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How Do We Win The War For Talent?

The Economist recently conducted an interview with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman. The focus of the 20-minute Q&A was how do we win the war for talent?I've been covering the manufacturing industry for 16 years and that question has been on the lips of nearly every manufacturing guru and leader.

Which Dog Is Top Banana For Chemical Engineers?

Last week's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and a chat with my editor got me thinking about what breed is most loved among chemical engineers.

Serendipity Leads To Sun-Kissed Skin

I don't mind winter, but I do hate the pasty-white skin I sport during these cold months. I remember my grandmother used to slather herself with Q.T. (quick tan in a bottle from Coppertone). Then my brother and I would wait for her to turn orange – we'd marvel at...

Meet Rock Star Women In Manufacturing

"I am woman hear me roar." Those lyrics always come to mind when I read about achievements women have made in the workplace. Imagine the roar you'll hear at the STEP Ahead – Women in Manufacturing awards reception when 122 women are honored for their achievements in the manufacturing industry.

DayGlo Boasts A Bright History and ACS Agrees

I'm a kid of the 1980s. I grew up wearing super-bright shirts, socks, shoes and accessories and I had my share of black-light posters that glowed in the dark. While my attire was bright, apparently I wasn't.

DayGlo Boasts A Bright History and ACS Agrees

I'm a kid of the 1980s. I grew up wearing super-bright shirts, socks, shoes and accessories and I had my share of black-light posters that glowed in the dark. While my attire was bright, apparently I wasn't.

DayGlo Boasts A Bright History and ACS Agrees

I'm a kid of the 1980s. I grew up wearing super-bright shirts, socks, shoes and accessories and I had my share of black-light posters that glowed in the dark. While my attire was bright, apparently I wasn't.

From Dust To Snow To Winter Wonderland

Tomorrow is the first day of winter and in Cleveland we still haven't seen any snow. According to the weather reports, that's about to change. I must admit, I enjoy a good snow storm -- especially the first one of the season.

What Do Woodstock And Schrödinger's Cat Have In Common?

My friend Alan, an engineer, was prepping his son, Alex, for an upcoming science fair and had this conversation: "I was trying to explain quantum entanglement to Alex (he's 6). And that led to the discussion about Schrödinger's cat.

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's The Bayer Cross

My first memory of Bayer was a huge plastic pill that my grandpa had in his fishing tackle box. He was a doctor, so he always had swag from pharmaceutical companies. It was actually a container that I'm sure at one time held samples of the company's Aspirin.