Arconic Foundation announces $150K in grants supporting workforce development, STEM

The Daily Times | August 09, 2019

Arconic Foundation has awarded seven grants totaling $150,000 to nonprofit organizations in Blount, Knox and Sevier counties to further workforce development and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs throughout the region. The foundation invests its grant funds primarily in initiatives that advance STEM education and training, particularly those that prepare students and the workforce for advanced manufacturing careers, the foundation said in a news release. We are proud to support many of our longtime partners this year, including one that goes back more than 100 years - the city of Alcoa. Congratulations to them on a centennial celebration. Arconic Foundation resources will provide for historic markers that will tell the story of the city for years to come, Jeff Weida, Arconic Tennessee Operations plant manager, said in a statement.

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A team of engineers at Purdue University is developing drone technology that can assess crash sites much more quickly. This traffic slowdown or stoppage is one of the most vulnerable times for secondary accidents, which often can be worse than an original source of the slowdown, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

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A team of engineers at Purdue University is developing drone technology that can assess crash sites much more quickly. This traffic slowdown or stoppage is one of the most vulnerable times for secondary accidents, which often can be worse than an original source of the slowdown, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

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Trimble ,KTH | June 04, 2021

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