Automation Federation News Release
The Automation Federation and ISA to Exhibit at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (3 November 2011) — The Automation Federation (AF) announced today that AF and the International Society of Automation (ISA) will exhibit at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival, which will be held 28–29 April 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and other key locations in Washington, D.C.,USA. The festival is a celebration of science and engineering and will feature more than 1500 hands-on activities and more than 75 performances.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s largest national science festival. It was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science the same way people celebrate Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars.
“AF and ISA have chosen to exhibit at the festival because we are committed to promoting science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) to youth and to building the next generation of automation professionals, said Mike Marlowe, Automation Federation managing director. “Careers in automation are exiting, rewarding and important to our future, ” he added. “Through our exhibition, AF and ISA aspire to increase awareness of the importance of automation and engineering among young people and to invite them to explore the fascinating career paths in automation.”
Learn about the Automation Federation’s workforce development initiatives at www.automationfederation.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.
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).