CHICAGO -- Leading electronics technology distributor Newark element14 announced it has donated components and tools to help Team Ursa Major to complete its entry into the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition. This is the second consecutive year that the distributor has sponsored the Hammond High team, located in Maryland’s Howard County.
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Competition was started in 1989 by well-known inventor Dean Kamen to motivate and encourage students to learn leadership skills and pursue opportunities in science, technology and engineering. This year’s challenge, “Rebound Rumble”, was launched on January 17th and gives competing teams just six weeks to design, build, and program a robot to collect and shoot basketballs. For Team Ursa Major, the first of several rounds of challenge “playoffs” begin on March 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
“We’re proud to support the goals of FIRST and invite all the teams to use the resources of our engineering community to advance their projects,” said Quintin Komaromy, Senior VP, Marketing, Newark element14. “element14 provides access to a wide range of technical information, expertise, products and services within a collaborative online environment. They can even find a download of a recent Dean Kamen webinar on innovation that we sponsored.”
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.