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Scientist Say Space Smells Like NASCAR?

Astronaut above Earth

Do you know what space smells like? One astronaut described it as “. . . welding a motorbike.” Not exactly welding news, but I found it interesting. Check out that article and much more in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup”. Enjoy! 

Special News

Scientists Say Space Smells Like NASCAR

If astronauts could truly smell space, the whiff they would get may smell a lot like NASCAR.

Creating art in a public manner

“It’s looking funky; I love it,” says Gareth Flostrand from the Community Arts Council. Flostrand was one of the people on the committee that chose James to create the public art piece.

3M donates fashion helmets to college's female welders – UK

Female students have said “weld done” to a company for donating some stylish and innovative kit.

Electric firm donates to SWIC

The Lincoln Electric Co. recently donated to Southwestern Illinois College 17 new state-of-the-art welders, along with welding supplies and a fume extraction arm to aid in technical education welding courses.

Wilsonville looking for artists to create outdoor public sculptures

The Arts and Culture Alliance of Wilsonville has put out a “call to artists” for a series of outdoor sculptures as part of its rotational public art project in Wilsonville.

Welding Industry

Welders Can Breathe Easier with Chromium-Free Alloy

A new alloy promises to lessen welders’ risk of breathing toxic fumes on the job.

The joy(stick) of welding

The Xbox 360 has nothing on the Lincoln Electric VRTEX 360.

It's a virtual reality arc welding training solution. But we'll just call it what it is: A video game.

Lincoln Electric to Host Laser Welding and Cutting Seminar

Lincoln Electric Automation will host a one day laser welding and cutting technology seminar at the Automation Center of Excellence on March 24, 2011.

Welding Schools/Programs

Grant available for career training

A $25,000 grant from American Electric Power is set to help low-income residents in three counties learn the skills necessary to move them toward a successful future in the job market, according to Jan Shannon, director of the Pickaway County JOBS One-Stop.

Program helps women learn new career skills

Judy Thiesen is looking to start a new career in welding. Kim Eastman has launched her own cleaning business, and both women say their participation in Cabell County's ONOW class has helped them not only in their work life, but at home as well.

Three-week welding class set

A welding skills class is scheduled this month at the James Valley Career and Technology Center.

This three-week curriculum is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.

Many career opportunities available at LACTC

The Welding Technology program is taught by a very experienced teacher, Alwood Huckell.  
The students learn many types of welding.

New Course For the Underwater Centre's Training Programme – UK

The Underwater Centre has chosen the Subsea 2011 Conference and Exhibition this week to announce a new course it's introduced to the training programme.

T’di Polytechnic to introduce a new Welding course – GHANA

The Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, the Rev Prof Daniel Nyarko, has said the polytechnic would soon introduce a High National Diploma Welding course that would enable graduates to undertake repair works on oil pipelines on the ocean floor.

Welding Students

Jackye Smith Sets Example as Female High School Welder

Smith will graduate in May with four years of welding experience as one of the three female students in her program.

Redwood students build ag spreader for World Ag Expo

Some people may think a Termite MFG fertilizer spreader on display at the World Ag Expo was built in a professional shop.

It wasn't, but it was built to professional standards.

Work around house leads M-R student to victory

Household projects can have rewarding results. For Kendal Shimmin, 17, a senior at Monmouth-Roseville High School, welding projects on his family's farm led him to a win at the National 4-H Club in Lafayette, Indiana, last September.

Students compete in regional welding competition

There are plenty of reasons young people might be interested in welding, but 17-year-old Alexandria Dixon wants to help make the planet a better place to live.

RCC holds 23rd annual Weld-A-Thon

About 70 high schoolers spent Thursday morning getting fired up about welding. 

Welding Jobs (The Good)

FVTC Opens Training "Super Center" for Skilled Workers

Demand for skilled workers is rising, and to answer it Fox Valley Technical College has opened a new manufacturing "super center" in Oshkosh. Students hope this will be the ticket to a new job.

Top 10 sectors for new jobs

Employers aren't adding jobs, schools are cutting jobs, and China's economy might soon surpass ours. But don't worry, America. This is our Sputnik moment, as President Obama said in his State of the Union address. And somehow we shall overcome.

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding prompts fire scare at Daley Center

Fire crews were summoned to the Daley Center court complex just before 10 a.m. Wednesday after a judge called 911 to report the smell of smoke in her 11th floor courtroom and chambers.

Pipeline-Blast Probe Finds Welding Flaws

Investigators said Friday they have discovered dozens of welding defects in pipe removed from the scene of a massive pipeline explosion last September in San Bruno, Calif., that killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes.



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