U.VA. MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Industrial Internet’ Among Concerns of Manufacturing Symposium

March 18, 2014
  • What: National Academy of Engineering Regional Symposium, “Challenges of Advanced Manufacturing”
  • When: March 25, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rice Hall Auditorium, University of Virginia
  • Contact: Josie Pipkin

The National Academy of Engineering will convene engineers and business leaders at the University of Virginia on March 25 to investigate the complexities of manufacturing and the intersection of the virtual and the tangible. Leaders in their fields will discuss the future of advanced manufacturing technology.

Joe Salvo, marketing and communications manager with General Electric Co., will give the keynote address on “The Industrial Internet.” He will discuss the convergence of the physical and digital worlds that is taking place through the connection of machines via advanced computation, analytics, sensing and data integration. This world of connected machines, he believes, is creating an “Industrial Internet” that will unleash increased productivity, efficiency and sustainability across the globe, leading to another industrial revolution.

Welcoming addresses will be given by Donald Mote, president of the National Academy of Engineering; James Aylor, dean of the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Richard Benson, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

Mike Fair, project engineer with Siemens Energy; Brian Warner, Rolls-Royce head of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing; Rick Young, aerospace research engineer with NASA Langley Research Center; and Bob Hogan of Newport News Shipbuilding will also speak about industrial challenges in advanced manufacturing. U.Va. associate engineering professors Beth Opila and Peter Beling and Virginia Tech associate professor Jamie Camelio and professor Chris Williams will discuss advanced manufacturing research challenges.

A post-symposium reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library.

The symposium is sponsored by the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. It is free and open to the public. To register and for information on parking and directions, click here.

CCAM, an award-winning project, is a unique collaborative research facility in Prince George County that promises to accelerate the transfer of laboratory innovations to manufacturing production lines, where they can improve efficiencies, products and profits. CCAM is the only collaboration of its kind in North America. U.Va. is a founding member of CCAM, which has created research and/or internship opportunities for engineering graduate and undergraduate students.

For more on U.Va.’s role with CCAM, click here and here.

Media Contact

Josie Pipkin

Director of Communications, School of Engineering and Applied Science