We are excited to continue the journey of democratization by enhancing our engagement and communication model with our members – our key to the success of CESMII. To that end, we are recasting the biweekly member calls to a broader, more national membership format to allow members to hear more perspectives and have follow up conversations with more members.
We are going to start the transition to these monthly National Membership calls starting April 14/15 by hosting two calls, one for the western half of the country and the other for the eastern half. Each of these meetings will have focused agendas respecting the time taken by our members away from their work.
Expect further communications the week of April 6 th from CESMII with specific meeting times and logistics.
CESMII RECOGNIZED BY SME AND SMART MANUFACTURING MAGAZINE
CESMII CEO John Dyck has been recognized by SME as one of “30 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing” in their April 2020 edition of Smart Manufacturing magazine . Click here to read more about John and the other leaders who are modernizing the industry.
SME helps manufacturers innovate, grow and prosper by promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and connecting the manufacturing industry.
CESMII ADDS SMIC OPERATIONS MANAGER
We are excited to introduce Mr. Shekhar Chandrashekhar to our Staff as SMIC Operations Manager, effective April 1, 2020.
Shekhar joins CESMII from his previous role as Smart Manufacturing Practice Lead at CMTC, where he partnered with the nationwide network of innovation institutes and industry 4.0 solution providers to assist small and mid-sized manufacturers in digital transformation. He led clients in crafting strategies and integrating the right end-to-end technology to get the right information at the right time in the right form to the right people throughout the value chain to enable smart decisions.
Shekhar is passionate about driving change at the intersection of business, technology, and culture. He is also a people-oriented leader with the capacity to engage and develop high-performing teams that work together to realize unprecedented—verifiable and repeatable—results.
Welcome to the team, Shekhar!
What Does Smart Manufacturing Look Like in Times Like These?
Watch our most recent webcast with Mike Yost and new co-host – CESMII’s Director of Ecosystem & Workforce Development, Conrad Leiva – as they discuss Smart Manufacturing in the face of today’s global COVID-19 outbreak.
Did you know you can still view this web series on our YouTube channel? In case you missed the previous webcasts, click below to view much more!
The DOE has announced a special solicitation for Manufacturing USA institutes, AMO funded R&D consortia and their member companies in High Performance Computing for Manufacturing . The HPC4Mfg Program is designed to spur the use of National Laboratory supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing and new materials that will enable advanced energy technologies. Projects must demonstrate potential impact to energy efficiency in manufacturing with a potential for broad national impact.
Concept papers should be submitted to HPC4Mfg by 5:00 p.m. (PT) on April 21, 2020 and there is an Information Webinar on April 2, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. (PT). Please click below to visit the HPC4Mfg website for more details about this solicitation, areas of interest, project examples, and the overall program!
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE RECOGNIZED BY WHITE HOUSE
In a briefing from the White House, President Trump acknowledged the “tremendous help” from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the other members of the new COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium in the effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about CESMII-member RPI and AiMOS, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and how they are supporting research related to COVID-19.
GOODWILL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & LESSONS LEARNED IN MANUFACTURING WITH COVID-19
Tracy DiFilippis of Goodwill Southern California was set to emcee CESMII’s 2020 Annual Meeting, but she didn’t get the chance. She and her team are still bringing value to us all as they have put together a list of valuable “Lessons Learned in Manufacturing with COVID-19”. Please click here to learn more.
TIPS ON SETTING UP YOUR HOME OFFICE
With so many of us working remotely, the workplace looks dramatically different right now. This shift has left many with questions about how to best incorporate ergonomic practices into our home office. Sandalwood Engineering & Ergonomics is providing some key tips to setup your home workstation to decrease discomfort and increase productivity, as well as short, one-on-one telephone consultations.
These are just a few examples of people banding together to help. Do you have similar information you’d like to share with us or the broader CESMII ecosystem? If so, please get in touch with us!
CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, entrusted to make one thing happen – make Smart Manufacturing a reality for everyone who touches American manufacturing. Our ecosystem is inclusive by design, and everyone has a role to play. Come find yours!
Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office Award Number DE-EE0007613.
Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Niether the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness