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Our July 28, 2017, episode of QDL we looked at science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) education for the deaf and hard of hearing; Quality 4.0; and cloud computing.

“Teaching STEAM Skills to Deaf Kids Using Drones and 3-D Printing”

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In our July 7, 2017, episode of QDL we look at apprenticeships, the Antikythera mechanism, and risk-based thinking in operations.

“Demand-Driven Education to Close Skills Gap”

Speaking at the National Association of Manufacturers Summit in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressed workforce issues.

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More than 2,000 years ago a huge ship crashed beneath the cliffs of Antikythera, a small island off the coast of Greece. Later discovered in 1900, the wreck yielded a trove of antiquities, including an amazing geared mechanism that, just for starters, predicted eclipses and the location of the sun and moon and possibly planets, showed the phase of the moon, and tracked the four-year cycle of athletic games.

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I n our June 23, 2017, episode of QDL we look at STEM education, personal kanban, and common mistakes when using SPC.

“ASME Supports STEM Opportunities Act of 2017”

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The June 9, 2017, episode of QDL looked at MEP program funding, nanoholograms, and banning laptops. Plus, we talked to Lolly Daskal about “leading from within.”

MEPs are Essential to Rebuilding American Manufacturing Competitiveness

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In last week’s Quality Digest Live: LEGO, do spacesuits make your butt look fat, and when reality smacks you in the face.

“What to Do When Reality Smacks You in the Face

Three self-leadership techniques to use when reality smacks you in the face.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

Technology is amazing. It’s amazing that I own a smartphone with more power than a 10-year-old laptop. It’s amazing that we have self-driving cars or smart appliances that tell you when you need to go shopping, ideas considered science fiction 20 years ago. It’s even amazing that you are reading this article on your smartphone... on the internet—an invention that isn’t even 40 years old and is arguably the driver for most of the technology advances we have seen since its development.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

In last week’s Quality Digest Live: Data for artificial intelligence, data for your quality management system, and Karl Popper meets Taiichi Ohno.

“Why AI Is the New Electricity

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In last week’s Quality Digest Live: design digital assistance instead of digital assistants, how to make better beer, and closed-loop manufacturing.

“How Digital Media Will Bring Out Our Best Selves in the Workplace”

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In last week’s Quality Digest Live: Enterprise quality management vs. integrated quality management. Our deteriorating U.S. infrastructure. Stress testing composites. The Fowler Precision Mobile Tech Center.

“Save Costs When Implementing Enterprise Quality Systems”