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CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

28 years of service, and his military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the P.O.W. Medal. Since his retirement, Captain Plumb has been a motivational speaker, consultant, and executive coach. His clients include the U.S. Navy, NASA, General Motors, FedEx, Hilton, Aflac, and BMW.During Captain Plumb’s tour in Vietnam, five days before the end of his tour on his 75th combat mission, he was shot down over Hanoi, taken prisoner and tortured. During his nearly six years as a prisoner of war, he distinguished himself as a pro in underground

Block Island Wind Farm (Photo: Deepwater Wind)

Wind Surpasses Hydro as Largest US Renewable Energy Source

construction. Once completed, those projects will double the size of New Mexico's installed wind capacity. Corporations and others outside the utility industry have become major purchasers of wind energy, accounting for 39 percent of capacity contracted in 2016. Projects for Google, Amazon and General Motors were completed in the fourth quarter.   (Reporting by Nichola Groom

U.S. Navy photo by Emanuel Pacheco

Robotics Judges Creatively Praise STEM Students

judges. This year’s judges creatively – and poetically – heaped praise on the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), mentored FIRST Team 339 Kilroy at George Mason University’s Patriot Center. In honor of Kilroy’s Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors, the judges wrote a poem to recognize the team:      There once was a team that came from multiple places,      Inventing a clean and elegant robot from distributed bases.      In the D.C. Regional with confidence they came,  

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