CATS News and Events

Over 325 Attend Inaugural CATS/CEG Advanced Manufacturing Conference

More than 325 from industry, academia and government attended the inaugural CATS/CEG Advanced Manufacturing Conference: Think Smart, Make Value held on April 16 and 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY.  The two-day conference, presented by a partnership between the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) brought together leaders from industry, government, and academia to address challenges facing regional manufacturers, and provide a strategic look at emerging ways to leverage the power of automation technologies, business best practices, and take advantage of available state and regional resources to better compete and succeed in the global marketplace.

Smart Manufacturing Coalition-led Project Wins DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Contract

The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) today announced that it won a 2013 Clean Energy Manufacturing contract to start developing the nation’s first open smart manufacturing technology platform for collaborative industrial networked information applications. The innovative $10 million project, led by the SMLC, will receive $7.8 million in funding from the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Program.

CATS Director, Dr. John Wen, to Present at National Academy of Sciences Symposium on April 3-4, 2013 at Hudson Valley Community College

The National Academy of Sciences will be holding a Conference at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY on April 3 and 4 on New York’s Nanotechnology Model: Building the Innovation Economy, jointly organized by Hudson Valley Community College, the Center for Economic Growth, GlobalFoundries, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Rensselaer President, Dr. Shirley Jackson will be delivering a keynote address on April 3.  Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems Director, Dr. John Wen, and Rensselaer Vice President for Research, Dr. Jon Dordick, will be delivering presentations on April 4.

Undersecretary of Commerce Patrick Gallagher to Kick Off Inaugural Rensselaer CATS/CEG Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Patrick D. Gallagher will provide the keynote address for the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Conference to be held April 16-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY.

CIPCE to Host FIRST Robotics Kickoff January 5, 2013

The Rensselaer Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) will once again be hosting the FIRST Robotics Competition Local Kickoff on Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Darrin Communications Center (DCC) Room 308 on the RPI campus.  The event will be complete with the kit of parts distribution, broadcast of the challenge release, and workshops.