Advanced manufacturing jobs in US focus of meeting
BOSTON—Academic, industry and political leaders plan to hunker down at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a one-day conference on ways to boost advanced manufacturing jobs and maintain the country's competitive edge.
MIT President Susan Hockfield is hosting the Northeast regional meeting of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Partnership on Monday in Cambridge.
The partnership's goal is to help guarantee that the U.S. attracts advanced manufacturing activity and remains a leader in an increasingly competitive global market.
Among those slated to attend are Gov. Deval Patrick; Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation; Raymond Stata, founder of Analog Devices; and Kaigham Gabriel, deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
A Southeast regional meeting of the manufacturing partnership was held last month at the Georgia Institute of Technology.