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Media Announcements 2015


November

ISA and Automation Federation designate November 2015 as Automation Appreciation Month 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (02 November 2015) — The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its affiliate, the Automation Federation, have designated November 2015 as Automation Appreciation Month. More…


September

In recognizing Manufacturing Day, ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (21 September 2015) — As Manufacturing Day, 2 October 2015, approaches, the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its affiliate association, the Automation Federation, celebrate the importance of manufacturing to the world’s economic health and future. More…


June

Automation Federation releases LOGIIC report on remote access in IACS environments 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 June 2015) – The Automation Federation announced today that it has released a public report that studies the possible use of remote connectivity to systems in the industrial automation and control systems (IACS) environment for the purposes of monitoring and diagnostics. More…


April

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST® Championship, an international celebration of young people’s interest in science and technology 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (29 April 2015) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation, took part in last week’s FIRST Championship, an annual international celebration of young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. More…


Upcoming FIRST® Championship an opportunity for STEM-gifted young people to showcase their inventiveness, learn about potential career paths in automation 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (14 April 2015) – More than 17,000 young people (ages 6-18) from around the world will gather in St. Louis, Missouri next week to enter robots they’ve built in fun-filled, exciting competitions that celebrate excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), innovative thinking, and teamwork. More…


The SME Education Foundation elects Michael Marlowe to its Board of Directors 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (07 April 2015) – The SME Education Foundation recently announced that Michael Marlowe, Managing Director and Director of Government Relations at the Automation Federation, has been elected to its Board of Directors. More…


March

Automation Federation releases report commissioned by LOGIIC that studies the use of virtualization in IACS environments 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (24 March 2015) – The Automation Federation announced today that it has released a public report that examines the use of virtualization technology in industrial automation and control system (IACS) environments. More…


Steve Mustard, industrial cybersecurity expert of the Automation Federation and ISA, selected as keynote speaker at CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (19 March 2015) – The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) has named Steve Mustard—a globally acclaimed cybersecurity expert of the Automation Federation—as a keynote speaker at the CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 14-16 April 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. More…


February

Make a difference in a girl’s life by introducing her to engineering 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (10 February 2015) – Since 1982, women have earned almost 10 million more college degrees than men. Yet, today, only 11 percent of practicing engineers are women, a stunning disparity that is robbing America of innovation, creativity and diverse thinking, and most women of the higher salaries available in the engineering field. More…


Peggie W. Koon assumes role of 2015 Automation Federation Chair 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (05 February 2015) – Peggie W. Koon, Ph.D., has assumed the role of 2015 Automation Federation Chair. More…


ISA and the Automation Federation call for greater efforts to promote the value and significance of STEM learning, and engineering and automation careers 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (04 February 2015)--As the new year begins, ISA and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation, encourage their members and other automation engineers and professionals to make a renewed effort to promote the value and significance of engineering and engineering careers. More…


January

Automation Federation to conduct industrial cybersecurity program at 19th Annual ARC Industry Forum, 9-12 February in Orlando, Florida 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (22 January 2015) – The Automation Federation will conduct a high-profile seminar on industrial cybersecurity at the 19th Annual ARC Industry Forum, which will take place 9-12 February 2015 at the Renaissance Orlando hotel at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. More…


Automation Federation to exhibit at Workforce Development Institute conference 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (08 January 2015) – As part of its strategic mission to help develop a workforce capable of competing in advanced manufacturing, the Automation Federation will be exhibiting in late January at a Workforce Development Institute conference sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). More…


CABA to hold CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (05 January 2015) –The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), a member organization of the Automation Federation, will conduct the CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 14-16 April 2015 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas, USA. More…


ISA and Automation Federation applaud kickoff of 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition, encourage their members to participate and contribute in FIRST programs 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (07 January 2015) – Nearly 75,000 high-school students on approximately 3,000 teams at 107 venues around the globe joined the kickoff event this past Saturday of the 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) via live Comcast NBCUniversal broadcast. More…