Power-Up from The Fembots!

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Education, Robotics, Manufacturing, Community
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Power-Up! This was the theme of the 2017-18 First Robotics Competition and focused on two alliances of video game characters and their human operators who are trapped in an arcade game. Both alliances are working to defeat the boss in order to escape.

Nancy Gaudinier, Providing Signature Experience for the Past 12 Years

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Community
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With more than 20,000+ customers during 68 years of business, Bishop-Wisecarver (BW) understands the importance of providing superior customer service. Each year, our BW customers rank our customer service at the highest level and feel the company is more like part of their team than a regular vendor. Taking this commitment to the customer even further, BW has developed a “Signature Experience” program that consistently delivers reliable motion solutions that are on-time, on-budget and on-target, with no surprises.

Take Five with The Pirate Robolution – FIRST Robotics Team 5430

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Bishop-Wisecarver is honored to be in our 11th year of sponsoring the FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, we are again sponsoring The Pirate Robolution team from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Calif. – hometown of Bishop-Wisecarver!

Take Five with The Fembots – FIRST Robotics Team 692

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Bishop-Wisecarver is honored to be in our 11th year of sponsoring the FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, we are again sponsoring The Fembots, an all-female team from St. Francis High School in Sacramento. Today, we catch up with Katie Klokkevold, a Senior and Co-Captain of the team. We asked Katie to give a one-word response to each of the terms below, followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by this amazing team.

What Manufacturing (Still) Needs – A Perspective by Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver

By Pamela Kan in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Education, Manufacturing Day, Community
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Nearly a year ago, I wrote and recorded a KQED Radio Perspectives program segment entitled “What Manufacturing Needs”. In it, I tried to quickly address the problem of having a strong industry with solid indications of future growth, while projections show we will be short two million manufacturing workers in the next 10 years.

I asked the question: Why is U.S. production so short of these skilled workers?

National Engineers Week

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Industry, Engineering, Linear Motion, Community
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In honor of this week’s focus on engineers, we are highlighting one of Bishop-Wisecarver’s long-term team members, Brian Burke, engineer extraordinaire and vital customer connection. Bishop-Wisecarver has earned the reputation of providing unmatched quality, reliability, service and engineering support for every stage of a customer’s design cycle. From product design to completion, Bishop-Wisecarver team members like Brian, work with customers to ensure we have solved their problem in the best way possible, and on time and on budget.

The Three Rs of Learning at the Step Ahead Award Conference

By Melsha Winchester in STEM, Reflection, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Community
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As part of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Honorees class of 2017, I recently attended a conference in Washington D.C. focused on women in manufacturing. Meetings, networking, dinners, ice breakers and tours of the amazing city were all geared towards our unusual group. While I’ve attended numerous tradeshow events and professional organization conferences, this was my first opportunity to be with a large number of women in my industry. What I discovered is already changing me personally and professionally and my “Three Rs of Learning at STEP Ahead” could do the same for you.

Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 7593 - The TigerBots

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST competitions. Today, we catch up with three 9th grade members of the TigerBots: Jade Costello, Co-Leader of Build Team, Caitlin Wallace, Build Team Member and Vineela Vandanapu, Programming Team Member. We asked them to give a one word response to each of the terms below followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by these incredible students!

Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 5430 - Pirate Robolution

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST competitions. Today, we catch up with Julio Garcia, 12th grade, CEO of the Pirate Robolution team. We asked Julio to give a one word response to each of the terms below followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by these incredible students!

Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 692 – The Fembots

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST competitions. Today, we catch up with Nicole Danuwidjaja, 11th grade, Co-Captain of the Fembots team. We asked Nicole to give a one word response to each of the terms below, followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by this amazing all girl team.
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