THE AUTOMATION FEDERATION NEWS RELEASE
ISA Baltimore/Washington D.C. Section Volunteers for the Automation Federation Boy Scout Jamboree Technology Quest Exhibit
Research Triangle Park, NC (15 March 2010) - The Automation Federation (AF) announced today that the members of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Section of the International Society of Automation (ISA) have offered to serve as exhibit volunteers in the Automation Federation’s Technology Quest Exhibit at the upcoming 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree scheduled for 26 July – 4 August 2010 at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia.
The Automation Federation was selected by the Boy Scouts of America to be a Technology Partner to host an exhibit in the Technology Quest exhibit area at the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree. Technology Quest is intended to provide Scouts with opportunities to take part in various science-related activities throughout the duration of the Jamboree. The purpose of the Automation Federation exhibit is to challenge the imaginations of the Scouts and to allow them to explore the wide variety of careers that await them in the automation profession.
The Automation Federation exhibit volunteers will discuss what automation is and promote math and science and their importance to the automation profession. Rich Sommerfield, president of the ISA Baltimore/Washington D.C. Section, is leading the effort to recruit members of this ISA Section to serve as AF exhibit volunteers.
When asked about the reason behind his efforts, Rich Sommerfield said, “The Automation Federation Technology Quest Exhibit is an invaluable opportunity to reach out to thousands of Scouts who will be thinking about their education and career paths. With this exhibit, we will have the opportunity to make a lasting impression on these Scouts about pursuing careers in automation. I am proud to say that the ISA Baltimore/Washington D.C. Section will have some enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers on hand each day to help convey the message of the importance of math and science and to promote careers in automation.”
Co-Chair for the AF Technology Quest Exhibit, Leo Staples, said, “As Co-Chair for the planning of this Automation Federation Exhibit and as President-Elect for ISA, I am pleased to have the support of the Baltimore/Washington Section volunteers. I know their efforts will ensure our Exhibit is a success. I know these ISA Members will epitomize the finest example of what an automation professional is and can be to the Scouts.”
The Automation Federation hopes that the ISA Baltimore/Washington D.C. Section’s participation in and commitment to the AF Technology Quest Exhibit will encourage other ISA Sections and other automation professionals to lend their support and time to making the exhibit a success. To learn more about participating in or supporting the Automation Federation’s Technology Quest exhibit, contact Mike Marlowe, director of government relations for AF, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1945, The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
Fore more information about the ISA Baltimore/Washington D.C. Section, visit www.bwisa.org.
About the Automation Federation
The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization under which member associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is working to become the "Voice of Automation." For more information about the Automation Federation, visit www.automationfederation.org.