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Celebrate National Engineers Week: February 18-24

Engineers: Inspiring WonderDeveloping a ready workforce for the bioengineering industry is an important part of the ARMI | BioFabUSA mission. 

BioFabUSA seeks to close the skills gap in tissue engineering and organ manufacturing by providing training opportunities to undergraduates, graduates, veterans, and non-college bound youth, by disseminating knowledge and enabling technologies that encourage engagement in regenerative manufacturing careers.

To achieve this mission, we bring together people from multiple disciplines (engineering, life science, computer science, materials science, fluid dynamics, manufacturing, automation and robotics) and with a variety of workforce development competencies (mid-career, 2- and 4- year community colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and local, state and federal government). 

 Mike Decelle, Dean, UNH Manchester and Chief Education and Workforce Development Chair, ARMI | BioFabUSA

Mike Decelle, Dean, UNH Manchester and Chief Education and Workforce Development Chair, ARMI | BioFabUSA

“We’re in competition as an industry for people who otherwise will apply their relevant skills to other industries.  It is our job as an industry to draw these young, talented individuals in at an early age as possible to what we’re doing,” said Mike Decelle, Dean, UNH Manchester and Chief Education and Workforce Development Officer, ARMI | BioFabUSA.  “As part of this effort UNH, Manchester expects the biotech program to double to 400 students over the next five year,” continued Decelle.

To support the efforts at UNH-Manchester and similar efforts across the country to build this workforce, ARMI | BioFabUSA will be highlighting relevant events this week as part “Engineers Week 2018 – Engineers: Inspiring Wonder.”  By spreading this news, we hope to help these organizations inspire and engage the next generation of engineers to join the biofabrication industry.

Here are a few noteworthy contributions to #EWeek2018:

Rockwell Automation Celebrates its Engineers During Engineers Week 2018

"Focus on STEM is influencing local decisions and global actions – from supporting the Hour of Code (to get students interested in computer science) to STEM initiatives that inspire our next generation of innovators."

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The ASME Washington D.C. Section will participate in Family Day, which each year attracts thousands of children, teachers and parents from the area surrounding the nation’s capital"

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

"Helps focus a growing movement to inspire girls’ futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world."

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Tour

Visit the WPI campus on Friday, February 23 from 12PM-2PM for a one hour tour of their Biomedical Engineering facilities. 

Follow us on Twitter (@armi_usa) for more on these events and more highlights of how you can celebrate Engineers Week 2018.