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Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Thomas Chow, 15

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, Reflection, Local, Industry, Education, Engineering, Community
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If your visions of science fair projects include paper mache volcanoes with some colored liquid dribbling out the top, it is time to get a 21st century view. As part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s ongoing support of STEM education, we recently helped sponsor the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). More than 200 students showcased 145 projects at the 11th annual event held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. BWG was a business sponsor for the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.

East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EBAMP)

By Kelly Walden, Manufacturing Director in Reflection, Local, Industry, Engineering, Manufacturing, Automation, Linear Motion
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When I mention that I work in the manufacturing industry, many people are genuinely surprised. They don’t realize manufacturing is still an incredibly large and growing – yes, growing – industry that is desperately trying to find enough workers to fill current and projected openings and the wages and benefits are usually higher than average.

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP)

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, Reflection, Local, Industry, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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“What are your plans after graduation?” It’s a question heard often this time of year as high school students are finishing tests, signing yearbooks and making plans for the next chapter in their lives. Do they choose college, tech school, career or travel? Do they have enough information to help make such choices?

Q&A with FTC Team – The TigerBots

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature The TigerBots, FTC Team 7593, of Notre Dame High School located in Belmont, California.

Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Robotics, Internship, Community
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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature Coach Peter Strawn of St. Francis Catholic High School FRC Team 692, The Fembots, located in Sacramento, California.

Bishop-Wisecarver Strike Out Cancer

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Reflection, Local, Manufacturing, Community
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Strikes, spares and gutter balls mixed with laughter, competition and team spirit to raise $4000 in the fight against cancer!

Bishop-Wisecarver Scores Big

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Dualvee, Local, Manufacturing, Linear Motion
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More than 115 million viewers are expected to watch Super Bowl 50 this weekend. The annual game is a highlight for many football fans who spend the day eating, watching game interviews and cheering on their favorite team. Not many people can track one of their most famous inventions to watching a football game, but Bud Wisecarver is clearly not like most people.

Four Ideas Worth Sharing from TED@IBM

By Pamela Kan in Manufacturing, Automation, Linear Motion
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I was lucky to get an invite to the recent TED@IBM talk in San Francisco earlier this month. IBM definitely lived up to their motto “Think”. My brain was stretched and tired by the end of the day. We heard and watched more than 18 speakers and videos. Below are the ones that most intrigued me, especially pertaining to the world of manufacturing, automation, and linear motion.

Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015

By Pamela Kan in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Manufacturing Day, Internship
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“This place looks totally different than I expected.”
“I didn’t realize there were so many different types of jobs.”
“That could be my starting salary? No way!”
“There are how many job openings?”
“This is fun. I could do this job.”

These questions and comments could be heard throughout our manufacturing site earlier this month as Bishop-Wisecarver again participated in the national Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) event.

Creating a Guided Motion System for Any Environment

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Dualvee, Products, Engineering
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Guided motion animates the manufacturing universe. Tracks, wheels and systems they comprise move the machinery and automate the equipment we use to create countless products that fuel our economy and advance our society.
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