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2018 First Global Challenge Hosts Global Robotics Students in Mexico City

First Global, a STEM-focused international nonprofit that organizes an annual international robotics competition for high-school students from around the world, announced that the First Global Challenge 2018 will convene participants from more than 160 countries, Aug. 15-18, at Mexico City’s Arena Ciudad de México to solve energy-efficiency problems with robots created by student participants.

Creating Workforce Opportunity with Manufacturing Skills Training

Earn a college degree, move to a major city, and land a white‐collar job in the knowledge economy—that’s the path many millennials have been taught to follow. But that route isn’t always viable. Crushing student loan debt, skyrocketing housing costs, and wage stagnation are making postgrad life unaffordable for many young people.

Automotive Industry Improves Automation, Adopts Advanced Tech

The U.S. auto industry has been automated for decades. Production of cars and trucks is associated with large, hulking robots fenced off from human employees. Inside those fenced off areas, tasks such as welding are performed. The industry, though, is advancing on the automation front.