plays central role in developing tomorrow’s STEM leaders

AF.mil | August 01, 2019

A recent article in Forbes noted the highest percentage of people in leadership positions with science, technology, engineering and math degrees and control huge organization aren’t CEOs, which might be who the reader might expect - it’s four-star generals in the military. Devin Cate, the director of the Air Force’s Test and Evaluation directorate, said that trend is likely to continue as leaders at all levels of the military prepare for a complex 21st century battlespace. We need to create a community of young engineers and scientists focused on cybersecurity, energy delivery and electronic communications, Cate said. Airmen will have to be comfortable operating advanced weapon systems or working in a command and control center, and they will need that strong technical background.

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Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Thanks to our friends at ENC, part of Advantage Business Media, we have an infographic emphasizing why women in STEM are needed more than ever before.

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Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Thanks to our friends at ENC, part of Advantage Business Media, we have an infographic emphasizing why women in STEM are needed more than ever before.

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Atwell expands into Mid-Atlantic with acquisition of Ben Dyer Associates, Inc.

Atwell | December 05, 2022

In its second transaction this quarter, Atwell has acquired Ben Dyer Associates, Inc., a 60-person engineering firm based in Maryland. Ben Dyer Associates specializes in civil engineering, land planning, and surveying services for land development and redevelopment projects throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition expands Atwell’s reach into the US Mid-Atlantic region and will strengthen Atwell’s ability to support a variety of land development projects, including single and multi-family residential, commercial, and industrial. Ben Dyer is also experienced in the power and energy market, enhancing Atwell’s ability to support solar projects on the east coast. “Atwell and Ben Dyer share a similar business strategy – we guide and advise our clients through every stage of a project from concept to completion, This acquisition supports an expansion into a new region for Atwell and is another meaningful advancement of our long-term strategic growth.” -Brian Wenzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atwell. Alignment of culture and values is incredibly important for us, said Steve Mauersberg, President of Ben Dyer Associates. Ben Dyer and Atwell share a joint vision of improving our communities, helping our clients achieve success, and providing opportunities for our employees. The company founder, Ben Dyer, entered private practice as a registered professional engineer and land surveyor in 1935. In 1952, the company was incorporated as Ben Dyer Associates, Inc. Mauersberg began his career with Ben Dyer Associates in 1986. Every president’s career has spanned more than three decades with the company. “We’re excited to welcome the members of Ben Dyer to the team, We believe that Ben Dyer is the right firm for expanding our geographic footprint while continuing to provide expert service to our land development clients.” -Bill Anderson, Vice President of Land Development in the US East at Atwell. Atwell continues to expand its geographic footprint, service offerin-gs, and capabilities through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Last month, Atwell financed the acquisition of Cross Surveying, a 28-person land surveying firm based in Florida. About Atwell, LLC: It is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm with technical professionals located across the country totaling more than 1,400 team members. Creating innovative solutions for clients in industries such as real estate and land development, power and energy, and oil and gas, Atwell provides comprehensive turnkey services including land and right-of-way support, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, environmental compliance and permitting, and project and program management.

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Dassault Systèmes and Samsung Heavy Industries Cooperate to Establish a Smart Digital Shipyard

DASSAULT SYSTEMES | November 29, 2022

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY) today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung Heavy Industries, a global leader in the high-tech shipbuilding sector, to create a “smart yard” based on new digital transformation technology with the aim to establish a fully digital shipyard and a competitive edge. The smart yard is designed to optimize the shipyard operations’ scheduling and execution as well as streamline and automate the flow of information required for construction, to accelerate production and assembly operations. Samsung Heavy Industries can better meet the booming demand for liquefied natural gas carriers by improving its capacity to produce them and shortening their delivery time. By introducing model-based systems engineering, Samsung Heavy Industries can design more sophisticated and sustainable vessels requiring more automation, new systems and propulsions, and higher safety and control. MBSE, which is already a standard product development method in the transportation and mobility, aerospace, and high-tech industries, will enable Samsung Heavy Industries to strengthen its competitiveness in the ship development process and accelerate this process thanks to full traceability from concept to production. “Automation systems are proven to greatly affect business efficiency across all industries. A smart yard in the shipbuilding industry will also help reduce construction costs and improve the quality of ships, We plan to accelerate innovation in shipbuilding.” -Jung Nam Lee, DT Director, Samsung Heavy Industries. The cooperation with the Smart SHI team of Samsung Heavy Industries will allow Dassault Systèmes to organize a consultative group for digital transformation to define and validate new processes and tools required to achieve the smart yard. This will involve Dassault Systèmes’ core technologies and experts from its local office and global headquarters. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform-based smart yard will support a unique digital thread integrating various data sources and real-time operations information. Connecting the virtual twins of ships and the virtual twin of the shipyard, automating and standardizing business processes with artificial intelligence, and optimizing planning and operations within the shipyard and with the supply chain will enable smart innovations for both production methods and production execution. “It is essential for Korea’s shipbuilding to accelerate its transformation with new and advanced technologies that allow it to keep its leadership in productivity and quality for complex vessels, and we are proud to support SHI in this journey, Through our cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries, we’re given an opportunity to introduce and implement our outstanding marine industry solution experiences, and achieve a new paradigm in the shipbuilding industry in Korea.” -François-Xavier Dumez, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes. ABOUT DASSAULT SYSTÈMES: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production to achieve a more sustainable world for patients, citizens, and consumers. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

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Stantec selected to design the California High-Speed Rail extension from Merced to Madera

Stantec | December 20, 2022

Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been selected to design the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s extension from Merced to Madera, a key section between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The extension covers 33.9 miles and will include 40 structures. The Merced to Madera design contract is valued at US$41 million, which is expected to be delivered over about two years. Stantec will finalize the project configuration footprint, advance design work to refine costs and travel-time enhancements, and map right-of-way needs and utility relocations. The Merced to Madera section is the key junction that will connect the 500-mile-long project between the Bay Area and Los Angeles. “The California High-Speed Rail Authority has embraced a goal of guiding the evolution of California’s transportation infrastructure into a vibrant, dynamic system that not only achieves an attractive mode of transportation for our communities but serves as an important economic driver within California, We are proud to be part of a better and more sustainable transportation future for California.” -Jose de Jesus Martinez, project/contract manager Stantec. The project will be partially funded by US$25 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. “High-speed rail is going to improve the transportation landscape in California, with the potential to impact transportation on a national level, We see the future of transportation as clean, green, and better designed for passengers and communities. California High-Speed Rail is a significant step in the right direction.” -Brian Norris, transportation business line leader Stantec. Stantec has worked with California High-Speed Rail for eight years, including as project/construction manager on Construction Package 2-3. For this project, Stantec will lead a team of local, international, Small Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise firms. Major rail projects at Stantec California High-Speed Rail is one of many large-scale transit projects currently supported by Stantec. The firm is the lead engineer on the US$1.9 billion Long Island Rail Road expansion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, which will modernize the busiest commuter line in the United States. In Chicago, Stantec is leading the design of the Chicago Transit Authority’s US$2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Program. Stantec was also selected to provide infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction services on Montreal’s Réseau express métropolitain (light rail network), one of Quebec’s most important public transit projects. In Ontario, Stantec is the technical advisor on the Hurontario LRT and the Ontario Line—both major projects within the province’s CAD$28.5 billion capital investment in transit. About Stantec Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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