- Posted by LDonia on 06/17/2013
Meghan McKeefry and Blue Wilson, Field Coordinators with the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), attended two advanced manufacturing conferences last week in Madison, WI: the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC); and, the International Manufacturing Science Engineering Conference (MSEC). The joint conferences attracts academic, industrial and government participants from over 25 countries.
Middle school students from New Glarus, Wisconsin stopped by Thursday and spoke with AAM staff about U.S. manufacturing and how to read product labels for "Made in USA" products. The New Glarus School teaches engineering starting in middle school and continues during high school where the students can earn college credits.
Keynote Speaker Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E., Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, spoke about manufacturing being critical for economic prosperity and national security of the United States. Kurfess served as Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the U.S. President. He talked about the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), which President Obama discussed in the 2013 State of the Union Address.
The conference concluded Friday, and AAM staff toured Harley Davidson Powertrain Operations.
Pictured is Blue Wilson and New Glarus, WI Middle School students talking about Buy American and how to look at your labels.
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